Course detail

Architecture, Geometry and Computer Science

FA-AGVCompulsory-optionalBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Summer semester3. year of study2  credits

Students will be acquainted with modelling of geometric objects (curves, surfaces and solids) using computers, with its geometric properties and examples of its usage in architecture. The form of the course is lectures and seminars. The course is not a software course.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Semestral work - analysis and computer model of a chosen building


Knowledge of 2D computer modelling (e.g. AutoCAD).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

FOLEY, James D. a kol. Computer graphics: principles and practice [Počítačová grafika: principy a praxe]. 2. vydání. Addison-Wesley, 1995. ISBN 0201848406 (EN)
HAAS, Felix. Architektura 20. století. 3.vyd. Praha: SPN, 1983 (CS)
KARGEROVÁ, Marie, KOPINCOVÁ, Edita, MERTL, Petr a NEVRLÁ, Karolina. Geometrie a grafika pro CAD. Praha: ČVUT, fakulta strojní, 2003. ISBN 80-01-02680-9 (CS)
MOLL, Ivo a kol. Deskriptivní geometrie pro I. ročník FAST VUT v Brně [CD-ROM]. Verze 1.3. Brno: ECON publishing, s.r.o., 2002. ISBN 80-86433-08-0 (CS)
SALOMON, David. Curves and surfaces for computer graphics [Křivky a plochy v počítačové grafice]. New York: Springler Science+Business Media, 2006. ISBN 0-387-24196-5 (EN)
VALA, Josef. Deskriptivní geometrie - 1. část. Brno: VUT, 1981 (CS)
VALA, Josef. Deskriptivní geometrie - 2. část. Brno: VUT, 1991 (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

Study will be evaluated on the base of the semestral work.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1st week: Introduction. Geometry basics.
2nd week: Point. Curves. Lines.
3rd week: Conics
4th week: Catenaries, sinusoids, spirals, cycloids.
5th week: Free form curves.
6th week: Surfaces
7th week: Geometric representation of surfaces: extruded and swept surfaces.
8th week: Geometric representation of surfaces: surfaces of revolution, helix surfaces, ruled surfaces.
9th week: Free form representation of surfaces.
10th week: Mesh representation of surfaces. Solids.
11-12th week: Final assignment.
13th week: Evaluation. 3Dtest.


To link students' knowledge gained in descriptive geometry and computers courses and add its linkage to architect's work.

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

Presence at lectures and seminars results from the duty to consult with the teacher about the seminar assignment

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer