Course detail

Introduction to Buildings‘ Design 2

FAST-NHA040-AAcad. year: 2024/2025

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.

Respect for applicable ordinances, regulations, standards. Application of current requirements for economy, energy efficiency of buildings and environmental protection. Requirements for barrier-free design of buildings and accessibility to them.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Building Structures (PST)

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Entry knowledge

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.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


Elementary architectural and structural design principles of civil buildings.

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.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

NEUFERT, Ernst and Peter: Architects data, Oxford and Northampton: The Alden Group ltd., 2003 (EN)
Parlament České republiky: Zákon o územním plánování a stavebním řádu č. 183/2006 Sb., 2006 (CS)
PAROUBKOVÁ, Jitka, PAROUBEK, Jan: Stavby pro sport, Praha: ČVUT, 1998 (CS)
MEZERA, Petr: Stavby pro výchovu a vzdělání, Praha: ČVUT, 1998 (CS)
FOŘTL, Karel a JUHA, Michal: Stavby zdravotnické, Praha: ČVUT, 2008 (CS)
SUSKE, Vladimír: Knihovny, Praha: ČVUT, 1990 (CS)
PAROUBEK Jaroslav, NAVRÁTIL Arnošt: Občanské stavby: stavby pro tělovýchovu a sport, Praha: ČVUT, 2001 (CS)
STÝBLO, Zbyšek: Školské stavby, Praha: ČVUT, 2010 (CS)
ŠTÍPEK Jiří, PAROUBEK Jan, PAPADOPOULOS, Angelos: Administrativní budovy, Praha: ČVUT, 2008 (CS)
ČSN 73 6056 Odstavné a parkovací plochy silničních vozidel (CS)
Vyhláška č. 268/2009 Sb, o technických požadavcích na stavby, Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj ČR, 2009 (CS)
Vyhláška č. 398/2009 Sb. o obecných technických požadavcích zabezpečujících bezbarierové užívání staveb, Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj ČR, 2009 (CS)
ČSN 73 4130 Schodiště a šikmé rampy (CS)
ČSN 73 5305 Administrativní budovy a prostory (CS)
Vyhláška 343/2009 Sb. o hygienických požadavcích na prostory a provoz zařízení a provozoven pro výchovu a vzdělávání dětí a mladistvých, 2009 (CS)

Recommended reading

NEUFERT, Ernst: Navrhování staveb, Praha: Consultinvest, 2000 (CS)
ČSN 73 6110 Projektování místních komunikací (CS)
FILIPIOVÁ, Daniela: Projektujeme bez bariér, Praha: Ministerstvo práce a sociálních věcí, 2002 (CS)
CHUDLEY, Roy: Construction Technology, Essesx: Longman Ltd., 2012 (EN)
BARRY, Robin: The Construction of Buildings, Oxford BSP, 1999 (EN)
MORÁŇ, Milan: Stavby pro administrativu a obchod, Brno: VUT, 1990 (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPA-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme NPC-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme NKC-SIS Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


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.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


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