Course Details

Introduction to Buildings‘ Design 2

NHA040 course is part of 3 study plans

Ing. full-t. program NPC-SIS compulsory Winter Semester 1st year 4 credits

Ing. full-t. program NPA-SIS compulsory Winter Semester 1st year 4 credits

Ing. combi. program NKC-SIS compulsory Winter Semester 1st year 4 credits

Elementary architectural and structural design principles of civil buildings. Rooms and floor areas requirements, building volume and zones, cardinal point orientation, operation schemes, interiors equipments and furniture.

Course Guarantor

Ing. Lubor Kalousek, Ph.D.


Institute of Building Structures

Learning outcomes

Knowledge refinement of regarding residential buildings, civil buildings, new knowledge of design constructions needs from the point of view of space formation, operation scheme, and selected types of buildings capacity solutions, students orientation in the current legislation regarding those constructions requirements.


The curriculum is continuation of general typology of Building Science 1.
Without having attended it is impossible to design civil buildings. Knowledge of bricked, monolithic, wooden and steel constructions. Knowledge of building services and fire safety of buildings.


Gain further knowledge of principles suitable constructions and details. Basic knowledge of thermal protection of buildings and building acoustics, fire safety of buildings.

Planned educational activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Subjects lectures are supplemented with prezentations contemporary developer's projects and realizations. Students have access to the Net subject support.

Forms and criteria of assessment

Submission of approved public building design, the final written test and oral exams.

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Vymezení kontrolované výuky a způsob jejího provádění stanoví každoročně aktualizovaná vyhláška garanta předmětu.


2 hours/week, 13 weeks, elective

Syllabus of lectures

1. Temporary accommodation building I.
2. Temporary accommodation building II.
3. Public eating.
4. Educational facilities I – nursery, kindergarten.
5. Educational facilities II – primary and secondary school.
6. Shops and services.
7. Administrative buildings.
8. Garages.
9. Sport centres.
10. Public library.
11. Museums a galleries.
12. Theaters, concert halls.
13. Ceremonial hall, sacral buildings.


2 hours/week, 13 weeks, compulsory

Syllabus of practice

Task 1st–13th week:

Design public building (task choice):

administrative building + storage
temporary accommodation building (boarding house, hotel, hostel...)
motel (without gas station)
leisure time centre (sport, educational, relax...)

Design will be done as an architectural study and will contain:

accompanying information
layout 1 : 200, 1 : 500
all plans of bulding 1 : 100
section 1 : 100
views 1 : 100
3D visualization

All tasks will contain public eating - type will be consult with supervisor.

Design parking sites, relaxation areas, children playgrounds, rubbish bins, outdoor lightings, vegetation zones.

Aim at area and operation schemes, choice suitable construction system, capacity of sanitary facilities, barrier-free access to public part of building, attractive design of proportions, materials and fasades (in colours).
Information system, advertising, hoarding etc.