SUMMARY The new concert hall Zenith in Strasbourg was inaugurated in January 2011, making it the biggest Zenith concert hall in France. The inner part of the building is not immediately visible. It consists of 30 cm thick reinforced concrete which is shaped into lines with different curve radius. The oval form was chosen as […]

SUMMARY Today our world seems to be unstable and full of changes. The system, in which we have believed in, provides us no longer with the feeling of security. Some talk about the end of the world, others about conversion. How does architecture response to these changes? Does it response at all? Are the instability […]

SUMMARY The transformation period in Slovak settlement structures is characterized by a strong regional differentiation with an impact on the conditions and possibilities for development of rural settlements. The article examines the main aspects of spatial development in rural settlements with their urban structures, taking into account their nature as well as available economic, social […]

SUMMARY The article deals with the term of transparency in architecture, which is related with start of modernism in architecture at turn of 19-tieth and 20-tieth century. From the beginning of 20-tieth century to nowadays transparency is the term of ambiguous interpretations. Transparency in modern architecture is connected with the search of glass transparency, which […]

SUMMARY Materialization of the architectural object is accomplished based on the certain form of description – author’s notation. Architectural drawing, or other type of notation acts as stencil and architecture should be build accordingly. The process of architectural notation is at the same time a design tool. Development of knowledge, technologies and processes of notation, representation […]

SUMMARY Sustainability has become a trend for all areas of human life in recent years, so it is natural that this trend has been reflected in the construction industry, where building construction standards have continuously been raised in order to correspond to the new requirements of sustainable development. Architects and construction companies constantly face new […]