Composition and Theory of Architecture
- Department of Architecture
The task is to analyse three examples of historical or contemporary architecture or urban design. Main topics: concepts of architectural space (Raumplan, plan libre, deconstructivism etc.), concepts of urban space, geometry and its role in architectural and urban composition, semiotics and meaning of symbols in architecture, expression of architecture by non-architectural and non-constructive means.
- Syllabus of lectures:
- Syllabus of tutorials:
- Study Objective:
Seminars are focused on the composition of architecture and urban space through an application of theoretical concepts. Basic composition principles will be analysed using examples typical in a particular historical period.
- Study materials:
(1) Architectural Theory from Renaissance to the Present, TASCHEN, Köln 2003
(2) Jencks, Ch., The New Paradigm in Architecture, Yale University Press, 2002
(3) Kruft, H. -W., Geschichte der Architekturtheorie, C. H. Beck Verlag, 1985
(4) Krier, R., Urban Space, Umbau-Verlag Solingen, 2005, Schulz, CH. N., Mening in Western Architecture, Studio Vista, 1975
(5) Lawlor, R., Secred Geometry, Thames and Hudson Ltd, London 1982
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: