Course detail

Contemporary Architecture

FAST-AG001Acad. year: 2020/2021

Source information about the contemporary architectonic scene, main streams and key figures determining the contemporary architecture. At the very beginning of study it serves as initial knowledge applied in a student’s studio work in the following semester.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will manage the goal of the subject, i.e.basic grasp of the contemporary architecture, roots of the contemporary architecture, present streams, rational and creative branches of the world’s and home scenes.

Prerequisites

The subject is involved in the first semester of study and thus there is no connection with any previous discipline. The general knowledge of culture and history at the secondary school level is supposed.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction 1: Architecture and urban planning in Europe from the ancient times to the 18th century
2. Introduction 2: Architecture and urban planning in Europe since the 19th century
3. Roots of modernism (A. Loos, L. Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier)
4. Post-Modernism (R. Venturi, R. Bofill, J. Stirling and others)
5. High-tech (R. Rogers, N. Foster, N. Grimshaw and others)
6. Deconstructivism (P. Eisenman, B. Tschumi, Z. Hadid, R. Koolhaas and others)
7. Organic architecture (F. Gehry, S. Calatrava and others)
8. Minimalism (P. Zumthor, J. Herzog - P. de Meuron and others)
9. Critical regionalism (A. Siza, R. Legoretta and others)
10. Critics of modernism, traditionalism (L. Krier, Q. Terry and others)
11. Traditionalism and reconstructions of protected buildings
12. Czech architecture after 1989
13. Czech architecture after 1989, Brno scene after 1989

Aims

Basic grasp of the contemporary architecture, roots of the contemporary architecture, present streams, rational and creative branches of the world’s and home scenes.

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-APS (N) Bachelor's

    branch APS , 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer