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
- command of graphic techniques
Recommended optional programme components
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)
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
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.
Type of course unit
Art studio work
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer