Course detail

Urbanism IV - Creating Urban and Landscape Environment

FA-U34CompulsoryBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Summer semester3. year of study3  credits

The subject "Formation of urban and landscape environment" resumes the preceding basic subjects covering primarily the functional relationships at the level of the individual urban elements, and the urban development concept. The subject deals with the interpretation and formation of the urban and rural environment. Analysed are in detail the principles of spatial organisation and their applicability to the modern city (composition, urban design, etc.). The second part of classes and tutorials is devoted to the fundamentals of garden design and to the regulars of city greenary formation. The subject covers also the natural environment of settlements.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn the fundamentals and principles of spatial shaping of the seats. They also know and are able to apply the principles of green development. Knowledge and skills along with other information obtained in the related subjects of urban students can apply in the conduct of multidisciplinary teams of experts in treating all types of urban studies and regional documentation.

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning


Desirable as an elementary knowledge of geography and composition. Are also necessary knowledge of the history of architecture and urbanism, and that the architectural and urban design. Students should have the artistic talent and imagination of space.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Hexner, M., Novák, J.: Urbanistická kompozice, Vydavatelství ČVUT, 1996, (CS)
Lynch, K.: The Image of The City – Obraz města, BOVA, POLYGON, Praha 2004, (CS)
English Partnership/The Housing Corporation: Urban Design Compendium. London 2004 (EN)
English Partnership/The Housing Corporation: Urban Design Compendium 2. London 2006 (EN)
Gehl, J.: Život mezi budovami, Nadace Partnerství, 1996 (CS)
Kolektiv: Zahrady a parky v Čechách, na Moravě a ve Slezsku, LIBRI 1999 (CS)
Krier, L.: Architektura, volba nebo osud, Academia 2001 (CS)
Boeminghaus, D.: Fusgängerzonen, Karl Krämer Verlag Stuttgart, 1992, (DE)
Norberg-Schulz, C.: Genius Loci, Odeon, 1994, (CS)
Sitte, C.: Stavba měst podle uměleckých zásad, Nakladatelství ARCH1995. (CS)
Forman,R.a Gordon,M.:Krajinná ekologie, ACADEMIA Praha 1993 (CS)
Ševčík, O.: Programy a prohlášení architektů XX. století, ČVUT Praha 1999 (CS)
Zibrin, P.: Percepcia urbanistického priestoru, Urbion Bratislava 1982 (SK)
Jacobsová, J. :Smrt a život amerických velkoměst, Odeon, 1975 (CS)
Meduna, V.: Urbanistická kompozice, VUT Brno,1981, (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods will be precized by teacher.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit shall be given in case of final study turn in, passing of exam work of appropriate quality and in given term. The exam is written and it is necessary to gain at least half of points. The second half consists of practical part evaluation.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Conception and production town and provincial environment. Functional, operational and cubic bindings.
Picture cities (K. Lynch), analysis, časově folding picture
Principles and historical approaches to the cities creation
Fundamentals cubic molding cities I (composition)
Fundamentals cubic molding cities II. (application compositional basics)
Historical inheritance and modern development (problems new formation)
Cities environmenet creation
Town interior and public funds premises (mobiliář, graphic system, sowing. and emotive elements)
Landscape, her development and meaning in architectural and urban design proposal
Exercise and meaning natural components
Municipal park, city greenary, historical development and fundamentals
Bases garden and landscaping production, compositional principles
Natural environment seats (territorial systems ecological steadiness)


The goal is to teach students the principles of the creation of urban and rural environments. They are familiar with the historical principles of shaping the space and their applicability in today's modern city. The second part is to introduce students to creating a garden, the natural environment and landscape conservation sites and the influence of historical development on the present. The course serves as preparation for a studio creation and subsequent practice