Course detail

Accessible Architecture

FA-ARB-KAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course consists of seminars where students will familiarize themselves with the issue of designing public spaces for the persons with limited capability of movement and orientation. They will work out a semestral work in the form of analysis and adaptation of a selected public space in exterior or interior. The course is coordinated with the specialists on accessible architecture.
In the study programme “Architecture and Urban Design” the course is part of the technical courses.


Department of Spatial Design (UPT)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

DUDR, Viktor a Petr LNĚNIČKA. Navrhování staveb pro samostatný a bezpečný pohyb nevidomých a slabozrakých osob. ČKAIT Praha, 2002. (CS)
FILIPIOVÁ, Daniela. Projektujeme bez bariér. Praha: Ministerstvo práce a sociálních věcí, 2002. ISBN 80-86552-18-7 (CS)
FILIPIOVÁ, Daniela. Život bez bariér: projekty a rekonstrukce. Praha: Grada, 1998. ISBN 9788071692331. (CS)
Vyhláška 398/2009 Sb. O obecných technických požadavcích zabezpečujících bezbariérové užívání staveb. Praha: MMR, 2009. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course consists of frontal education in seminars, an experiential course, actual work in the field, and development of a seminar paper.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Evaluation consists of submitted semestral work and its presentation.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Semester block schedule:
I. Introduction to the needs of the persons with limited capability of movement and orientation in public space in the form of seminars (including experiential courses and self-study), optional excursions
II. Analysis of selected public space / interior of a building (using the gained knowledge)
III. Design of appropriate modification of the selected space including the selected architectural details
IV. Final presentation and credits


Students will learn about the needs of the persons with limited capability of movement and orientation in public space.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

80 % of attendance is compulsory. Students must develop, consult and submit a semestral work.
In the case of a student's apology and with approval of the subject guarantor, personal attendance may be substituted with online attendance in the classes.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

    branch ARCH , 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N_A+U Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



4 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


14 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Field trip

8 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer