Design Studio 1 (Residential Buildings)

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
129DS1 KZ 7 6C English
Garant předmětu:
Michal Hlaváček
Hana Boříková, Michal Hlaváček, Eva Linhartová, Ondřej Zdobinský
Department of Architecture

Studio work is the subject of an application in which students are combining the lessons learned from a wide spectrum of architectural disciplines with their own opinion and artistic creativity.The subject of the award are residential houses and buildings for housing, located in a particular environment. Emphasis is placed on creativity of students, the relationship of the proposal on a specific urban environment and the realism and sophistication of the architectural and building technical solutions, quality, aesthetic design, including technical and material details. During the course held presentations on the current architecture, sub-award task-related issues, the consultation proposals. The project itself is processed at the level of architectural study. Foreign and Czech students are taught together in order to get an opportunity to debate architectural issues.


Mandatory and active participation in classes, maximum 3 excused absences

Submitting the work in the form of a prescribed report

Submission of work on time.

Syllabus of lectures:

This course does not have lectures.

Syllabus of tutorials:

01: Assignment of the semestral project

The explanation of spatial, urban and functional context

Information on the schedule of the semester, getting acquainted with the tasks and check deadlines etc.

02 :Excursion o the construction site

Collective analyses of the sight – spatial contexts, surrounding environment, the specifics of the sight – scale, orientation and sun exposure, ecological aspects. Background research on current architecture along with the analysis of the function and typology in the form of a team presentation in connection with the studio assignment, a discussion on the topic.

03 – 07: Defining of the concept and architectural design of the building – searching for the lay-out and spatial contexts, validation of the building’s scale and proportions by means of perspective sketches and case models.

First presentation – concept approval.

08 – 12: Architectural design – basic building technical solution, architectural, material and color solution. Finalization of the architectural design and the second presentation. Finishing of the architectural design and second presentation.

13: Work on the final presentation – graphic set-up of the poster, finishing of the physical model. The poster can be a combination of computer graphics and hand drawing. Preparation of portfolio and a bound sketch - book containing design development (in width A3 format)

Study Objective:

The ability to create an architectural design of a building with a specific content, in the context of the surrounding environment, with an emphasis on spatial concept, logic and clarity of basic layout functions.

Study materials:

Periodicals - in particular: Wettbewerbe Aktuell, Detail, Domus, Wallpaper,

Website: archdaily.com, architizer.com, architonic.com, afasiaarchzine.com, design-milk.com, dezeen.com, divisare.com, frameweb.com, landezine.com, yatzer.com, yellowtrace.com

Neufert and other building typologies

Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:

(parallel nr.101)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
Time-table for summer semester 2023/2024:
Time-table is not available yet
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2024-05-18
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