SUMMARY Our aim to lead a dialogue on nonconformist procedures for parametric design with targeted use of the power of the computer and sophisticated scripting techniques with the use of a computer algorithm, respectively a code, as a symbol of the culture of ALGORITHMIC ARCHITECTURE (ALGO-tecture). A computer algorithm is therefore our recipe for a […]

SUMMARY The paper deals with re-evaluating the environmental design stereotypes formed through inhabiting natural and built environments. It deals with the conflict between culture and rational thinking on the one hand and instinct and self-regulation of the human body and nature on the other. It explores the conflict presented in western civilization by different forms […]

SUMMARY Identifying, defining, evaluating and criticizing the basic terms or principles of chaos and looking for analogies occurring in chaotic structures in exact sciences and art (literature, music, film) provides a platform for understanding experimental research on the creation of chaotic systems in architecture. The project aims to be not only a theoretical work, but […]

Islands and their borders: The Kiev Islands

Martin Jančok, Vít Halada, Benjamín Brádňanský, Michal Marcinov

SUMMARY The Kiev Islands are forced into a state of schizophrenia. Two ideologies claim their rights to inhabit the islands. Conservation and Exploitation trigger and enhance contradictory processes that establish zones which have to deal with strong pressures from both sides. Leisure and commercial activities spontaneously occupy spots with connection infrastructure and blur on a […]

SUMMARY Craft as a form of small series production is in a traditional point of view based on qualified manual work of a craftsman. The search for the role of crafts in contemporary context opens new possibilities in the product design process, enabling user`s participation, product personalization and downsizing general production footprint. The goal of […]

The project solves the design and production of endo-parasitic algo-tecture in the foyer of the Faculty of Architecture Slovak University of Technology with the help of digital technique of scripting in Grasshopper and production technology 3D printing – Laser Sintering. It is a hybrid of multi-disciplinary research that provides new aspects of applying the principles […]

Reworking Detmerode

Karol Görner, Štefan Bekeš

SUMMARY The paper deals with problems of modern architecture. It provides a review of monument protection and sustainability of 20th century architecture. This problem was the main topic of the international workshop Reworking Detmerode which took place in Wolfsburg (Germany). On the example of a case study represented by student works from the workshop the paper […]

SUMMARY Urban community gardens are extraordinary public spaces, which provide city dwellers with opportunities to transform the city environment according to their needs and wishes. The space of a garden is an attractive combination of natural and urban elements. Along with a satisfaction of the basic need to grow own food, gardens enrich the urban […]

SUMMARY Online urban mapping executed by its inhabitants could contribute significantly to creating better evidence-based urban policies. The reason behind is that the inhabitants as daily users of the city identify their needs in the city most accurately. The municipality should take their opinions into consideration as they are its only clients. The main aim […]