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Course detail

Fundamentals of Architectural Design

Course unit code: FA-ZAN
Academic year: 2010/2011
Type of course unit: compulsory
Level of course unit: Bachelor's (1st cycle)
Year of study: 1
Semester: summer
Number of ECTS credits:
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Preparedness for design activity and its presentation.
Mode of delivery:
90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning
Theoretical and practical knowledge of problems and ability to solve them, needed for architectural design activity.
Not applicable.
Recommended optional programme components:
Not applicable.
Course contents (annotation):
Preparatory discipline for architectural design whose aim is to make acquainted with the spatial, material and formal aspects of a work of architecture and with the method of architectural conception. In this subject, a young architect can find himself from the very beginning in the atmosphere of professional creativity and competitiveness, and can gradually extend his knowledge and improve his skills in the subsequent studios of architectural design. The formed habits should in future naturally lead to the architect's fundamental need to search not only for one, but for the optimum solution, resulting from the comparison of alternative approaches to the architectural assignment in its whole philosophic, functional, technical and economic complexity.
Recommended or required reading:
ENGEL, H. - Structure Systems (EN)
NEUFERT, E. - Bauentwurfstlehre (DE)
DRAPAL, J. - Architektonická kompozice I., úvod do projektování (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:
The works are set and evaluated by work leader. Specialists from Institute of Construction and Building Structure consult the project according to its definition, eventually other practice specialists. Studio project is during processing phases shown on critics and continuously evaluated according to preset criterions.
Studio work is marked using ECTS mark scale
Language of instruction:
Work placements:
Not applicable.
Course curriculum:
Setting imposition
Searching subject
Analysis imposition and study special literature
Conversion subject in subject
Conversion subject in motive
Seclusion work
Debate above seclusion works
Variant search optimum solving
Selection optimum solving
Alternative graphic progress
Graphic fulfilment
Struktivni model
Getting acquainted with the spatial, material and formal aspects of a work of architecture, and with the method of drawing up architectural concepts.Working out one's own design.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences:
Routine individual consultations, examination. Missed classes have to be made up for in full extent.

Type of course unit:

Projects and ateliers: 65 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer: doc. Ing. arch. Ivo Boháč, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. arch. Jaroslav Drápal, CSc.
Ing. arch. Nicol Galeová
doc. Ing. arch. Dagmar Glosová, CSc.
doc. Ing. arch. Josef Hrabec, CSc.
Ing. arch. Jan Kratochvíl
Ing. arch. Jiří Marek
doc. Ing. arch. Jiří Palacký, Ph.D.
prof. Ing. arch. Petr Pelčák
doc. Ing. arch. Iva Poslušná, Ph.D.
Ing. arch. Petra Žalmanová, Ph.D.

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