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Advanced Information Technologies - 3D Studio
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic potentialities for three-dimensional modelling and creating photo-realistic images with the help of 3D Studio VIZ. The possibilities for development and implementation of materials and for inserting 3D models, created with the help of other computer programmes, as well as the elementary possibilities for creating animations are discussed. At the end of the semester students independently develop a coursework.
Architectural acoustics

The discipline subjects are the basic principles of room acoustic, soundproofing and acoustic treatment of rooms, working spaces, etc.

Architectural detail - Technical design - storey building

The project is being developed in the technical phase with fragments, details and specific architectural and design solutions in parts of the designed in the Concept design during I-semester.

Architectural lighting

The subjects of "Architectural Lighting" are: the light, the main types of artificial light sources and lighting systems, the interior and exterior lighting of the building.

Architectural Structures
Structure and architectural form. Structural and construction systems. Buildings with bearing walls – masonry walls, monolithic and precast reinforced concrete walls. Skeleton-structure buildings – monolithic reinforced concrete skeleton, precast reinforced concrete skeleton, steel skeleton. Roof structures of wide-span buildings – beam structures, frames, arches, thin-wall shell and folded structures, lattice structures, suspended and cable structures, pneumatic structures.
Architectural Structures - Executive Project
Students acquire knowledge and skills for the further development of a conceptual design into a partial executive design (technical design) with elucidation of the structure, the main components of a building and their details using up-to-date systems, materials and technologies. A method for investigation and synthesis of an architectural and structural solution of a building and of different building systems and engineering parts of the design is adopted.
Architectural Structures - Pre - Diploma Project I
Students acquire skills and knowledge on the design of a building in a conceptual phase, taking into account the place and role of architectural structures and technology in the architectural composition and form.
Architectural Structures - Pre - Diploma Project II
This is a project which requires from students to learn methods and skills for a conceptual design on the basis of thematic investigations, feasibility studies, assessment and selection of structure and synthesis in the architectural form.
Architectural Structures - Project I
Project on an architectural and structural decision of a detached residential building with monolithic skeleton reinforced concrete structure.
Architectural Structures - Project II
Project on an architectural and structural decision of a multi-storey building using a structural system, chosen by the student.
Architectural Structures - Special Course
Students are acquainted with the current development and problems of the architectural structures and details as well as with the innovative systems and technologies for execution of bearing components, walls, floors, facade and roof glazing, partition walls, facings, linings, etc. in accordance with Bulgarian and international standards. After finishing the course students are able to choose, assess and implement suitable structural solutions, systems and details in the design of different ...
Architectural Structures II
The course presents the development and the problems of modern structures and details for performance of walls, floors, roofs, façade and roof glazing, partition walls, suspended ceilings, facings and linings, etc. in accordance with the Bulgarian and world standard. Design is carried out in the form of tutorials on Pre-Diploma Project I, developed in the departments of “Public Buildings”, “Residential Buildings” and “Industrial and Agricultural Buildings”.
Architectural-structural analysis of buildings

"Architectural - structural analysis of buildings" is a build on discipline, which regarded the relationship between architectural space, architectural construction and architectural form. This discipline has expressed theoretical analytical nature based on the full range of practical knowledge gained in basic training in the disciplines "Building Construction" and "Architectural Structures".

Building Construction
After finishing the course students obtain theoretical knowledge and skills on the design of architectural structures, components and details of buildings, their structural, insulation and art functions, materials and ways of execution. Students learn the interrelation between the structure, technology and architectural composition in the synthesis of the architectural form. Basic knowledge is obtained for classical and the most widespread modern structures, components and details, which ...
Building Construction
Basic knowledge on the components of a building and their spatial layout. The main principles of structuring of the bearing structure are considered in conformity with the spatial and functional characteristics of a building and the design of the components with respect to their functions, different structures and technological execution. The individual project helps students in acquiring basic design skills in the relationship "space-material structure" expressed through: -optimal composing ...
Building Construction

After finishing the course students obtain theoretical knowledge and skills on the design of architectural structures, components and details of buildings, their structural, insulation and art functions, materials and ways of execution.

Building Construction
Basic knowledge on the components of a building and their spatial layout. The main principles of structuring of the bearing structure are considered in conformity with the spatial and functional characteristics of a building and the design of the components with respect to their functions, different structures and technological execution. The individual project helps students in acquiring basic design skills in the relationship "space-material structure" expressed through: -optimal composing ...
Building Construction
Basic knowledge on the components of a building and their spatial layout. The main principles of structuring of the bearing structure are considered in conformity with the spatial and functional characteristics of a building and the design of the components with respect to their functions, different structures and technological execution. The individual project helps students in acquiring basic design skills in the relationship "space-material structure" expressed through: -optimal composing ...
Building Construction
Basic knowledge on the components of a building and their spatial layout. The main principles of structuring of the bearing structure are considered in conformity with the spatial and functional characteristics of a building and the design of the components with respect to their functions, different structures and technological execution. The individual project helps students in acquiring basic design skills in the relationship "space-material structure" expressed through: -optimal composing ...
Building Construction
The aim of this taught course is to acquaint students with the main components of a building, their specificity as parts of an entity, their structural solutions, materials and details needed for construction. Both traditional and modern solutions in building construction are considered. Accent is put mainly on residential and public buildings, since the components and structural solutions of industrial, agrarian and other similar buildings are usually a simplified variety of the civil ...
Building Construction
Basic knowledge on the components of a building and their spatial layout. The main principles of structuring of the bearing structure are considered in conformity with the spatial and functional characteristics of a building and the design of the components with respect to their functions, different structures and technological execution. The individual project helps students in acquiring basic design skills in the relationship "space-material structure" expressed through: -optimal composing ...
Building Construction - practical training
Introduction to the main structures, elements and details of the building by visits to buildings under construction, performed with different construction systems, examination and analysis of the building site location and mastering of a method for investigation and surveying of structures and details.
Building Construction - Project Assignment
The course project development follows the real design practice of the architect. During the 15 weeks of the semester, students ask questions and find answers to the following: spatial-material structure of the object; optimal composition of the functional building’s components (single and grouped); structural solutions of specific details by horizontal and vertical; basic considerations in the architectural working process, determined by the requirements of the participating engineering ...
Building Construction - Project Assignment

The course project development follows the real design practice of the architect.

