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CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Contemporary Architecture

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
500SAT ZK 2 2+0
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Department of Theory and History of Architecture
Synopsis:

Lectures explaining the main streams of architecture development of the post-WW II period of the 20th century in Czechoslovakia and Central Europe with the emphasis on the issues of globalisation, contemporary societies and cities. The lectures are accompanied with excursions in Prague, Brno, Hradec Králové etc.

Contents: From CIAM to Stalinism and back. Czech Architecture after the WWII. German Architecture after the WWII. Finnish Architecture. Austrian Architecture. Alvar Aalto. Hans Scharoun. Socialist housing after WWII. Karel Hubáček and the SIAL Group. Czech Architecture after 1989. Young generation in the Czech Republic.

Requirements:

None

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Introduction, examples of previous works.

2.Physical requirements on façades.

3.New types of wooden elements.

4.New types of stone and ceramic elements.

5.Architectural concrete.

6.Concrete cladding - function, systems.

7. - shapes and structure of elements.

8. - details, fixing.

9.Lightweight façades - stick and panel curtain wall.

10. - materials for exposed and interior surfaces.

11. - details and fixing.

12. - sun-shading.

13.All-glazed façades - structural glazing, high glass wall.

14.Consultations and assessment.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Students will understand basic relations between architectural concept and structural possibilities of load-bearing structures and systems.

Study materials:

Neufert, E., Architects Data,ISBN 0-632-12339-2, BSP Professionals 2001, Barrit, C.M.H., Advanced Building Construction Vol 1 - 4 ISBN 0-582-01992-9 1999, Longman Scientific & Technical 2001

Note:
Further information:
No time-table has been prepared for this course
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-10-14
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet1610206.html