Course detail

Typology of the Town, Typology of the House

FA-TMDCompulsory-optionalMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Winter semester1. year of study4  credits

The typology taught hitherto deals first and foremost with the functional and layout principles of designing the individual types of buildings. However, architecture is based not only on the functional schemes of buildings. In its development, architecture is connected with the conception and perception of the sites. The subject on the border line of urban planning and architecture tries to find their common features which the architect has to perceive, whether working on an urban development plan or on an interior design.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Synthetic perception of place and time in solving concrete architectural tasks, perception of the influence of urban planning and contextual relationships on the concept of the work of architecture.

Mode of delivery

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


Complex of theoretical subjects taugt in the first degree study


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Desmond Moris - Lidský živočich
Camillo Sitte- Stavba měst podle uměleckých zásad
Crhák -Výtvarná geometrie
Krier Rob- Architectural kompozition
Valena Tomáš - Město a topografie

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

Working out of a seminar assignment and its presentation at the seminar.Reactions of other participants in the seminar on the presented work are evaluated.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Typology and architecture development formation and architectural project delimitation conceive typology, conception living, identification with through space, factor time in architecture
Typology steering-swivel geometry steering-swivel geometry under development formation , formation space
line limits ,regularity irregularity, numbers in architecture, screens, straight line, line, limits, areal shapes
Typology morphology formation throughout the country, man and nature
topography as the source of urban design forms, typology topohraphic forms and their influence over formation development landscapes
Typology town space and objects standard type textures development
street blocks with yards solitary objects harrow
communication - view point
Typology textures inner space building
central -lengthwise disposal structure and sorting single space
basic character disposal, entrance, main space placing staircase appearance to entrance
relation pit regarding storey, private and public funds premises


The subject's aim is to make students acquainted with the method of contextual analysis of place and time in architectural design.

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

Precondition is the preparation of a seminar assignment, based on the knowledge gained by attending lectures.

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer