Course Details

Introduction to Buildings‘ Design 2

Academic Year 2024/25

NHA040-A course is part of 3 study plans

NPA-SIS Winter Semester 1st year

NKC-SIS Winter Semester 1st year

NPC-SIS Winter Semester 1st year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction

English, 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. Temporary accommodation building I. 2. Temporary accommodation building II. 3. Public catering. 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 centers. 10. Public libraries. 11. Museums and galleries. 12. Theaters, concert halls. 13. Barier-free buildings – basic rules for designing.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


Main task: (4th – 12th week)

DESIGN an architectural study of public building on the given construction site (including furnishings) - own design


  • orientation to the cardinal points (building situation site, access from public transport or parking )
  • choice of suitable construction system
  • functional structures - operating schemes
  • area of rooms
  • ergonomy in singl rooms
  • capacity of hygienic facilities, kitchenette
  • barrier free access
  • work space x relax premises (coffee bar, small canteen) – in office buildings
  • stowage space
  • parking
  • attractive design of proportions, materials and fasades (in colours)

Preparatory task: (1st– 3rd week)

Before you start your own design - work up preparatory research - rewiev on choosen task (hotel or office building). Choose three projects – designs on Find out all rules, regulations and standards related to your task.


  • placement on the site, architecture
  • orientation to the cardinal points
  • analyse operational relations

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

Output: size A3 – ribbon or ringlet bookbinding and will contain:

  • research – rewiev
  • accompanying information
  • site layout
  • layouts of floors 1 : 100
  • section through staircase 1 : 100
  • all fasade elevation 1 : 100
  • 3D visualization
  • graphic arrangement – any art - all sheets of papers in unified adjustment, in colors

13th week – CREDIT