Course Details

Introduction to Buildings‘ Design 1

Academic Year 2024/25

BHA007 course is part of 3 study plans

BPC-SI / S Summer Semester 3rd year

BKC-SI Summer Semester 3rd year

BPA-SI Summer Semester 3rd year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction

Czech, English


4 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

To offer to students of all faculties

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Environment and indoor climate. 2. Design area dependence on tenant physiology. 3. Service regulations. Indoor and outdoor entrance areas. 4. Vertical and horizontal communication areas. 5. Hygienic services and equipment. 6. Barrier-free design of building exteriors. 7. Barrier-free design of building interiors. 8. Residential houses – building disposition and services. Building zones. 9. Residential rooms. House equipment and accessories. Communication zones in buildings. 10. Typological forms of residential houses. 11. Residential house design and assessment with respect to daylighting and overshadow. 12. Garages and workshops in residental buildings. Object terrain setting. Building distances. 13. Relation between interior on exterior. Fencing. Complementary architectural design. Lot utilization with open space areas (areas without objects and buildings).


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1st– 3rd week:

Task: RESEARCH - rewiev

Work up research - rewiev on any family house (detached house) which you choose on (you can use also other source where is presented whole project of detached house) and assess it from at least five aspects – e.g.:

  • placement on the site
  • orientation to the cardinal directions
  • analyse operational relations
  • access area of single room (bedrooms, living room, kitchen, sanitary facilities – WC, bathroom…), if need be also cubature
  • evaluate ergonomics of solutions of individual spaces
  • evaluate illumination of individual rooms
  • diverse kind of storage in whole house (for cleaning, clothing, shoes, foodstuffs, garden tools, garden furniture, hygiene supplies….)
  • analyse variety of colours, materials etc.

Compare with rules and standards (recommended literature, lectures…)

Complete with photos, pictures, layouts, sketches of new designed solutions.

Output: size A4 – ribbon or ringlet bookbinding (PDF)

4th – 12th week:

Task : DESIGN your ideal dwelling – architectural study

Family house – min. 4 + 1:

  • own design – image of your perfect family dwelling
  • without limitation of floors, shape of roofing…
  • placed at an ideal but real lot, including all room furnishing…

Pay attention to:

  • orientation to the cardinal points - situation of a building in terrain
  • functional structures
  • area, cubature (attics)
  • stowage space
  • parking (garage)
  • ergonomics (kitchen, bathroom, area of communication, cabinet…
  • variety of colours, materials etc

Output: size A3 – ribbon or ringlet bookbinding (PDF)

  • text part – related information
  • layout of location (photos)1 : 200
  • layouts of all storeys 1 : 100
  • section 1 : 100
  • views 1 : 100
  • 3D view / perspective
  • graphic arrangement – any art - all sheets of papers in unified adjustment, in colours

13th week - CREDIT