Architecture and Sustainable Development (English) - courses of program

D27AEK_EN - Architecture Landscape And Applied Ecology

Taught at:
K127 - Department of Urban Design, Town and Regional Planning
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The subject of Architecture and Construction at the doctoral level is a continuation of the acquired knowledge from the previous master's degree. It deals with the architecture of structures in terms of their design principle, used material, functionality, financial demands, feasibility, ecology, energy, etc. Learning outcomes of the course unit The course Architecture and Construction contributes to deepening the scientific field of architecture theory and building construction. Modern constructions in confrontation with contemporary theory and practice of architecture are an integral part of architectural creation, enhancing its aesthetic values. The use of progressive constructions increases the quality of buildings by extending the typological diversity of polyfunctional building blocks and their integration in modern spatial structures. The use of ergonomics, ecology and economics of building constructions is an indispensable part of quality design and functioning of the building unit. Learning outcomes of the course unit The course Architecture and Construction assists the PhD student in the field of architecture with a focus on the field of building structures with an emphasis on current building trends. It introduces news in the field of load-bearing structures of buildings for use in new buildings and reconstructions.

D27ASK_EN - Adaptation of Urban Structures to Climate Changes

Taught at:
K127 - Department of Urban Design, Town and Regional Planning
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The content of the course is the elaboration of a seminar work focused on a specific territorial unit (municipality) and preparation of materials for the planning documentation. Evaluation of the state of the territory, completion of the Territorial Analytical Data, evaluation of the requirements arising from the Spatial Development Policy and the Principles of Spatial Development, determination of problems to be resolved in the territory and elaboration of the zoning plan of the given municipality. Part of the work will also be an evaluation of functional systems of the municipality and requirements for the completion of public infrastructure and determination of urban development concept based on its own investigation.

D27UUP_EN - Urbanism and Spatial Planning

Taught at:
K127 - Department of Urban Design, Town and Regional Planning
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The subject deals with the broad issue of landscape architecture, especially the relationship of construction and landscape, the integration of buildings into the landscape, landscape character and its protection, landscape planning with its various forms and other landscape issues (natural environment of settlements, public greenery, historical forms of greenery, development of garden and landscape design, history of landscaping, etc.), in so far as they relate to the profile of graduates in the field of Architecture and Civil Engineering. An integral part of the course are also the issues of applied ecology and nature and landscape protection, again in relation to architectural, urban and land-use planning. The aim is to emphasize the importance of architectural and urban aspects of landscape design and to understand the importance of landscape as a part of architectural and urban design and the importance of landscape in the structure of cities and urban regions. The specific focus of the course depends on the student's preferences and the topic of his / her dissertation.

D29AIS_EN - Architecture of Engineering Structures

Taught at:
K129 - Department of Architecture
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
Engineering constructions as a part of architectural creation, typological essence and aesthetic values. History, typology and design of engineering constructions - roads, railways, buildings for power engineering, water constructions, bridges, special constructions. Landscaping and town-forming function of engineering constructions and architect's share in the design of these constructions.

D29ARC - Architecture and Construction

Taught at:
K129 - Department of Architecture
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The subject Architecture and Construction at the doctoral level builds on the knowledge gained from the previous Master's degree program. It deals with architectural design in terms of their construction principle, used material, functionality, financial demands, feasibility, ecology, energy and so on. The subject of Architecture and Design contributes to the deepening of the field of the theory of architecture and the construction of buildings. Modern designs in confrontation with contemporary theory and practice of architecture are an integral part of architectural creation, enhancing its aesthetic value. The application of progressive structures increases the quality of buildings by extending the typological diversity of multifunctional building blocks and their integration into modern spatial structures. The application of ergonomics, ecology and economics of building structures is an indispensable part of the quality design and functioning of the building. The subject of Architecture and Design assists the scientific work of doctoral students in the field of architecture focusing on the field of building structures with an emphasis on current building trends. It introduces new features in the field of load-bearing structures of buildings for use in new buildings and renovations.

D29CAR - 20th Century Architecture

Taught at:
K129 - Department of Architecture
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The lecture series presents an overview of the history of 20th century architecture from the situation before the First World War: fundamental trends, theoretical and methodological issues. At the beginning of the course, the theoretical foundations of modernist architectural concepts from the 18th to 19th centuries, representatives of the interwar functionalism, are compared with the opinions of their critics who initiated the postmodernism movement in the 1960s. Rivalry and intertwining of modernist and traditionalist currents, the contribution of each according to contemporary propaganda and from today's perspective. The focus of the course is to introduce characteristic features and important buildings in their specific cultural, national and author modifications. Typical world tendencies are compared with Czech local development including taking into account its specifics. A special chapter is the application of the socialist-realistic canon in Czech architecture, which was practiced by representatives of the former interwar avant-garde. All tendencies of the late 20th century - postmodernism, continuation of modernism, high-tech, deconstructivism and others will be characterized. It also includes the institutional history of the field.

D29HIP - Historic Preservation

Taught at:
K129 - Department of Architecture
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The course focuses on the field of monument care in the context of the whole-world and provides a basic orientation in the theory and practice of this issue with an emphasis on the protection of building heritage and methods of its restoration. Preservation of monuments includes the necessary overview of the institutional structure as well as the need for orientation in legal and regulations aimed at the protection of cultural heritage at national and international level. Part of the course is to acquire the principles of care for the heritage fund, to analyze the types of modifications of the historical building in relation to its value potential. The course will also present up-to-date knowledge in the field of cognition of the historical building stock (traditional and innovative approaches, techniques and technologies), complement information on international events in the field and adopted international conventions and conventions. The course is divided into four thematic parts (history of monument care, monument care in the Czech Republic, monument care in the international context, care for the building fund) combining lectures (theoretical background), seminars and excursions (or workshops) into monument buildings representing a specific form of restoration of monuments (conservation, restoration, reconstruction, transformation, etc.) During the semester the seminar paper will be consulted.

D29IAR - Industrial Archeology

Taught at:
K129 - Department of Architecture
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
Industrial archeology is an interdisciplinary field that examines, records, inventory and protects evidence of tangible and intangible documents, artifacts, stratigraphies and structures, human settlements and landscapes that have arisen for or as a result of industrial processes. The methods of investigation do not only concern surveys of landscapes, settlements and individual objects, but also in connection with the history of technology and working and production processes, which have retroactively influenced the appearance of landscapes, settlements and objects. Main topics: Defining industrial heritage values. Legal protection issues. Contemporary interpretations accentuating current issues such as: public space, cultural tourism, social aspects. Possibilities of preservation of industrial heritage mainly in the form of new use. The importance of education, training, promotion and popularization of industrial heritage, education of the general public affected by industry deprivation. International documents and institutions dealing with industrial heritage. Introduction to the basic literature and methodology of the field. The contents of the exam and the paper are both general knowledge and a selected topic directly related to the subject under examination.

D29PRA_EN - Industrial Revolution – Urban Planning, Architecture and Fine Arts

Taught at:
K129 - Department of Architecture
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The lectures deal with the influence of the industrial and post-industrial era on the form of urbanism, architecture and art. They are focused not only on the ground-plan, spatial and visual concept, but also on architectural-social and theoretical problems. Industrial revolution and its influence on the form of the city and landscape, the initial chaos of industrialization, the emergence of metropolises and suburbs. New theories of modern urbanism. Idealistic visions, social utopias and reformations (eg Arts and Crafts), social unrest and ideas. Depiction of the Industrial Revolution and Industrial Procedures in the 19th Century Fine Art. New industrial typologies and technologies and their influence on aesthetics and spatial concept of contemporary architecture. Theoretical concept of modernism, its links to industrialization, typing, standardization and prefabrication. Tendencies of solving social problems of society by means of modern architecture and urbanism (responses also in fine arts). Industry stagnation, transition to the information society and reflection in urban planning / architecture and fine arts. Conversion and brownfields.

D29TEA_EN - Theory of Architecture

Taught at:
K129 - Department of Architecture
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The of theory of architecture, closely connected with philosophy, sociology and other humanities, is a methodical tool of contemporary interpretation of architecture and building culture, or of reflection on it. The student is acquainted with the main interpretative streams: Modernism based on theoretical suggestions of important representatives of 20th century architecture (Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Siegfried Giedion, Mies van der Rohe, Kenneth Frampton, Ignasi de Sola Morales, ...). Semiotics, the science of character, based on the interpretation of W. Morris, F. de Saussure, in Ch. Jenckse. Phenomenology as an alternative way of interpreting architecture perceived as existential and lived space, based on the philosophy of E. Husserl and M. Heidegger, in architecture by K. Lynch and Ch.Norberg Schulz. Iconology dealing with the symbolism and significance of the construction work (E. Panofsky, etc.). Tendencies based on recent knowledge of the relationship between architecture and the digital age (W. Maas - MVRDV, Rem Koolhaas, BIG, etc.). Contemporary issues: architecture and public space, scenology, architecture and fine arts. These methodological approaches are confronted with the available theoretical literature, on the basis of which students work on the interpretation of the selected construction work.

