Course: Landscape Design

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Course title Landscape Design
Course code KKM/ARCHV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Ondr Pavel, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Moravcová Jana, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lecture: 1. Introduction to concepts from the field of architecture 2. Rural settlements and landscape 3. Historical development of rural settlements in the Czech Republic 4. Development of a plan and the spatial arrangement of rural house 5. Materials and construction of rural buildings 6. Historic farm buildings in rural areas 7. Folk architecture as part of general building development 8. Differences of folk architecture in different regions of the Czech Republic 9. Agricultural construction after 1945 10. Urbanism in rural areas 11. Current construction in rural areas 12. Regional Planning and countryside 13. Suburbanization and its threats to rural settlement 14. Possibilities of subsidies for the reconstruction of rural areas Practice: 1. Introduction to study literature and conditions for passing the subject 2. Description of the various architectural elements 3. Description and objectives of essay on selected residential structure 4. Presentation of folk architecture of South Bohemia 5. Presentation of folk architecture in Central Bohemia 6. Presentation of folk architecture of the West Bohemian borderlands 7. Presentation of folk architecture of mountainous regions of the republic 8. Presentation of folk architecture of the Bohemian Moravian highlands 9. Presentation of folk architecture in Moravia and Silesia 10. Individual work on processing the description of the selected village 11. Consultation of seminar work 12. Excursion 13. Presentation of seminar work 14. Presentation of seminar work

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Individual preparation for exam, Excursion
  • Class attendance - 52 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 6 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 16 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is get basic knowledge about the historical development of the countryside and current trends of architecture in rural areas Having regard to his specifics .
Upon completion of the course, students are able to identify and describe elements of folk architecture including regional specifics. Students understand the development of building activity in rural areas since the founding of villages to the present.
Basic knowledge of geography of the Czech Republic and construction

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Seminar work

Credit requirements: Participation in the excursion, participation in the exercises, submission of seminar work Examination Requirements: Written test
Recommended literature
  • Baše, M. Město - suburbie - venkov. Praha: Česká komora architektů, 2009. ISBN 978-80-86790-12-1.
  • Hart, J. F. The Rural Landscape. Baltimor: The John Hopkins University Press, 1998. ISBN 0801857171.
  • Martínek, M., Kozel, J. Architektura a plánování venkova. Brno: VUT, 1993. ISBN 80-214-0503-1.
  • Pešta, J. Encyklopedie českých vesnic. Praha: Libri, 2005. ISBN 80-7277-150-7.
  • Sýkora, J. Venkovský prostor. Díl 2, Územní plánování vesnice a krajiny. Praha: ČVUT, 1998. ISBN 8001018105.
  • Škabrada, J. Lidové stavby - architektura českého venkova. Praha: Agro, 2003. ISBN 80-7203-082-5.
  • Vařeka, J. Lidová architektura. Praha: Grada, 2007. ISBN 978-80-247-1204-8.
  • Voděra, S., Škabrada, J. Jihočeská lidová architektura. České Budějovice: Jihočeské nakladatelství, 1986.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): - (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer