Course detail

Design of Structural Elements

FA-DSPCompulsory-optionalMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Winter semester2. year of study4  credits

The objective of teaching this subject is to develop the creativity and invention of the students in the master degree study of FA BUT. The students work out the design of a structural detail (element). The teaching takes up to the artistic disciplines of the bachelor degree study, primarily to architectural design. The assignment is individual and is linked with the preceding studio designs. The design has to meet the requirements for function, production and technology used. An integral part of the required documents is the historical analysis and the graphic part expressing the central idea, the drawings in the respective scale, the colour design, the photograph of the model, and spatial visualisation. The graphic presentation is documented on a CD and in a drawing of AO format.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The result of the study consists in developed cognitive processes, creativity and rational thinking.


The student's knowledge required for the study of the subject Design of building elements, is as follows: - sense of space - imagination - creativity - knowledge of mathematics and physics


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Garner Philippe: Design and Architekture 1878 - 1976, 1993 (EN)
Compagno Andrea: Intelligent Glass Facades, 2002 (EN)
Smith Courtenay: Xtreme Houses, 2002 (EN)
Schmittel Wolfgang: Design concept realisation, 1975 (EN)
John McKean: Pioneering British "High-Tech", 1999 (EN)
Zschokke Walter: Architektur Stadtebau Design,2001 (EN)
Peter Buchanan: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, 1995 (EN)
Schmitz-Gunther Thomas: Living Spaces Ecological Building and Design, 1999 (EN)
Dietz Mattias: Japanese Design, 1994 (EN)
Philip Jodidio: Sir Norman Foster, 1997 (EN)
Zahraniční časopisy: Architectural design, Architekur aktuell, Detail, Domus, Glas, El Croquis, GA Document (EN)

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

Credit is conditioned by the quality and extent of work done during the semester.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Design building elements in current data also historical architecture - seminar
Particular setting building element ( detail ) flowing from penthouse project
Analysis engaged problem in light of historical and current data architecture – file proof part
Ideological draft - tuition
Ideological draft - tuition
Proposal true - to - scale - correction
Proposal true - to - scale - correction
Proposal true - to - scale, case mould - correction
Graphic output - correction
Graphic output - correction
Graphic output
Mock - up, visualization
Mock - up, visualization


The objective of teaching this subject is to develop the creativity and invention of the students in the master degree study of FA BUT.

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

Teaching takes place in the studio of the Institute of drawing and modelling, in classes defined by the subject's plan and schedule.

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer