SUMMARY It has been observed that planning policies and design guidance in developed western countries significantly differ from the ones used in our country. This paper briefly explores the changes of urban form and public space in the course of 19th and 20th century following the evolvement of the theoretical approaches and practices of urban […]

SUMMARY We may go beyond. Although we see the space as the most important attribute of architecture, the space is not just what simply remains between the walls. Loos talks about “Das Prinzip der Bekleidung”, Le Corbusier about The Free Plan, Mies’s Void under “Umbrella”, and this is where Eisenman also belongs. As a writer, […]

SUMMARY The paper deals with re-evaluating the environmental design stereotypes formed through inhabiting natural and built environments. It deals with the conflict between culture and rational thinking on the one hand and instinct and self-regulation of the human body and nature on the other. It explores the conflict presented in western civilization by different forms […]

SUMMARY Research of the industrial heritage should be based on an interdisciplinary concept that comprises technical, social, economic and cultural aspects.” [1] Its methods are the methods of historical, material, documentation, technical but especially architectural research. The role of the architect should be summary of all documents and their subsequent implementation into the final draft […]

Recycling as a tool of creative design

Katarína Lauková Zajíčková

SUMMARY Recycling in design activities has many forms. In its current understanding, it is related to ecological tendencies, however the spectrum of its applications indicates its abundant and rich cultural and historical roots. The multiplicity of its creative principles indicates a non-univocality and complexity of the topic. It has the nature of individualised production when […]