Course: Architectural Design 1

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Course title Architectural Design 1
Course code KAR/AA1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Balda Vladimír, Ing. arch.
  • Žid Jiří, Ing. arch.
  • Rezek Petr, doc. PhDr.
Course content
The process of creating an architectural design respecting the design brief. The design must relate to the place, the purpose, the cultural and social context. Respecting the material and structural relations. The basics of architectural design and presentation. 1. Analysis of the design brief 2. Analysis of the design brief 3. Conceptual design 4. Conceptual design 5. - 12. Elaboration on the final design 13. Preparation of the final presentation 14. Preparation of the final presentation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Individual creative and artistic activities
  • Class attendance - 84 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 95 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The first year studio is meant to familiarise with the architectural production. There are three assignments in the first term: a small design, a construction/art work, and a work focused on space & light. Contrary to all the other years, the first year studio is horizontal.
Ability to work independently on an assigned architectonic assignment

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation of artistic and creative activities

Recommended literature
  • Books and magazines on architecture and fine arts (collection of the library of the Faculty of Art and Architecture of the TUL, c. 3000 titles focused mainly on modern and contemporary works..
  • Knihy a časopisy z oboru architektury a výtvarného umění (sbírka knihovny Fakulty umění a architektury TUL: cca 3000 titulů s těžištěm v oblasti moderní a současné tvorby..
  • Alberti, J.B.:. Deset knih o stavitelství. SNTL Praha, 1956.
  • Graf, O. A. Otto Wagner.1 Das Werk des Architekten 1860 - 1902.
  • Graf, O. A. Otto Wagner.2 Das Werk des Architekten 1903 - 1918. Wien Böhlau, 1994.
  • Palladio, A. Čtyři knihy o architektuře. Praha, 1958.
  • Schinkel, K.F., A. Uhl. Sammlung architektonischer Entwürfe: Sâmtliche Texte und Tafeln der Ausgabe Postdam 1841 - 1845. Aufl. Nördligen, 2006.
  • Vitruvius. Deset knih o architektuře. Svoboda Praha, 1979.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Architecture Study plan (Version): Architecture (1) Category: Architecture 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter