Course detail

Architectonic Composition

FAST-AG019Acad. year: 2018/2019

Survey and analysis of the architectural vocabulary and grammar, emphasizing psychological and aesthetical aspects. Comparison and assessment of examples from the Antiquity to the present.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will know key notions of the architectural composition.
Student will know how to describe an architectural work from the aesthetic point of view.
Student will know various methods of the architectural critics.
Student strengthens his/her perception of architecture.
Student improves his/her ability to discuss about architecture.

Prerequisites

The subject is based on some partial knowledge of the introductory architectonic subjects and it applies the knowledge of the historiography of architecture.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Informations are given through lectures and presentations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Student prepares a presentation which proves his knowledge of architectural composition.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Architectonic composition, basic categories
2. Perception of shapes, optical illusions
3. Focus, point, line, geometrical forms
4. Tectonics and stereotomy
5. Space
6. Symmetry and asymmetry
7. Contrast and nuance
8. Metrum and rhythm
9. Modul
10. Proportion
11. Scale
12. Discussion about selected examples 1
13. Discussion about selected examples 2

Aims

Grasp of the architectonic composition, basic composition categories, structure, tectonics and stereotomy, colour and materials, interior and exterior.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-APS (N) Bachelor's

    branch APS , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Architectonic composition, basic categories
2. Perception of shapes, optical illusions
3. Focus, point, line, geometrical forms
4. Tectonics and stereotomy
5. Space
6. Symmetry and asymmetry
7. Contrast and nuance
8. Metrum and rhythm
9. Modul
10. Proportion
11. Scale
12. Discussion about selected examples 1
13. Discussion about selected examples 2