OA07UK - Urbanisticka kompozicija

Course specification
Type of study
Study programme
Course title
Acronym Status Semester Number of classes ESPB
OA07UK 4 P + V 4.0
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Condition Oblik uslovljenosti
Urbanism techniques Prerequisite obligations from the course Urbanism techniques completed
The goal
The objective of the course is to develop knowledge and skills for dealing with the problems of shaping the urban composition. The course deals with the basic principles of composing the architectural and urban structure from the aspect of shaping the urban form and patterns of the use of open urban spaces. Students are introduced to the fundamental elements of the city's spatial structure and the most important factors that affect its visual identity, readability and integral value in relation to the local context and the city as a whole.
The outcome
The learning outcomes of the course are: 1) Mapping and analysis of elements of the urban structure, such as spatial units, spatial patterns, spatial dominants; 2) mapping and analysis of dominant patterns of use of open urban spaces; 3) Mapping and analysis of the basic characteristics of the urban composition, such as the symmetry, harmony, rhythm, balance and color; 4) Defining the concept of urban composition based on spatial analyzes and recognizing their mutual relation; 5) Design of urban composition through three-dimensional variant modeling; 6) Graphical presentation of the design proposal for the segment of urban space.
- The notion of the composition in urbanism; - Urban structure as the main subject of urban composition; - Spatial perception and experience in open urban spaces; - Basic elements of the urban structure and their composition: streets and open public spaces; - Basic elements of the urban structure and their composition: groups and configurations; - Relations between visual and spatial elements in the urban composition: symmetry and scale; - Relations between visual and spatial elements in the urban composition: harmony, rhythm and balance; - Color in the urban composition and details of the place; - 19th and 20th century influential theories of urban composition.
Methods of teaching
Teaching methods are multimedia lectures, field reconnaissance, active participation in exercises through the production of graphic studies, independent analysis of relevant literature, verbal defense of graphic works and spatial concepts.
  1. Baker, Geoffrey. 1996. Design Strategies in Architecture. An approach to the analysis of form. New York and London: Van Nostrand Reinhold, E&FN SPON. (Original title)
  2. Ching, Francis D.K. 2015. Architecture. Form, Space and Order. Wiley: New Yersey. (Original title)
  3. Cullen, Gordon. 1990. Gradski pejzaž. Beograd: Građevinska knjiga. (Original title)
  4. Krier, Rob. 1991. Architectural composition. London: Academy Edition. (Original title)
  5. Radović, Ranko. Forma grada. Osnove, teorija i praksa. Beograd: Građevinska knjiga. (Original title)
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