Course detail

Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism

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

The course acquaints students with current events of contemporary architectural and urban planning and arts scene, both domestic and foreign. It surveys contemporary urban architecture and methods of each country with emphasis on the performances of notable buildings, analyzing the concepts and the overall architectural expression. Represents celebrities, studios, as well as events associated with a given field, such as exhibitions, publications, Pritzker award prizes, etc. An integral part is lecturing extern both teoretků and architectural historians, and prominent architects and urban planners in practice

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Orientation in the contemporaneous Czech architectonic scene with the corresponding links

Mode of delivery

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


Basic knowledge of current authors and their achievement.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Průběžný monitoring domácího a zahraničního odborného periodického tisku, internetu, odborných publikací, DVD aj. s tématikou soudobé architektury. (CS)
Učební texty lektora (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

oral examination

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introductory lecture – an overview of historical architecture in Bohemia and Moravia to the end of the 19th century
2. – 3. 2 lectures – introduction to historical context – an overview of modern architecture of the 20th century
4. Visit to villa Tugendhat / lecture
5. A walk to see Brno architecture between the two world wars – BVV, city centre
6. Excursion ( Zlín)
7. Lecture – Brno architecture 1990 – 2006
8. Excursion ( Brno)
9. Excursion ( Brno)
10. Lecture – Czech architecture 1990 – 2006
11. Lecture – Czech architecture 1990 – 2006
12. Excursion (Prague)
13. Excursion (Litomyšl)


Overview and orientation in the current development in the field of architecture and urbanism, trends and directions, key authors and works.

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

Active participation of students in the preparation of stemming Desk, work on the topics discussed by the lectures. Form of replacement monitors Study and Examination Regulations of BUT and Dean FA VUT.

Type of course unit



39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer