Course detail

Contemporary Architecture

FA-SOAAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course is focused on an introduction of the contemporaneous Czech architectonic scene – an overview of the contemporaneous Czech architecture, introduction to historical context, sources of contemporaneous architectonic design, historical reflection. Lectures will be given by leading representatives of the Czech architectonic scene who will demonstrate on their work – plans and implementations – their architectonic opinion, problems and their approach to solving them with the aim of presenting a result encompassing architecture in all its missions.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Orientation in the contemporaneous Czech architectonic scene with the corresponding links


History of architecture, typology, architectonic studio design


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Průběžný monitoring domácího a zahraničního odborného periodického tisku, internetu, odborných publikací, DVD aj. s tématikou soudobé architektury. (CS)
Učební texty lektora (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods


Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Written examination, combined when repeated. The classification takes into account student’s knowledge and orientation in the issue.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introductory lecture – an overview of historical architecture in Bohemia and Moravia to the end of the 19th century
2. – 3. 2 lectures – introduction to historical context – an overview of modern architecture of the 20th century
4. Visit to villa Tugendhat / lecture
5. A walk to see Brno architecture between the two world wars – BVV, city centre
6. Excursion ( Zlín)
7. Lecture – Brno architecture 1990 – 2006
8. Excursion ( Brno)
9. Excursion ( Brno)
10. Lecture – Czech architecture 1990 – 2006
11. Lecture – Czech architecture 1990 – 2006
12. Excursion (Prague)
13. Excursion (Litomyšl)


Orientation in the contemporaneous Czech architectonic scene with the corresponding links

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

The instruction is given by way of optional lectures and excursions.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

    branch ARCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer