SUMMARY The role of the branch “Design” is not set quite clearly in the organizational structure of the FA STU, especially with regard to its creation and the synthesis of independent artistic and technical disciplines in the university environment. It goes along with insufficient facilities and equipment of this department. I propose to revitalize the […]

SUMMARY The department team is trying to lead the students towards a responsible and self-conscious relationship with the irreplaceable values of historical architectural heritage. Looking at the studio works and designs of other departments, we can see insufficient respect for historical monumental buildings, which is caused by the lack of analytical study and by the […]

SUMMARY The present situation in our school of architecture is marked by the polemics on the amount and content of humanities in their curriculum. One of the interventions to the structure of the architects’ education is elimination of a compulsory subject “history of art”, which, since the origin of the school of architecture, has always […]

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 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 Environmental sustainability is the background for land-use documentation. Requirement of sustainable development is the main requirement in land-use planning and decision making but it is necessary to stress sustainability is more than just environmental bearing capacity since it contains the socio-ecological bearing capacity as well as the economic bearing capacity. In the frame of […]