Course detail

ÚSI-DSNB10Acad. year: 2021/2022

This subject is focused on gaining abilities to evaluate architectural, artistic and urbanistic features, that in the process of pricing play more important role. It makes students acquanted with building law, design and project, genesis of architectural idea, its urbanistic determination, fundaments of environmental conditions as reflected in building law, with the maintenance and use of the buildings with respect to buildings evaluation.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Additional value gained by the study is in new abilities and skills related to architecture, building art and urbanism. This new views and skills will be integrated to comprehensive evaluation.


General orientation in arts and building culture, historical and philosofical links.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BUKOVSKÝ, J. a kol. Dějiny stavitelství, Brno, CERM, 2001
DRÁPAL, J. Úvod pro projektování architektury a urbanismu, VUT FAST Brno, 2010
GREED, C. H. Introducing Town Planning, Longman Scientific & Technical, London, 1994
HAAS, F. Vývoj architektury a umění v novověku, Brno: ES VUT, 1987
HOLLINSWORTH, M. Architektura 20. stol., Columbus Bratislava, 1993
KNOX, P. Urban social Geography, an Introduction, Longman Scientific & Technical, Harlow, 1995
KOCH, W. Malý lexikon architektury, Tatran, Bratislava, 1971
SCHMEIDLER, K. Mobilita, transport a dostupnost ve městě: Mobilita ve městě pro každého. 1. vyd. Ostrava-Přívoz: Key publishing s.r.o., 2010. 245 s. ISBN 978-80-7418-063-7.
SCHMEIDLER, K. Sociologie v architektonické a urbanistické tvorbě, Ing. Novotný, Brno, 1997, druhé vydání 2001, ISBN 80-238-6582-X
HOECKER, CH. Architecture – a concise history, Laurence King, London, 2000
SCHMEIDLER, K. Problémy mobility stárnoucí populace: Sociální exkluze a mobilita. 1. vyd. Brno: Novpress, 2009. 200 s. ISBN 978-80-87342-05-3.
WATKIN, D. A History of Western Architecture, London: Laurence King Publishing, 2005

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures with PowerPoint presentation, seminars and topic related discussions

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Evaluation of practical and theretical abilities by oral examination, seminary work and written text.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Generic view on architecture and building art, architectural features and art quality.
2. Planning determination of buildings, urbanism and land use.
3. Development of building art, architecture, value of historical architectonical monuments.
4. Societal functions of architecture and building art, and its impact on building price.
5. Development of urban planning and city in the history.
6. Functional division of grounds, impact on pricing, price map.
7. Family and family development creates the housing structures, impact on flats and hosing demand.
8. Impact of other factors on pricing like atraktivity, local criminality, good address.
9. Form of architectural and architectural symbolism
10. Transport in cities and rural areas, transport, accessibility and mobility
11. Building functions, firm and elastic function.
12. Urban dev elopement, urban decline and urban revitalisation.
13. Impact of building on human behaviour, architectural determinism.


The aim of the study is improve expert´s knowledge and neccessary skills for the evaluation of nonmaterial features of buildings and building complexes. Subject is focused on understanding and ability to evaluate architectural, urbanistic and environmental features of the building and urban conditions during the process of evaluation of buildings.

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

General knowledge ralating to culture, quality of life and environmental issues.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DSP SoI_P Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme DSP SoI_K Doctoral, 1. year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



12 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

6 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation

12 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer