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 […]

CPTED – essential methodological concepts: Crime prevention – environmental crime By Julián Keppl, Robert Špaček Criminality is a phenomenon as old as human civilisation itself and is a worldwide occurrence.  The fight with criminality oscillates between restriction and prevention. The global nature of criminality naturally means international cooperation, in the field of prevention as well. A particular […]

Universal design: Antidiscrimination challenge By Mária Samová It is inevitable to apply new approach in design of physical life environment, in particular, within the context of human ecology and respect for basic human rights and freedom. Architecture, urban planning and design, as well as civil engineering and industrial design are fields that fundamentally affect the […]

Slovakia, or what could be the meaning of the architectural periphery? By Henrieta Moravčíková In words of art historian Ján Bakoš Slovakia is characterized as a “crossroad of cultures” whose particularity lays in “the sharp clashes of intense but evanescent impulses on the one hand and long-lasting up to conservative traditions” on the other hand. […]

Education concepts in landscape architecture By Katarína Kristiánová Landscape architecture requires a broad knowledge in the field of natural and biological sciences, in the field of art, architectural and urban planning disciplines. The diversified nature of the profession is reflected in the diversity of study programmes. The study programmes of landscape architecture are, in general, […]