ARCH 105 – Introduction to Architecture

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ARCH 105 – Introduction to Architecture; Weekly hours 2+2, ECTS: 5
The course provides an opportunity for introducing the basic concepts used in architectural design, covers fundamental aspects of architecture, mainly architectural forms, structures and functions. Definition of architecture and architectural forms: basic elements, basic forms (2D), basic bodies (3D) and the characteristics of the forms. Forms: Laws perception of visual organization (Gestaltstheory) and principles of cARCH 201 – Architectural Design IIomposition. Proportion and scale. Forms and space in architecture – bodies and cavities. Organization of forms and architectural space. Texture and architectural acoustics. Color and light in architecture. Structure in Architecture – Architectural elements and structural systems. Function architecture. Physical and cultural determinants in architectural forms. Architectural products in their context.