Course detail

Fundamentals of Architecture

FA-ZARAcad. year: 2019/2020

Theoretical introduction into the creative process of architectural design, in linkage to related disciplines. Characteristic of the fundamental functions of an architectural whole. The objective is to gain , by making a model, the knowledge of the basic effects of the spatial and material structure on the architectural form. Emphasis is put on the urgent need for a permanent awareness of an immediate feeling for building, since recently, in the design of the works of architecture, a constant shortcoming consists in the lack of direct experience with implementation. In our opinion, the activities of the designer and the implementer, now separated, belong to each other, and in the process of the education of the architect, the awareness of this close interrelation is to be preserved.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Theoretical and practical knowledge of the problems, and ability to make us of it in own architectural design activity.


Knowledge and talent verified in the admission procedure.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

DRÁPAL, J. - Výtvarná geometrie (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

Submission of a structural model and passing a written test. Point assessment of the depth, extent of knowledge, and correctness of the structural analysis of a work of architecture.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Essence architecture, her function, mission and social meaning
Scientific and artistic knowledge world, architecture like synthesis enclosure
Architectural production and theory draft
Coefficients architecture and urbanism in the strict sense of the word, space, matter, form
Coefficients sheet. and urbanism in wider sense, objective character preparatory phase sheet. production, environmentalism
Subjective coefficients sheet. and urbanism, promoter- client, architect- creator, realizator
Architectural production, bases architectural typology, building sorts and architectural print
Composition space, personage and social conditionality production space, raumplan, free ground plan
Architectural structure, structural form, biotekture
Elemental struktural elements, structural system, historical, contemporary, homogeneous, non - uniform
Cubic bearing textures
Architectural form, conception, composition, basic compositional caregory
Bases projection, philosophy project activities, contract documents. Present - day architecture abroad and kriteria her evaluation.


In the framework of lectures, to make the students theoretically acquainted with the basic notions of architecture and the architectural design process, in relation to cooperating disciplines.

In the framwork of tutorials, by building a model to gain knowledge of the basic impact of the spatial and mass structure on architectural form.

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

Submission of the resulting assignment works in due term. Individual consultations in the framework of tutorials. Study of basic and recommended literature

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

    branch ARCH , 1. year of study, winter semester, 8 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer