226-0222/02 – Architectural composition II (AKOM II)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ArchitectureCredits2
Subject guarantorIng. arch. Kateřina Riedlová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. arch. Kateřina Riedlová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2012/2013Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GAJ0044 doc. MgA. Jakub Gajda, Ph.D.
KUB03 Mgr. Věra Kubicová
NOV0081 MgA. Libor Novotný, Ph.D.
RIE0008 Ing. arch. Kateřina Riedlová, Ph.D.
RUJ01 ak.soch. Oldřich Rujbr
STU06 Ing. arch. Aleš Student, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 0+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Exercise Architectural Composition II builds on the subject of architectural composition and I used to closer acquaintance with compositional principles , verification and test their applications in their own proposals. Through complex spatial models , students deepen compositional principles and deal with their effects in the architectural space. The course leads to a deeper perception of architecture , understanding of the main concepts of composition based on analyzes of surface , spatial and color composition in architecture, historical and contemporary . Students learn compositional principles first locate and define the appropriate examples and then applied to specific spatial compositional tasks - creating overwrite the existing composition into new forms . Architectural spatial compositional tasks are focused on the effect of architectural composition and compositional categories - composition open, closed , static and dynamic. Students in their proposals apply harmonization means and methods of composing songs such as symmetry , asymmetry , rhythm , gradation and contrast as a means of expression , nuance , scale , proportion, color , structure , tectonics and stereotomie . The aim of the exercise is to solve tasks in a larger whole. Exercise of architectural composition students prepare a presentation to the required architectural designs. Students get acquainted with by drawing a pattern, using tools , materials and techniques.

Teaching methods



Architecture, symmetry, asymmetry, rhythm, gradation, harmonization, category, contrast, scale, nuances, proportion, compositional elements, sensation, expression.

Compulsory literature:

Ching, F.: Architecture: form, space and order. New York 2007. Krier, R.: Architecture Kompozition.

Recommended literature:

Winters, N. B.: Architecture is elementary. Utah heritage foundation, 1986.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

- Min. 70% active participation in exercises, any excused absence - Demonstrate knowledge of Practise


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1st Understand the basics of architectural composition 2nd Examples of two-dimensional, spatial composition and color in architecture history 3rd Examples of surface, color and spatial composition in contemporary architecture 4 to 7 Search and naming compositional principles in practice 8 to 13 Semester work + consultation 14th Credit

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2014/2015 (B3502) Architecture and Construction (3501R011) Architecture and Construction P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Subject block without study plan - FAST - P - cs 2015/2016 Full-time Czech Optional FAST - Faculty of Civil Engineering stu. block

Assessment of instruction

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