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Course detail

Architecture, Geometry and Computer Science

Course unit code: FA-AGV
Academic year: 2010/2011
Type of course unit: compulsory-optional
Level of course unit: Bachelor's (1st cycle)
Year of study: 3
Semester: summer
Number of ECTS credits:
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Semestral work - analysis and computer model of a chosen building
Mode of delivery:
90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning
Knowledge of 2D computer modelling (e.g. AutoCAD).
Not applicable.
Recommended optional programme components:
Not applicable.
Course contents (annotation):
Students will be acquainted with modelling of geometric objects (curves, surfaces and solids) using computers, with its geometric properties and examples of its usage in architecture. The form of the course is lectures and seminars. The course is not a software course.
Recommended or required reading:
FOLEY, James D. a kol. Computer graphics: principles and practice [Počítačová grafika: principy a praxe]. 2. vydání. Addison-Wesley, 1995. ISBN 0201848406 (EN)
HAAS, Felix. Architektura 20. století. 3.vyd. Praha: SPN, 1983 (CS)
KARGEROVÁ, Marie, KOPINCOVÁ, Edita, MERTL, Petr a NEVRLÁ, Karolina. Geometrie a grafika pro CAD. Praha: ČVUT, fakulta strojní, 2003. ISBN 80-01-02680-9 (CS)
MOLL, Ivo a kol. Deskriptivní geometrie pro I. ročník FAST VUT v Brně [CD-ROM]. Verze 1.3. Brno: ECON publishing, s.r.o., 2002. ISBN 80-86433-08-0 (CS)
SALOMON, David. Curves and surfaces for computer graphics [Křivky a plochy v počítačové grafice]. New York: Springler Science+Business Media, 2006. ISBN 0-387-24196-5 (EN)
VALA, Josef. Deskriptivní geometrie - 1. část. Brno: VUT, 1981 (CS)
VALA, Josef. Deskriptivní geometrie - 2. část. Brno: VUT, 1991 (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:
Study will be evaluated on the base of the semestral work.
Language of instruction:
Work placements:
Not applicable.
Course curriculum:
1st week: Introduction. Geometry basics.
2nd week: Point. Curves. Lines.
3rd week: Conics
4th week: Catenaries, sinusoids, spirals, cycloids.
5th week: Free form curves.
6th week: Surfaces
7th week: Geometric representation of surfaces: extruded and swept surfaces.
8th week: Geometric representation of surfaces: surfaces of revolution, helix surfaces, ruled surfaces.
9th week: Free form representation of surfaces.
10th week: Mesh representation of surfaces. Solids.
11-12th week: Final assignment.
13th week: Evaluation. 3Dtest.
To link students' knowledge gained in descriptive geometry and computers courses and add its linkage to architect's work.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences:
Presence at lectures and seminars results from the duty to consult with the teacher about the seminar assignment

Type of course unit:

Seminar: 26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer: Ing. arch. Jan Foretník, Ph.D.

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