Course detail

Specialized design studio A1

FA-SA1-AAcad. year: 2020/2021

In this course students elaborate a one semester project and develop their knowledge gained in the previous bachelor study program on a selected topic. The topics of A1 design studio focus on creating architectural space, especially on interior design and architectural detail, style, artistic expression, craft, work with light and scenography. The course develops the skills of the future architects focusing on the theoretical and conceptual part of the design.


Department of Spatial Design (UPT)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


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Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

NEUFERT, Ernst a Peter NEUFERT. Navrhování staveb: zásady, normy, předpisy o zařízeních, stavbě, vybavení, nárocích na prostor, prostorových vztazích, rozměrech budov, prostorech, vybavení, přístrojích z hlediska člověka jako měřítka a cíle. 2. české vyd., (35. něm. vyd.). Praha: Consultinvest, 2000, 618 s. : il., plány. ISBN 80-901486-6-2. (CS)
NORBERG-SCHULZ, Christian, Petr KRATOCHVÍL a Pavel HALÍK. Genius loci: krajina, místo, architektura. 2. vyd. Praha: Dokořán, 2010, 219 s. : il., mapy, plány ; 25 cm. ISBN 978-80-7363-303-5. (CS)
TICHÁ, Jana, Rostislav ŠVÁCHA a Milena SRŠŇOVÁ (eds.). Euroamerické architektonické myšlení 1936-2011. Praha: Zlatý řez, 2018. ISBN 978-80-88033-03-5. (CS)
SCHLAFFEROVÁ, Hannelore. City: Život v ulicích plánovaného města. Zlín: Archa, 2017. ISBN 978-80-87545-48-5. (CS)
Zlatý řez (časopis). Praha: Zlatý řez. ISSN 1210-4760. (CS)
Česká architektura (ediční řada). Praha: Prostor. (CS)
Vyhláška č. 268/2009 Sb. o technických požadavcích na stavby. (CS)
Vyhláška č. 501/2006 Sb. o obecných požadavcích na využívání území. (CS)
Vyhláška č. 398/2009 Sb. o obecných technických požadavcích zabezpečujících bezbariérové užívání staveb (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The fundamental method of teaching is the design studio which accentuates the long-term individual work of students. The course is based on the method “teaching by doing”, i.e. gaining of knowledge and skills when applying them in the practice. The significant part of the course is the presentation of the design at the design critiques, consultations and critical discussion with the supervisor and other specialists. Depending on the topic, the complementary methods could be field trips or workshops. It is admissible to work on the design studio project in groups.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

To complete the course successfully, students must submit a completed studio project in time. The required content and extent of the studio project reflects the assigned topic and is defined by the work supervisor at the beginning of the semester.

The grading scale is given in Article 14 of the Study and Examination Rules of BUT. The recommended grading scale is the following:
– A: excellent project showing personal contribution, all aspects and components of the project are excellent
– B: very good project, or excellent project with partial deficiencies
– C: good project, skillfully designed and technically correct
– D: skillfully designed and technically correct project with partial deficiencies
– E: sufficiently developed project, with all assigned tasks completed, and complies with the legal requirements (standards)
The works which do not meet the minimal requirements (specified as E) are graded failed (grade F).

The supervisor is authorised to ask the students to study parallel or prerequisite selective courses.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Semester block schedule:
I. Analysis of a place and assignment, field trip, work on the concept
II. Development of architectural, operation and structural and/or urban design
III. Completion of the project, work on the presentation of the project


The course develops the students´ knowledge and skills needed to create a quality architectural and urban design in their future independent work as an architect.

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

Students must attend one consultation a week at the times specified by their supervisor and the in-semester design critiques. Students must submit a design project that meets the requirements specified by the supervisor at the beginning of the semester.
The design project must be submitted by the deadline specified by the directive The rules of study at FA, and any changes must be stated before the students register.
In the case of an apology and with approval of the teacher it is possible to substitute personal participation with online participation in the studio.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N_A+U Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 15 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Studio work

104 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer