Architectural Research


Subject:  Architectural Research for Exchange Students

Charge of object

Place, time

Lecturers: Zoltán Magyar PhD (ZoMa), Csaba Szikra (CsSz), Norbert Harmathy (NoHa)

Szikra Csaba

Room K231, Monday, Thursday, 9-12 AM



Course Director: Csaba Szikra

Consultants:  Zoltán Magyar PhD (ZoMa), Csaba Szikra (CsSz), Norbert Harmathy (NoHa)

Lecturers: No lecture

Course: Elective

Course Load: 1 hour of consultation per week (Place of consultation at the Department – Room 231)

Credits: 6 points

Completion: Essay, presentation

Announced: Autumn, Spring Semester

 The course based on the following topics:

The main topics are given by the current courses of the departments. They mirroring the specific competence, knowledge and motivation on language skills and professional research of the department staff. Suggested topics are

Building Energetic

Building Physics

Building Simulation

Renewable Energy Sources

Passive and Active Energy Collection

Sustainable Energy Usage

Natural and Artificial Lighting 

Fire Protection


Assumed Background:

 Minimum of 4 semesters architectural and engineering studies, specified background during the registration. The participation on the course is allowed for the exchange students of the Faculty of Architecture.

 The main aim of the Course:

Similarly to the international practice the course aims primarily research activity in architecture and its documentation. The possible horizont of the research topics is determined by the course lists of the departments and the personal interest of the students. Beside the architectural topics the course will give an appreciation of interdisciplinary and special fields in international environment too. The project work will demonstrate generic and specific skills and understanding of the open and synthetic character of the research.

The objective of this course is to hone the skills of analysis and abstraction in order to develop a framework for research. The student should be able to draw from precedent in the art, architecture and engineering in the development of this framework, which will act as scaffolding for the theoretical, experimental and creative decisions. This course will consist of a series of consultations to the teachers, but the essay should write by the student. The available topics are given by the Departments of the Faculty. The student can propose also a special topic for research during the course, but the teacher has to be agreeing with the proposal 

Method: Compile an essay under guidance of the Topic Leader.



Topical Outline


Detailed topics




Registration, define the frame of the research




Define the topic, compile the bibliography




Define the topic, compile the bibliography




analyse the written sources, compose studies, research concept




analyse the written sources, compose studies, research concept




analyse the written sources, compose studies, research concept




analyse the written sources, compose studies, research concept




Extended concept

Mid review, presentation: first control submission – extended abstract of the research idea based on bibliography, case studie(s) and/or site analysis



preparing scientific material, editing the essay




preparing scientific material, editing the essay




final editing the essay




final editing the essay




final editing the essay




final editing the essay




Compile the presentation

Final submission: final essay, including 10-15 A4 pages text (cca 20.000-30.000 characters + attachments, plates, photos, drawings etc. max 10 pages), format: .word/.rtf and .pdf)

Friday 10 AM



Late deadline for submission


10:00 AM


Final conference

Presentation of the results on the Faculty Conference, 10 minutes presentation+5 minutes discussion in English (format: .ppt/.pptx)

Date decided by Zsolt VASÁROS

Through the semester need to be successfully completed an essay by all students. The core of the research can be studied by a team (max. 6 participants), but every student has to research a subtopic. The final essay should be edited for the conference at the end of the semester. All essays should consist an abstract in English (max. 1500 characters). The best, selected essays will be published presumably yearly.


The course will open every year on the last week of November and May. The schedule and the main topics are given by the departments and published in NEPTUN and on the Faculty and Department websites.

Based on the syllabus of  Zsolt VASÁROS DLA,  Melinda BENKŐ PhD, Zoltán HUNYADI CSc



Arc_Res/Analysis of local strategies in dry and damp warm climate.pdf



Arc_Res/Wood for a sustainable architecture LidaMercadoMartín.pdf

Arc_Res/Masdar City-MARIA SZOSTEK.pdf

Arc_Res/Architectural Research_OliverOskar_FRJ3HG.pdf

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