Course detail

Theory and Aesthetics of Architecture

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

Three components of architecture - space, form and mass - as reflected in philosophy. The need for and emergence of architectural criticism, forms of evaluating a work of architecture, object of architectural criticism. Function of architectural criticism, problems of subjectivity and objectivity in architectural criticism, criteria of evaluation. Fundamental factors of architecture and the variability of their interrelations. Scientific cognition of the world, artistic cognition of the world, specificity of the present time. .
Architecture as synthesis of science and art , specificity of architecture.
Philosophy of space, monumental archetype , European space, oriental space.
Reflection of the idea of universal space in architectural space, exact and elastic function.
Philosophy of space and mass, model of the cosmological structure of the world, micro- and macrostructure.
Traditional conceptual solution of space and mass in architecture, tectonic and stereotomic

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of architectural critique, specificities of architecture, philosophy of space and elementary terms of aesthetics of architecture.


Experience of own architectural design.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

HEGEL, G. W. - Estetika I., II. (CS)
SONTAG, S. - Umění v období vědy (CS)
ŠEVČÍK, O. - Programy a prohlášení architektů XX. století (CS)
aktuální texty a otevřené přednášky

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

Combined written and oral examination. Point assessment reflects the depth, the extent and the graphic skill evidencing the individual attitude to architecture.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Semiotics, her method and application in theory architecture, contemporary sheet. conception, contemporary theoretic views on architecture
Three component architecture, space, form, matter in reflection philosophical opinions
Need and rise sheet. critique, forms evaluation sheet. works, object and subject sheet. critique
Function sheet. critique, problems subject. and object. in architectural critique, criteria evaluation
Pacing item architecture and variability their mutual relations
Scientific knowledge world, artistic knowledge world, specificity presents
Architecture like synthesis scientific and artistic, specifikum architecture
Philosophy space, stately archetyp, European space, oriental space
Reflection notions universal space in sheet. space, accurate and flexible rate function
Philosophy space and masses, mock - up cosmological construction world, micro and macrostructure
Conventional conception solving space and masses in architecture, tectonic and stereotype
Characteristics and criteria architectural funds, style, taste, fashion, universal and regional
Aesthetics architecture, fundamental terms, subject and method, aesthetic phenomenon, function and value


Deepening the knowledge of theoretical and aesthetical categories, which help understand the evolution of the architectural expression with regard to social changes.

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

Consultations over defined problems at seminars, and submisson of seminar works. Individual consultations and study of the basic and the recommened litarature.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer