Course detail

Fundamentals of Architectural Design

FA-ZANAcad. year: 2019/2020

Preparatory discipline for architectural design whose aim is to make acquainted with the spatial, material and formal aspects of a work of architecture and with the method of architectural conception. In this subject, a young architect can find himself from the very beginning in the atmosphere of professional creativity and competitiveness, and can gradually extend his knowledge and improve his skills in the subsequent studios of architectural design. The formed habits should in future naturally lead to the architect's fundamental need to search not only for one, but for the optimum solution, resulting from the comparison of alternative approaches to the architectural assignment in its whole philosophic, functional, technical and economic complexity.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Preparedness for design activity and its presentation.


Theoretical and practical knowledge of problems and ability to solve them, needed for architectural design activity.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ENGEL, H. - Structure Systems (EN)
NEUFERT, E. - Bauentwurfstlehre (DE)
DRAPAL, J. - Architektonická kompozice I., úvod do projektování (CS)
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Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The works are set and evaluated by work leader. Specialists from Institute of Construction and Building Structure consult the project according to its definition, eventually other practice specialists. Studio project is during processing phases shown on critics and continuously evaluated according to preset criterions.
Studio work is marked using ECTS mark scale

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Setting imposition
Searching subject
Analysis imposition and study special literature
Conversion subject in subject
Conversion subject in motive
Seclusion work
Debate above seclusion works
Variant search optimum solving
Selection optimum solving
Alternative graphic progress
Graphic fulfilment
Struktivni model


Getting acquainted with the spatial, material and formal aspects of a work of architecture, and with the method of drawing up architectural concepts.Working out one's own design.

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

Routine individual consultations, examination. Missed classes have to be made up for in full extent.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

    branch ARCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 7 credits, compulsory