Course detail

Language of Architecture

FA-DA1Acad. year: 2020/2021

Students are trained in the analysis of architecture as a non-verbal language. The outcome is an analysis of selected regional or individual form language (or pattern language), both written and graphic: 5 pages of essay, 10 drawings, a presentation and a poster in PDF.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students are trained in the analysis of architectural language with their specific grammar and vocabulary, as well as in their mutual comparation, and individual further emulation.

Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SALINGAROS, N. et al. Unified Architectural Theory: Form, Language, Complexity. Kathmandu: Vajra Press 2013 (česky 2017, ed. HORÁČEK, M.) (CS)
ALEXANDER, C. et al. A Pattern Language. New York: Oxford University Press 1977. (CS)
HEROUT, J. Staletí kolem nás. Praha: Panorama 1981. (CS)
KOCH, W. Evropská architektura. Praha: Universum 2012. (CS)
OLIVER, P. ed. Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World I–III. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1997. (CS)
VAŘEKA, J. – FROLEC, V. Lidová architektura: Encyklopedie. Praha: Grada 2007. (CS)

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

The results are classified by a single mark reflecting the evaluation of both the seminar work and the oral presentation.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Introduction - Assignment - Consultations - Presentation of the finished work

Aims

An exercise in the implementation of architectural theory into the building design.

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

Routine control consultations taking place at tutorials.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch ARCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch ARCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch URBAN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch URBAN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    specialization ARCH , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    specialization ARCH , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch ARCH , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    specialization URBAN , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    branch URBAN , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme ARCHURB Doctoral

    specialization URBAN , 2. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

4 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation

2 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Seminar

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer