Course detail

Space and Form

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

Creation of composition études as means of harmonising architectural space and the work's eloquent expression. In tutorials, the categories of architectural composition are analysed in context of space and architectural form as reflection of the time's philosophical ideas, emphasis being put on the specific features of the present time.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Deepening the ability to apply the knowledge of composition to architectural design.

Mode of delivery

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


Knowledge of the basic and auxiliary categories of composition. Symmetry, rhythm, contrast, module, proportion, scale, light, colur, optical delusions and illusions...


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Jackson, P.: Folding techniques for designers - Laurence King Publishing Ltd., 2011
Jackson, P.: Cut and fold techniques for pop-up designs - Laurence King Publishing Ltd., 2014
Buri, H. U.: Origami - Folded plate structures - Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - 2010
Aranda, B.: Tooling (Pamphlet Architecture) - Princeton Architectural Press, 2006
Lynn, G.: Folding in Architecture (Architectural Design Profile) - John Wiley & Sons, 2004
Vyzoviti, S.: Folding architecture: Spatial, Structural and Organizational Diagrams - BIS Publishers, 2004
Vyzoviti, S.: Supersurfaces: Folding as a Form Generation Method in Architecture - BIS Publishers, 2006
Pottmann, H.: Architectural Geometry – Bentley Institute Press, 2007

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

Classification is conditioned by submission of five experimental designs of a digital model of selected basic categories of composition.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Story management.
Approaches to management I.
Approaches to management II.
Experiential management.
Analyses for support managerial decision making.
Introduction to the linear programming.
Method time scheduling.
Decision - making method and mock - up.
Work with informations.
Setting and elaboration news.
Fundamentals for negotiation problems.
Motivational techniques and their training.
Project management.


The seminar's objective is to analyse the categories of architectural composition, in relation with space and architectural form, in order to deepen the knowledge of the concept of a work of architecture.

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

Tutorials conducted in form of individual consultations. Digital modelling of composition situations, making use of the computer centre's classroom.

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer