Course: Architectural Design 1

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Course title Architectural Design 1
Course code KAR/AN1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 16
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
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
  • Janoš Petr, Ing. arch.
  • Kolařík Radek, doc. Ing. arch.
  • Stolín Petr, doc. Ing. arch.
  • Saffarian Saman, Ing. arch. Mag. arch.
  • Suchánek Radek, Ing. arch. Ph.D.
  • Buček Jiří, doc. Ing. arch.
  • Hendrych Jan, doc. Ing. arch. akad. arch
  • Němcová Zedníčková Zdeňka, doc. Mgr.A. Ph.D.
  • Mičeková Alena, Ing. arch.
  • Janďourek Jiří, Ing. arch. Ing.
  • Horatschke Filip, Ing. arch.
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 - 266 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 280 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Being led by the teacher the studio provides the students with an environment that makes it possible for students to develop their own creative potential. Students have a chance to compare themselves with teachers of the architectural studios, the outstanding personalities of Czech architectural engineering in a creative dialogue. A student chooses both the teacher and the assignment of the studio for a particular term.
Ability to work independently on an assigned architectonic or urbanistic assignment.

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation of artistic and creative activities

A task analysis; research for relevant examples of inspirational models and comparable works by other authors; creating one's own design on a step-by-step basis with the guidance of a pedagogue and finalising the design on one's own. Ongoing consultations of the design with the pedagogues from related departments (the Department of Theory and History of Visual Arts and Architecture; the Department of Visual Arts; the Department of Civil Engineering; the Department of Load-bearing Structures). Defending the work procedure during ongoing criticisms and defending the final design in front of a commission of pedagogues during the final presentation.
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..

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