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” […]

SUMMARY The connection of agricultural production and rural settlements is projected to the organisation of the rural area. These interactions are economical and social, they concern jobs as well as housing. The current trends present return to the life with nature, to the continuity of vernacular architecture. New forms of production enrich the village structure […]

SUMMARY The author presents here his personal ideas concerning architectural design and its philosophy, starting from the basic meaning of architecture – from serving the users’ needs. The difference between physical and “moral” lifetime of architecture brings the need of variability of the current buildings and interiors. Another discussed problem is the modernity of architecture. […]

SUMMARY Supporting housing and housing buildings is an important part of economic and social policy of all prosperous countries with market economy. The issues of housing are currently pressing also in the field of reconstruction of existing housing areas in order to refurbish them. Nowadays, the concept of the state housing policy and the strategy […]

SUMMARY The protected landscape area of the White Carpathians is an area with high landscape values, characterized by diversity of the flora and fauna as well as by unique natural environment and folk architecture. These values exist as a result of agricultural production activities of the local people. The settlements, architecture and nature are threatened […]

SUMMARY The era of railway transportation in Slovakia has begun with the arrival of the first steam train from Vienna to Bratislava on 20th August 1848. The Research and Development Institute of the Railways of the Slovak Republic has iniciated a survey of the railways stations and other railway buildings built along the Slovak railway […]

SUMMARY The countryside is more and more comprehended as a multifunctional unit and a living organism with the functions of housing, production and recreation but with various intensity of their effects. The optimum form of the agricultural business activities development determines further developing programmes. It is ideal to reach the balance between the large-scale farms […]