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2023/2024
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Composition and Theory of Architecture

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
129CTA KZ 2 2C English
Garant předmětu:
Lenka Popelová
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Martina Jarošová, Lenka Mandelová, Ashtar Najla, Lenka Popelová
Supervisor:
Department of Architecture
Synopsis:

Seminars are focused on the composition of architecture, which will be analyzed through the basic ordering principles, pattern making process and application of the theoretical concepts.

Requirements:

Assignments differ depending on whether they relate to students of architecture or of non-architectural fields. There will be a classified assessment at the end of the course. In order to pass the course and earn credits students will be required to complete their project. The outcome of the seminar will be a portfolio (of A4 or A3 format, or depending on an agreement the A3 or A2 format poster) containing the above information, summed up both in written and graphic form (a written essay supplemented by photographs may be submitted based on a mutual agreement). The project will include a list of references and resources, labelled with a nametag.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction and selection of the topic

2. A geometric basis for organizing forms and spaces: primary elements, organization of a form and space, basic ordering principles. An individual tutorial.

3. An individual tutorial, choosing of the topic

4. An individual tutorial, choosing of the topic

5. An individual tutorial

6. An individual tutorial

7. An individual tutorial

8. An individual tutorial

9. An individual tutorial

10. An individual tutorial

11. An individual tutorial

12. Grading of assessments and a tutorial

Syllabus of tutorials:

See OUTLINE AND SYLLABUS.

Study Objective:

- Obtaining / collection of basic information about the history of the building (both from literature and Internet and their own research in situ). Obtaining and assortment of photo and plan documentation

- Student's own analysis of basic ordering principles (a geometric basis for organizing the forms and spaces of a building or a space such as symmetry / asymmetry, hierarchy, rhythm, gradation, proportion and scale)

- The plan-spatial concept of the given building or urban area will be discussed in simplified form from a theoretical point of view

Study materials:

Johnson, P.-A. The Theory of Architecture. Concepts, Themes and Practices.

Ching, F. D. K., Architecture ? Form, Space, and Order, 2012, Wiley, 2012.

Weston, R. Key Buildings of the 20th Century, Laurence King Publishing, 2010.

Krier, R. Architectural Composition, Edition Axel Menges, 2010.

Hanlon, D., Composition in Architecture, Wiley, New Jersey 2009.

Krier, R., Urban Space, Umbau-Verlag Solingen, 2005.

Architectural Theory from Renaissance to the Present, TASCHEN, Köln 2003.

Jencks, Ch., The New Paradigm in Architecture, Yale University Press, 2002.

Schulz, CH. N., Mening in Western Architecture, 2000.

Lawlor, R., Sacred Geometry ? Philosophy and Practice, Crossroad, New York, 1982

Note:
Further information:
Není, viz stránky katedry.
Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
roomTH:D-A6

08:00–09:50
(parallel nr.101)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
D-A6
Thu
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2023/2024:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
roomTH:D-A2

14:00–15:50
(parallel nr.101)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
D-A2
Wed
Thu
Fri
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2024-05-18
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