Environmental ethics

Katarína Bútorová

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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 […]

Editorial

Julián Keppl

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SUMMARY It is the aim of any society to create optimal housing and living conditions for its inhabitants. Fast growth and development of settlements and urbanization in general resulted in numerous factors that have negative impacts on our environment. This process leads to the elimination of the essential part of the urban environment, i.e. trees […]

SUMMARY Scientific studies point out that the feeling of psychic well-being can positively affect the patient´s state of health; reduce the amount of the used anti-pain pills, and accelerate the healing process. Stress is an important psychic aspect in this process. Stress is a psychological and emotional process that negatively affects the neuro-hormonal, immunological, muscular […]

SUMMARY The paper deals with the complexity of the comfort issue in relation to spatial design as a part of the body-conscious and human-centred design. It analyzes visual, tactile, behavioural, somatic, acoustic, olfactory, gustatory and socio-cultural comfort. The paper presents the interaction between the objects, environment and the human beings as cultural creatures within a […]