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prof. Dr. Henri Hubertus Achten Department of Architectural Modelling Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic achten@fa.cvut.cz prof. Ing. arch. Ľubica Vitková, PhD. Institute of Urban Design and Planning Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Bratislava, Slovakia lubica.vitkova@stuba.sk Ing. arch. Dominika Štrbíková Institute of Urban Design and Planning Faculty of Architecture and Design […]

Vertical farms Ing. arch. Michaela Kesanová, PhD. The dissertation thesis focuses on vertical farms and maps the current state of their concept in the global context. It concentrates on the process of architectural design and examines the requisites of the creation of designs of vertical farms at the study stage. Furthermore, it clarifies the term […]

Pandemic as an impulse for the development of sustainable tourism along the Danube river By Ľubica Vitková, Dominika Štrbíková The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is a challenge to the world – primarily from the medical and economic point of view – but also to the search for new forms of tourism and the urban environment. Prior […]

SUMMARY Temporary architecture is a way to produce an instant experience. It focuses on a specific location and develops unique tactics to activate it. It adapts to the site, which is often abandoned and backward. Temporary use concentrates on a single purpose and its influence at a given moment. It reflects the current economic state […]

SUMMARY The aim of this research paper is to map, document and classify new, progressive and perspective approaches to colour in product and material design. The purpose is to identify the impact and importance of colour in the creation of new materials and products from an ecological point of view. This approach is also defined […]

SUMMARY Community architecture is gaining popularity for its potential to encourage community interaction and strengthen community ties. It is becoming a contributing tool for community development. Community architecture represents not only the final product of architectural design but also the design process. It covers many kinds of community interventions and efforts of different extent; from […]

SUMMARY The main objective of the study is to examine to what extent the architectural design quality and social sustainability are taken into account in building assessments. As part of the study, criteria of chosen certification systems and profiles relevant to social, aesthetic and design quality have been analysed, evaluated and compared. The following most […]

SUMMARY The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is a challenge to the world – primarily from the medical and economic point of view – but also to the search for new forms of tourism and the urban environment. Prior to mass vaccination, the main strategy to manage a pandemic were non-pharmaceutical interventions. Global travel restrictions and “home” […]

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Henri Achten

At many architecture schools, the primary interest lies in education, and most importantly, in educating future architects. Most of the focus is on learning how to design, the dominant pedagogical model being the design studio. Designing is seen as a skill that can be obtained through repeated attempts to create architectural designs. Research and becoming […]