SUMMARY Currently, the utilization of architectural heritage in tourist services is very frequently asked for. The architectural monuments intesify the competitiveness of tourism, multiply the added value, and increase the number of visitors. But, this intensification capacity of monuments is limited and it is conditioned by the conservation of authentic cultural values. The function of […]

SUMMARY Architectural Heritage is a result of long period of human activity reflecting the relationship between mankind and nature. The present cultural property reflects different living conditions and levels of development. Application of actual, innovative forms of presentation based on the principles of theory of monument preservation will enable to preserve heritage for the next […]

SUMMARY This experimental project proved the possibility of mediating the historical testimony about the life of past generations in the multicultural environments of our historical towns via historical cemeteries and their inseparable presence in cultural development of towns. Based on the example of a cemetery in Banská Štiavnica, a complex methodology for documenting and outlining […]

SUMMARY Historic architecture is an inevitable component of cultural heritage. Historic structures as a resource and medium of collective memory and identity of a certain cultural community are potential historic monuments and therefore a subject of public interest requiring preservation and protection, i.e. sustainable development. Even though historic monuments and their values will always be […]

SUMMARY Our world comprises material “phenomena” and feelings evoked by places, spaces, and works of art… The city of Banská Štiavnica has developed into a complex environment since the 12th century including its urban spaces and houses which are being conserved. But there is also something what we can call genius loci, that is as […]

Architectural utopia Ing. arch. Katarína Porázik, PhD. Ever since the beginnings of humanity, the men have been determined to change their living environment, which due to climatic, socio-political and economic conditions has not always been ideal. The ideas of better future and Utopia visions of ideal society have showed humans the path through the labyrinth […]