Code: 129DS1 Design Studio 1 (Residential Buildings)
Lecturer: prof. Ing. arch. Michal Hlaváček Weekly load: 6C Completion: GA
Department: 11129 Credits: 7 Semester: W,S
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.
This course does not have lectures.
Seminar contents:
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)
Recommended literature:
Periodicals - in particular: Wettbewerbe Aktuell, Detail, Domus, Wallpaper,
Neufert and other building typologies
complex conception design, functional building, creative opinion, theoretic knowledge, building for living, the particular environment, architectural design

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