Spatial and functional adaptability of multi-purpose sports facilities Ing. arch. Martin Hudec, PhD. Lifestyle changes and other economic and social factors contribute to changing demands for sport and sports architecture. Adaptation to the conditions created by the requirements of users, operators or requirements of a city or municipality is a concept of sustainable architecture. One of the […]

Hotels in the context of the urban environment Ing. arch. Radka Kubaliaková, PhD. The research on hotels in the context of the urban environment focuses on the interaction of a hotel’s location with its function and form, with regard to the optimization of the aspects supporting the hotel’s urbanity in the central urban zone. It […]

Design DNA as a principle of creation: terms of meditativeness, contemplativeness, and their reflection in the design Ing. arch. Martin Somora, ArtD., M.A. In the presented dissertation thesis titled: DNA, or Fundamental Principles of the Creative Process in Design. Meditativeness, Contemplativeness and their Reflection in Design, I focused on the ways in which these notions are […]

Design as a transcultural phenomenon Mgr. art. Jana Kumorovitzová, ArtD. Our thesis  is focused on the status of design in transcultural, west-oriented society. We regard a man, as its living representative, as the main holder of values and context. Through his understanding and meeting his own needs, cyclically repeating due to evolutional deficiencies of homo sapiens […]

Editorial

Ján Legény, Pavel Gregor

The previous year 2019 constituted a turning point for ALFA journal and one can believe this year will be a year full of changes as well. The year 2019 began with a vision of journal’s migration to virtual space and the goal of setting up its own website too. The webpage design process lasted from […]

Development in energy-autonomous building renovations and their impact on architecture By Ing. arch. Holger Hasenritter, PhD. The presented work explores the developments in energy-autonomous building renovations and their impact on architecture. First of all, this article will look at the current state of science and technology of the building stock and its energy supply. This […]