226-0512/02 – Materials in Architecture (MvA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ArchitectureCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Martina Peřinková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Martina Peřinková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GAJ0044 doc. MgA. Jakub Gajda, Ph.D.
PER64 prof. Ing. Martina Peřinková, Ph.D.
ROS08 Ing. arch. Dušan Rosypal
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 3+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The ways in which the material is used in architecture is crucial for the project's end result. Materials will be solved within the course not only as structural elements but primarily as materials used in the final facing form. For architects, expertise is in extremely important because they can only be properly designed and used on their comprehensive basis. Cooperation with the Department of Building Materials and the Department of Geotechnics on the subject program seems to be very suitable, especially in the area of interpretation destruction of materials, overview of degradation processes of building materials and methods for their identification. The issue is described degradation and durability of building stone, various types of aggregates, concretes, binders, ceramics, wood and glass. Theoretical knowledge is examples of practical applications. A substantial part of the lectures also discusses interior material and current trends in its development. After completing the subject Material in Architecture, students will gain certainty in the design of used materials both in the interior of buildings and on the their exterior.

Teaching methods



The lecture series on the use of material in architecture assumes an explanation of the nature of the material from the perspective of the architect, designer and conservationist. The lectures will also be led by invited experts to provide students with a broad overview of the use of building materials, their advantages, shortcomings and their use in connection with architectural details.

Compulsory literature:

BILČÍK, J. a J. DOHNÁLEK. Sanace betonových konstrukcí. Bratislava: Jaga group, 2003. BLÁHA, M. Omítky-druhy provádění-opravy. Praha: Grada, 2004. HANKÝŘ, V. a J. KUTZENDORFER. Technologie keramiky. Hradec Králové: Vega, 2000. KONTA, J. Sklářské a keramické suroviny. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1982. Pytlík,P. Vlastnosti a užití stavebních výrobků. Brno: VUTIUM, 1998. PYTLÍK, P. a R. SOKOLÁŘ. Stavební keramika –technologie, vlastnosti a využití. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2002. REINPRECHT, L.: Ochrana dřeva. Zvolen: TU Zvolen, 2008. ŠATAVA , V. Úvod do fyzikální chemie silikátů. Praha: SNTL. ŠAŠEK, I. Et al. Laboratorní metody v oboru silikátů. Praha: SNTL, 1981.

Recommended literature:

KALLIOPI, K. a ALIGZAKI. Pore structure of cement-based materials. N. Y.: Taylor and Francis, 2006.

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.- 2. Materials and man, development of the use of materials, sensory perception of materials 3.- 4. Types of materials, natural materials, materials and health, ceramics, brick 5.- 6. Types of materials, wooden structures, stone structures 7.- 8. Types of materials, ceramics, glass, steel, concrete 9.- 10. Facades of buildings - wood, stone, glass, sheet, washed concrete, glass facades, concrete façade systems 11. - 12. Interior material 13. - 14. Use of material for reconstruction of historical buildings

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 pointsMax. počet pokusů
Examination Examination 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Lectures are not compulsory. Final exam.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Passing the final exam.

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2023/2024 (N0731A010004) Architecture and Construction NAS P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0731A010004) Architecture and Construction NAS P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (N0731A010004) Architecture and Construction NAS P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0731A010004) Architecture and Construction NAS P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (N0731A010004) Architecture and Construction NAS P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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