D29VKT_EN - Selected Chapters from Typology of Buildings

Taught at:
K129 - Department of Architecture
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
Links of selected typological types of buildings with contemporary practice and contemporary theories of architecture and urbanism as a reflection of current needs of society. Functional, layout and operational requirements for buildings and ensembles in relation to contemporary urban and architectural aspects. Possibility to improve the quality of buildings and complexes by extending typological diversity by polyfunctional constructional complexes and their integration in modern spatial structures. The use of ergonomics as an indispensable part of the correct design and quality functioning of the building as a whole.

D29VPU_EN - Public Space: Urban Communictaion in a Sustainable Development Context

Taught at:
K129 - Department of Architecture
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
Communication is the basic principle and function of the city - in the historical as well as in the urban sense. Public space is the platform for this communication: the physical public space of streets, squares, buildings and land accessible to the public - and the virtual public space of the media. Communication of complex urban values in the vital public space is the basis of sustainable urban development. The phenomenon of urban communication in the sense of the clash of socio-cultural forces and interests, the transfer and appropriation of material, social and cultural-civilization values turns attention to public space, its roles and types and their functioning. The seminar explains the functions and types of physical public space.

D29ZVP_EN - Basics Of Scientific Work For Architects

Taught at:
K129 - Department of Architecture
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The aim of the course is to provide basic orientation in the method and sense of scientific work. The main topics are: What is a dissertation, its structure and particulars. Science, basic and applied research, ethics of scientific work. Theory, methodology, method and tool, empirical and logical methods. Induction, deduction, Kolba experimental cycle Research questions and hypotheses. Quantitative and qualitative research. How to write professional publications. Doctoral research grant support.

D32TWPE - Scientific Writing and Publishing in English

Taught at:
K132 - Department of Mechanics
Semester:
winter, spring
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
In this course, which is taught exclusively in English, attention is paid to the structure of a scientific or technical paper, to grammatical and stylistic aspects and to the creative scientific writing process from manuscript preparation up to its publication (including the selection of an appropriate journal and the manuscript submission and review process). Other topics covered in the course include effective search for and processing of information sources in a network environment, exploitation of library, open-access and other resources and tools, citation rules and publication ethics. Students get acquainted with citation managers, manuals of style, typesetting rules and tools for the preparation of a technical manuscript in LaTeX. Basic information on bibliometric tools and evaluation of scientific output is also provided.

Languages

Knowledge of English and optional language is required for all programs.

D04ANG - English

Taught at:
K104 - Department of Languages
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The course is aimed at making doctoral degree students familiar with the basic genres of the academic style and prepare them for real-life communication situations, such as e.g. the presentation of their own research and development achievements, writing grant applications, common correspondence, writing abstracts, etc. The course should also assist in the preparation for the examination in English, which is a compulsory part of doctoral degree study. The course is not compulsory, it is not completed by granting a credit or passing an examination.

D04CES - Czech

Taught at:
K104 - Department of Languages
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The course in Czech for foreigners is aimed at the university students’ needs for mastering written and spoken language with the basic inventory of linguistic structures needed for making oneself understood in common situations of everyday practical life; advanced students develop the ability of independent work with a simple technical text. The course is not compulsory, it is not completed by granting a credit or passing an examination.

D04FRA - French

Taught at:
K104 - Department of Languages
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The doctoral degree student who wants to pass an examination in French can choose from the elective courses offered by the Department of Languages. The course is not compulsory.

D04NEM - German

Taught at:
K104 - Department of Languages
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The doctoral degree student who wants to pass an examination in German can choose from the elective courses offered by the Department of Languages. The course is not compulsory.

D04RUS - Russian

Taught at:
K104 - Department of Languages
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The doctoral degree student who wants to pass an examination in Russian can choose from the elective courses offered by the Department of Languages. The course is not compulsory.

D04SPA - Spanish

Taught at:
K104 - Department of Languages
Semester:
(not mentioned)
Exam:
exam
Annotation:
The doctoral degree student who wants to pass an examination in Spanish can choose from the elective courses offered by the Department of Languages. The course is not compulsory.