SUMMARY Technology is one component of larger social, economic, and business revolutions that will continue to have a substantial impact on the markets in which architects deliver services. Virtual reality (VR), the popular term for what is generally referred to in the technical field as virtual environment, is a methodology that originated in informatics, optics, […]

SUMMARY “Design Thinking” is one of the methodologies currently used in education. It is not an exclusive property of designers and in combination with artificial intelligence we can see new horizons; but, does standard “Design Thinking” have sufficient tools for society? What is the essence of “Design Thinking”, what is the role and duty of […]

Architectural education in the context of social sciences

Peter Mazalán, Jana Vinárčiková, Michal C. Hronský

SUMMARY Interdisciplinary thinking is an unavoidable part of the design process for a creative architect. At a time of increased socio-ecological requirements, we cannot simply consider permanent spaces and architectural objects to be the result of a creative process, but rather to be the products binding together a myriad of contextual relationships and responding to […]

To architecture

Branislav Dohnány

SUMMARY Recently there have been new professional pieces of architectural work that present professional deformation of architecture. The cause of this state is the more frequent dictation of the investor which leads to the breakdown of legislative and aesthetical standards in the architectural creation. It is necessary to react to these phenomena by better educating […]

SUMMARY The paper deals with the assessment and balance of the educational process at the FA STU. It balances the achievements along with the original prospects. It assesses pedagogical activities since the establishment of the new structure at the FA STU in 1990, taking into consideration the social and political changes of this period.

SUMMARY To define the profile of a graduate is a continually pressing problem, which is never settled. A school of architecture should not produce a final product similar to a professional architect but educate in an open way and offer a wide range of information on methodics, legislation, materials, construction and history, and develop artistic […]

SUMMARY An architect as a town planner should carry out their work for the benefit of applying architecture in society – mainly in towns and villages. Education concerning this mission should include something from the original sense of architecture, thus from times of antique, the middle ages and new ages. The school of those times […]

SUMMARY At present there is a liberal interpretation of architectural practice. Education in architecture can have various models. The reform in 1968 caused a drastic decline of actual practice and gave priority to academic education. The reform of the state school system in 1984 decided for multidisciplinarity, which enables the architect to analyze the issues […]

SUMMARY Town-planning education at the FA CTU in Prague represented an independent study branch until 1989. Today only architecture is studied there but town-planning profilation of students is still possible: they can choose town-planning oriented subjects and studios. The studios are “vertical” ones. More freedom in the study program causes problems for some students.