Building Construction - Project Assignment
This project is aimed to build up certain design skills in students through a development of detailed architectural design of a small building based on terms of reference, 5-6 pages, 35/50 format. Through this project students learn the graphic representation of a building in three projections, as well as the standard ways of putting elevations in architectural working drawings.
Building Construction - Project Assignment
This project is aimed to build up certain design skills in students through a development of detailed architectural design of a small building based on terms of reference, 5-6 pages, 35/50 format. Through this project students learn the graphic representation of a building in three projections, as well as the standard ways of putting elevations in architectural working drawings.
Building Construction - Project Assignment
This project is aimed to build up certain design skills in students through a development of detailed architectural design of a small building based on terms of reference, 5-6 pages, 35/50 format. Through this project students learn the graphic representation of a building in three projections, as well as the standard ways of putting elevations in architectural working drawings.
Building Construction - Project Assignment
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This project is aimed to build up certain design skills in students through a development of detailed architectural design of a small building based on terms of reference, 5-6 pages, 35/50 format. Through this project students learn the graphic representation of a building in three projections, as well as the standard ways of putting elevations in architectural working drawings.
Building Construction - Project Assignment
The course project development follows the real design practice of the architect. During the 15 weeks of the semester, students ask questions and find answers to the following: spatial-material structure of the object; optimal composition of the functional building’s components (single and grouped); structural solutions of specific details by horizontal and vertical; basic considerations in the architectural working process, determined by the requirements of the participating engineering ...
Building Installations and Equipment
Technical requirements, systems and outlines, overall dimensions, location and basic principles of the design of installations and equipment for water supply, sewerage, sanitary premises, waste removal and electricity supply.
Buildings Reconstruction
After finishing the course students are aware of: the approach to building reconstruction, incl. design and execution stages in their methodological integrity; the reasons and the types of damages in and deformations of the building structure and its major components; the methods of analysis and assessment of architectural structures and components, and the methods of their renovation, strengthening and adaptation to new functional and aesthetical requirements and standards with the help of ...
Computer - Aided Design
The module aims at introducing basics in computer aided design and its implementation in planning. Learning outcomes: Knowledge of the opportunities for 2D and 3D graphics processing with AutoCAD. Skills of creating and editing 2D drawings and 3D models. Attitude to the methods for using computer aided design in the planning process.
Computer Aided Architectural Design
Implementation of specialized modules for architectural design and drafting developed for the CAD Package AutoCAD.
Computer technology - I

Theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of 3D visualization program. Building 3D models of buildings on Work and Concept designs.

Computer technology - II

Theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of 3D visualization program. Building 3D models of buildings on Work and Concept designs.

Concept design - Hall building (medium and large span buildings)

The course project involves the development of architectural design for small hall building (medium and large span buildings).

Concept design - storey building

The course project for storey building consists in the development of architectural design for a small storey building (up to 4 stories) with repetitive rhythmic structure.

Contemporary Architectural Technology - Diploma project

Diploma project - Contemporary Architectural Technology

Contemporary aspects of architectural technology

The course aims acquisition of knowledge about development of modern architectural-structural systems, technologies and details.

Housing Construction - Project I
The project builds up the first basic skills in the development of architectural forms through the application of suitable architectural/structural components and details. Through the design of a small two-storey building in three bearing structure options (cast-in-situ reinforced concrete skeleton, bearing walls, and timber or steel skeleton) students learn about the interrelation and the effect of the structure on the form as an important point in the building design methodology as well as ...
Housing Construction - Project II
Knowledge and skills are obtained on the design of major components and details of buildings - roof structures, staircases, doors, windows, etc. After finishing the project, students are able to take part in the design of architectural structures and architectural details.
Informatics in Architecture - Part II
The discipline examines in a theoretical aspect the structure, abilities and characteristic features of design systems in the field of architecture. Students acquire practical knowledge and skills in three-dimensional potentialities of a conventional CAD system. At the end of the semester a small course work is prepared.
Light membrane structures

The course aims formation of knowledge about the particularities in light membrane structures. Introduction with the basic European standards, best practices and European regulations for design of light membrane structures.

Lighting in Architecture
This discipline examines the artificial lighting, the main types of light sources, lighting fixtures and their use in interior and exterior of buildings and urban environment. The aim of the course is to give theoretical knowledge and practical skills on light and basic concepts of the artificial lighting as well as the ways for use in the different types of architectural spaces. The main tasks of the course are to acquaint students with: physics of light; perception of light and its impact on ...
Problems of building envelope

The course aims to meet the basic aspects of modern development of the envelope with focus being on the latest energy efficient trends and the functional and aesthetic possibilities of the materials for the building envelope.

Technical Installations and Systems
The discipline expands knowledge related to the principles of the design of installations and equipment and their effect on architectural design. Heating installations and equipment. Ventilation installations and equipment.
Theory and Methodology of Building Reconstruction
In-depth introduction to the specific architectural, construction-technical, methodic and methodological problems of design and implementation in the case of intervention in an existing building, in general and in the context of Bulgarian architectural-construction history. Possibility for a general estimate and planning of events, related to the iprovement of expoitation qualities of an existing building. Acquisition of basic knowledge for further mastering and implementation of specific ...