226-0305/02 – Architectural composition (Akom)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ArchitectureCredits4
Subject guarantorProf. Ing. arch. Petr HrůšaSubject version guarantorProf. Ing. arch. Petr Hrůša
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HRU44 Prof. Ing. arch. Petr Hrůša
KUB03 Mgr. Věra Kubicová
NOV0081 MgA. Libor Novotný, Ph.D.
RIE0008 Ing. arch. Kateřina Riedlová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Utility function and aesthetics of architectural design in a harmonious composition of all its components in the context of artificial space. Effect of layout elements (architectural form, architectural space, scale), structural elements, material and artistic aesthetic elements of the quality of architectural design and the environment.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Understanding of basic compositional terms based on analyzes of surface, spatial and color composition. Useful function and aesthetics of two-dimensional, spatial and architectural work within the harmonic composition of all its components and in the context of the creation of artificial space. Influence of layout elements (architectural shape, architectural space, scale), structural elements, material and aesthetic elements on the quality of architectural work and environment. Architecture, asymmetry, gradation, harmonization, category, contrast, scale, nuance, proportion, rhythm, composition elements, symmetry, perception, expression.

Compulsory literature:

1. Krier, R.: Architectural Composition, Stuttgart-Fellbach 2. Sborník stati sovětských autorů: Architektonická kompozice, Odeon, Praha 1974 3. Tichý L., Dvořák V.: Architektonická kompozice, ČVUT Praha 1991

Recommended literature:

4. Drápal J.: Architektonická kompozice II., VUT Brno 1992 5. Ching F.D.K.: Architecture - form, space and order, 2007 6. Bangs H.: Návrat posvátné architektury, Levné knihy 2008 7. Day Ch.: Duch a místo, ERA, Brno 2004 8. Periodika: Architekt, Stavba, ERA 21 9. web: www.archall.cz www.archiweb.cz www.ideon.cz

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Tasks assigned on the exercises must be hand in within the dates set by the teacher. Students will write tests and graduate by exam.


Other requirements

At least 70% attendance at the exercises. Absence, up to a maximum of 30%, must be excused and the apology must be accepted by the teacher (the teacher decides if he accept the reason for the excuse). Demonstrate knowledge of Practise.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the problems of architectural composition 2. Man, dimension, module 3. Conception and composition of architectural creation 4. Symmetry, its types 5. Asymmetry, chaos 6. Contrast and its patterns, nuances 7. Rhythm 8. Proportions, proportional relations 9. Proportions, proportional analysis 10. Scale and dimension 11. Gradation and scale 12. Light and shadow, optical sensations 13. Color and space 14. Final summary and discussion Exercises: 1. Introduction to the fundamentals of architectural composition 2. Examples of planar, spatial and color composition in historical architecture 3. Examples of planar, spatial and color composition in contemporary architecture 4-7. Searching and naming compositional principles in practice 8-13. Semestral work + consultations 14. Credit

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2010/2011 Summer semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  33
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (N3502) Architecture and Construction (3501T011) Architecture and Construction P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N3502) Architecture and Construction (3501T011) Architecture and Construction P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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