Course detail


FA-EPREAcad. year: 2020/2021

Parametric design is the current generative method as in architecture and in other artistic fields. The artist does not directly resulting work of art, but defines an algorithm (a sequence of actions by which the software creates 2D or 3D structure) and based on the input parameters of the final form of the work can effectively change continuously.
The theoretical introduction establish practical exercises. Selected examples will introduce the possibility of graphical scripting editor Grasshopper. In the second half of the semester students will be in collaboration with the teacher to create their own area and spatial designs that will be visualized in rendering the V-ray.

Offered to foreign students

The home faculty only

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn the skill of visual object scripting and improve their presentation skills ..


Computer technology I.-V., Art by I.-VI.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods


Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

graded credit. Preparation of 2 unique art designs (one surface and one-dimensional), including presentation revealing the algorithm leading to their formation, the digital submission of proposals for the CD

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

First Entering, the theoretical part (history, context, reference examples, literature)
Second practical examples (surface elements)
Third practical examples (spatial elements)
4th practical examples (simple division and transformation of elements)
5th practical examples (attractors)
6th practical examples (random number generator)
7th practical examples (image sampler)
8th practical examples (basic RhinoScript)
9th rendering module to work with V-ray
10th project work, consultations
11th project work, consultations
12th project work, consultations
13th presentation of proposals, classification


The aim is to familiarize students with the progressive method of architectural design. Students will gain a general overview of the history and current possibilities for programming architecture. They will present their models professionally visualizations.

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

Compensation determined Study and Examination Regulations and Guidelines BUT Dean Faculty of Architecture.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

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

  • Programme ARCHURB Master's

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

  • Programme ARCHURB Master's

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

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer