Challenges in sustaining resilience in the coastal settlements of south-eastern Bangladesh: Achieving self-sustenance through architectural synthesis       By Anika Imraana Sohaana and Md Arifur Rahman Climate change has adversely impacted the occurrence and frequency of natural hazards, which is currently a prime global concern, particularly in low-lying countries. Bangladesh’s coastal communities are historically and geographically vulnerable […]

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 […]

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SUMMARY The scientific-educational conference at the Faculty of Architecture STU in Bratislava brought different opinions but the participants usually did not give a direct answer on the most important questions concerning the future of the Faculty. The organisational structure was found less important than the problems of the type of education, of the curriculum and […]

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Spatial potential of middle-sized towns in Slovakia: Lost spaces of Humenné, Levice and Topoľčany By Romana Hajduková, Alžbeta Sopirová Nowadays, the biggest challenge of urban planners is coping with the climate change and applying the principles of sustainability in urban planning, such as compact city concept and inner urban development. Since 1989, Slovak towns and […]

New opportunities for increasing the renovation rate of buildings By Manfred Sonnleithner A Renovation Wave for Europe – greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives is the message of the European Commission of 14 October 2020. This initiative was already announced in “The European Green Deal” in December 2019 and confirms the urgency of the […]