Editorial

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 […]

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 Faculty of Architecture introduced two grade levels of study. During the four-year bachelor study, the student obtains a general knowledge in the sphere of architecture and during the next two years of master study he/she specializes in a particular field of architecture. There is a little interest in the less attractive but very […]

SUMMARY The paper underlines the connection between the built environment and the basic requirements determined by structural physics. They are mainly concerned with sunlight in dwelling, thermal and acoustic comfort and energy consumption. To fulfill these requirements efficiently, it is necessary to design according to the concepts of dispositions and volumes.

To architecture

Branislav Dohnány

SUMMARY Recently there have been new professional pieces of architectural work that present professional deformation of architecture. The cause of this state is the more frequent dictation of the investor which leads to the breakdown of legislative and aesthetical standards in the architectural creation. It is necessary to react to these phenomena by better educating […]

SUMMARY In the introduction, the paper analyzes the development of the graduate’s profile in the latest period. The feedback from the graduates confirmed the appropriateness of this particular subject for architects. Furthemore, there is a requirement to extend this subject, as it encompasess specific technical skills needed for the highly competitive architectural professional market. At […]

SUMMARY At present there is a liberal interpretation of architectural practice. Education in architecture can have various models. The reform in 1968 caused a drastic decline of actual practice and gave priority to academic education. The reform of the state school system in 1984 decided for multidisciplinarity, which enables the architect to analyze the issues […]