Prof. Dipl. – Ing. Martin Wollensak Faculty of Architecture and Design University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design, Wismar, Germany martin.wollensak@hs-wismar.de Ramsha Nazir Malik School of Design Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China ramsmalik1997@gmail.com Assoc. Prof. Zhang Haiao, Ph.D. School of Design Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China zhanghaiao@sjtu.edu.cn Assoc. Prof. Mgr. art. Martin […]

Saidpur village through architectural lens: Deciphering urban pattern and architectural heritage By Ramsha Nazir Malik and Zhang Haiao This research is based on the case study of Saidpur village, one of the oldest villages in Pakistan and the old subcontinent. Saidpur village has a scenic landscape and centuries-old historic importance. From the Mughal dynasty to […]

SUMMARY The article deals with the phenomenon of the region’s cultural identity loss and efforts to save it through design. Region is a geographically separated area of the state which has been shaped into its current form by various geological, geopolitical and socio-cultural factors. As a result of these influences, a unique regional culture with […]

SUMMARY Digital and communication technologies have accelerated the flow of information and its transition to knowledge. Interaction, speed and open-source platforms that emerged with the rise of the internet, access to vast scientific data resources, or even peer learning force the world to re-evaluate and redefine not only the old conservative model of institutional education […]

Augmented reality and tangible user interfaces as an extension of computational design tools

Martin Uhrík, Alexander Kupko, Michaela Krpalová, Roman Hajtmanek

SUMMARY The paper envisions the use of Augmented Reality (AR) as an interactive and communication tool used in architectural design research, education, and practice. It summarises the current information and various applications of this immersive technology in both the theoretical and practical field and focuses on a specific type of AR implementation – Tangible User […]

SUMMARY This research is based on the case study of Saidpur village, one of the oldest villages in Pakistan and the old subcontinent. Saidpur village has a scenic landscape and centuries-old historic importance. From the Mughal dynasty to subcontinent partitioning, this village has witnessed evolution of diverse eras. As people started to inhabit Saidpur, they […]

Editorial 4/2022

Martin Wollensak

The significance of preserving cultural identity is one of the main topics of this current issue of Architecture Papers of the Faculty of Architecture and Design STU (ALFA), with articles ranging from analyses of urban spread and architectural heritage of the Saidpur village—one of the oldest in Pakistan—to discussion of the loss of cultural identity […]

SUMMARY Technology is one component of larger social, economic, and business revolutions that will continue to have a substantial impact on the markets in which architects deliver services. Virtual reality (VR), the popular term for what is generally referred to in the technical field as virtual environment, is a methodology that originated in informatics, optics, […]

inž. arch. Magdalena Celadyn, PhD. Faculty of Interior Design Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland mceladyn@asp.krakow.pl Dimitra Konstantinidou, M.A. Faculty of Engineering Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Architecture, Thessaloniki, Greece dimkon@arch.auth.gr assoc. prof. Mg.A. Zdeňka Němcová Zedníčková, Ph.D. Department of Urban Planning Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Liberec, […]