Studio - FREE ASSIGNMENT I
FA-AT4Acad. year: 2019/2020
Creative studio work is the main and essential means of teaching architecture. It is based on the "learning by doing" method, i.e. gaining knowledge and skills by practical application. It consists in the dialogue of the teacher with the student over a project that is being developed.
Department of experimental design (UET)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
– The student will acquire the ability to design individual functional parts of the building (construction, energy performance, lighting, production, etc.)
– The student will be able to apply knowledge from other branches in the design
– The student will acquire the ability to develop analytical documentation of construction
Prerequisite of enrolment for the studio is the knowledge of building construction design, and , according to the assigned subject matter, the knowledge of the respective typology.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Periodika a literatura, otevřené přednášky, vědecké publikace
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The basic teaching method is a studio in which long-term independent work of students is emphasized; an important part is the presentation of the results of their own work on criticisms and presentations and consultations and critical discussions with the supervisor and other experts. Excursions (workshops) may be an additional teaching method depending on the topic.
Teaching methods depend on the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The studio work is assigned and evaluated by the supervisor.
The following design components are evaluated:
– Place, interpretation, analysis, synthesis, idea;
– Processes, operation;
– Materiality, structure, construction;
– Form, arrangement;
– Presentation, adjustment, defence;
– Student's approach to project processing.
The weight of individual components is determined by the supervisor.
It is mandatory to submit the project at the architectural-urban study level, which includes:
– text (including background, analyses, objectives, principles and concept of design, construction and operation diagram)
– documentation of working sketches and photo documentation of working models
– the situation of wider relations
– the situation
– floor plans of individual floors
– spatial representation of the designed object incl. context of the place
– the spatial representation of the interior if appropriate
– model (including photo documentation)
Mandatory attachments can be specified in more detail by the supervisor in the assignment. The assignment must be published on the FA Intranet at the same time as the topic annotations (before students register).
The classification scale is given in Art. 14 of the BUT Study and Examination Regulations. The recommended classification is as follows:
– A: excellent proposal with personal contribution, all aspects and components of the proposal must by excellent
– B: very good proposal or excellent proposal with some partial lacks
– C: good design, craft correct
– D: craftly correct design with partial deficiencies
– E: sufficient design, fulfilment of all assigned tasks, designed object is stable, does not show danger to stability, life and health, meets legislative requirements (standards)
Works that do not comply with the minimum requirements (specified in classification E) are rated as failed.
Language of instruction
The student systematically prepares studio work according to the assignment. Work takes 13 weeks. The student regularly consults the work with the supervisor and other experts.
The framework timetable consists of the following headings:
– location analysis and assignment
– work on concept
– 1st criticism
– work on urban design, architectural, functional and construction solutions
– 2nd criticism
– finalizing the project
– work on project presentation
– final public presentation in front of the jury
Schedule incl. deadlines can be specified by the supervisor in the assignment. The assignment must be published on the FA Intranet at the same time as the topic annotations (before students register).
The aim of teaching this subject is to prepare the students for solving architectural design problems of small or big constructions. The emphasis is put especially on the inovativness of the designs.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Obligatory participation in one consultation per week according to the supervisor's specification, obligatory participation in two ongoing criticisms and final public presentation. Submission of the project according to the assignment and within the pre-set deadline for submitting the project.
The specific terms of the above-mentioned compulsory participation, or further compulsory attendance beyond its scope, may be specified in more detail by the supervisor in the assignment. The assignment must be published on the FA Intranet at the same time as the topic annotations (before students register).
Type of course unit
104 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
doc. Ing. arch. Ivo Boháč, Ph.D.
Ing. arch. Jan Foretník, Ph.D.
Ing. arch. Nicol Galeová
doc. Ing. arch. Karel Havliš
doc. Ing. arch. Josef Kiszka
doc. Ing. arch. Gabriel Kopáčik, Dr.
prof. Ing. arch. Jan Koutný, CSc.
Ing. arch. Jan Kratochvíl
mgr inź. arch Szymon Rozwalka
MgA. Svatopluk Sládeček
prof. Ing. arch. Vladimír Šlapeta, DrSc.
Ing. arch. Marek Štěpán
prof. Ing. arch. Hana Urbášková, Ph.D.
Ing. arch. Ing. Jiří Vítek
doc. Ing. arch. Maxmilian Wittmann, Ph.D.
Ing. arch. Petra Žalmanová, Ph.D.
eLearning: currently opened course