SUMMARY What kinds of spaces, objects and shapes can represent cemeteries? Futuristic cemetery designs, and visions of funerary architecture of the future, express an entirely new approach to this topic. In comparison with the present day cemeteries, they explore new possibilities of working with space and material, intensify the usage of urban areas and emphasize […]

Community architecture

Miriama Butková

SUMMARY This article is a reaction to an ever-increasing development of active citizenship in the community sector in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. People are gathering more frequently based on their common interests; the number of communities of interest is growing and they are becoming more active as civic associations. I perceive the negative impact […]

Editorial

Jana Pohaničová

Science internationalisation, interdisciplinary research, and international cooperation—these are among the success prerequisites for most Slovak universities and other institutions of tertiary education in the upcoming accreditation process. In this context, the fact that our scientific journal ALFA has been published online since 2019, and starting from the calendar year 2021 will only be available in […]

Design strategy in industrial design – university environment

Martin Baláž, Zuzana Waszczuková Pergerová

SUMMARY The paper mainly focuses on the creation and formulation of a design strategy in a creative process, on multidisciplinary communication, personal experience and teaching methodology. An important although not the only result of our research is a university course Design Strategy in Industrial Design, intended for the 1st year of master’s studies in the […]

SUMMARY The paper focuses on the construction of railways in Bratislava (before 1918 Pressburg, Pozsony, Prešporok), which was a factor determining the concentration of industrial areas along the railway line, especially on the periphery, but also near railway stations situated on the edge of the current central part of the city. It also analyzes the […]

Design DNA as a principle of creation: terms of meditativeness, contemplativeness, and their reflection in the design Ing. arch. Martin Somora, ArtD., M.A. In the presented dissertation thesis titled: DNA, or Fundamental Principles of the Creative Process in Design. Meditativeness, Contemplativeness and their Reflection in Design, I focused on the ways in which these notions are […]

Editorial

Henrieta Moravčíková

Urbanism and zoning in the former Eastern Bloc countries have been in a state of crisis since the end of the 20th century. This is associated, on the one hand, with a change on the state level, when the market economy replaced the socialist state-planned economy and, on the other, it is connected with the […]