226-0501/01 – Architectural Space, Public Space and Urban Detail (APVP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ArchitectureCredits3
Subject guarantorProf. Ing. arch. Petr HrůšaSubject version guarantorProf. Ing. arch. Petr Hrůša
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HRU44 Prof. Ing. arch. Petr Hrůša
RIH082 Ing. arch. Pavel Řihák
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The series of lectures, which aims to introduce students to various forms and functions of architectural space, public space and the creation and importance of urban detail.

Teaching methods



Learning outcomes of the course unit To acquaint students with various forms and functions of architectural space, public space and with the creation and importance of urban detail. The course aims to understand the core of spatial understanding and its fronisis essential for architects and architecture and public representation policies.

Compulsory literature:

ZEVI, B. Jak se dívat na architekturu. Praha: Československý spisovatel, 1966. VOPĚNKA, P. Úhelný kámen evropské vzdělanosti a moci. Praha: Práh, 2000. NORBERG-SCHULZ, Ch. Existence. London: Space and Architektur, 1971. Mondrian Piet: Lidem budoucnosti- studie neoplasticismu. Praha: Triáda, 2002.

Recommended literature:

REZEK, P. Fenomenologická psychologie. Praha: Jan Placák – Ztichlá klika a nakl. Filosofia, 2008. KRATOCHVÍL, P. Architektura a veřejný prostor. Praha: Zlatý řez, 2012. LYNCH, K. Obraz města. Praha: Bova Polygon, 2004. GEHL, J. Cities for people. Washington: Island Press, 2010.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Active participation in lectures. The course is concluded with an exam.


Other requirements

There are no further requirements for the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the theory of space perception for the profession of architect; 2. Body - body, sense of form for space - thing and objectivity, space around things 3. Basic relation to the architecture of things in space, work and text 4. Phenomenology of space, Rostislav Švácha and his essays on space 5. Phenomenology, hermeneutics, ethics of public space 6. Space during history - Zevi: How to look at architecture 7. Spatial intention in architecture, objectivity, reception and psychological perception of space and time 8. Basic features of culture, architecture of space representation; 9. Placing artifacts, especially sculptures in public space, and linking them to architecture 10. Architecture and architecture, spatial chorismos and artistic experience. 11. The concept of social value of space in broader meaning, subject of criticism in phenomenology 12. Axiology of Paul Ricoeur, cultural memory and "memetics" of space 13. Municipality and politics, syncretic and anamnestic space urban world planning; 14. Conclusions and Summary

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Lectures are not compulsory. Final exam.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (N0731A010003) Architecture and Construction TAR P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0731A010003) Architecture and Construction TAR P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0731A010003) Architecture and Construction TAR P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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