Course detail

Art VI - Design in Architecture

FA-VT6Acad. year: 2019/2020

The objective of the subject Design in Architecture is to develop the creativity and invention of the students of the Faculty of architecture. The student work out a design of an architectural detail - element (e.g. enclosing shell, stairs, pavement, skylight, column, window, structural solution, urban planning elements … ). The classes resume the passed art disciplines - drawing, painting and modelling, which make part of the program of the Institute of Drawing and Modelling, and the subjects taught in the Institute of Free Creative Activity. The assignment is individual and is directly related to the studio project. The design has to meet the demands put on function, manufacturing and technology used. An integral part of the required documents is a historical analysis and a graphic part containing the central idea, the drawings in the respective scale, the colour design, the photograph of the model, and spatial visualisation. The aesthetic quality is one of the most important features of the solution. The graphic presentation is documented on a CD and a in drawing of AO.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The study's result consists in developed cognitive processes, creativity and rational thinking.


The student's knowledge required for the study of the subject Art VI -Design in Architecture (VT6), is as follows: - sense of space - imagination - creativity - command of graphic techniques


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Zahraniční časopisy: Architectural design, Architekur aktuell, Detail, Domus, Glas (EN)
Peter Zellner: Hybrid Space - New Forms in Digital Architecture, 1999 (EN)
Cynthia Davidson: Tracing Eisenman: Complete Works, 2006 (EN)
Joseph Rosa: Next Generation Architecture: Folds, Blobs, and Boxes, 2003 (EN)
Gordana Fontana Giusti: Zaha Hadid, 2004 (EN)
Reiser + Umemoto: Atlas of Novel Tectonics, 2006 (EN)
Greg Lynn: Animate Form, 1999 (EN)
Lars Spuybroek: NOX: Machining Architecture, 2004 (EN)
Lise Anne Couture, Hani Rashid: Asymptote: Flux, 2002 (EN)
Michael Hensel, Achim Menges, Michael Weinstock: Architecture in the digital age: design and manufacturing, 2004 (EN)
Kostas Terzidis: Algorithmic Architecture, 2006 (EN)
Phylogenesis foa's ark: foreign office architects, 2004 (EN) (EN)

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

Credit is conditioned by the quality and extent of work done during the semester.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. week Setting, introduction to the problems
2. week Cubic type Blob
3. week Work on project
4. week Cubic type Cluster and Swarm
5. week Work on project
6. week Cubic type crystal
7. week Work on project
8. week Cubic type Fluidform
9. week Work on project
10. week Hybrid forms
11. week Work on project
12. week Work on project
13. week Final presentation and evaluation


The objective of the subject Design in Architecture is to develop the creativity and invention of the students of the Faculty of architecture.

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

Teaching takes place in the Institute of drawing and modelling, in classes given
by the schedule of the curriculum.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

    branch ARCH , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Art studio work

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer