Internal development potential of small and medium-sized towns Ing. arch. Andrea Šeligová, PhD. This dissertation thesis deals with research into the possibilities of sustainable development of small and medium-sized towns within their internal boundaries. The aim is to prevent urban sprawl, suburbanization and low intensity of land use. The thesis was prepared under the DANUrB INTERREG […]

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Melinda Benkő

”You can dial an associate on the phone and talk to him. But you cannot run into him on the phone; the chance encounter in a restaurant, on a street, only happens where there is physical presence. You do not need to go to a concert hall to hear the concert. But there is a […]

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Ľubica Vitková

Since its birth, the peer-reviewed scientific journal ALFA has positioned itself as a solid ground for presenting the outcomes of research conducted at the Faculty of Architecture and Design STU and its partner institutions. Along with this, or let us say, principally, it gives our students in doctoral programs an opportunity to gain publishing-related experience and, […]

Hotels in the context of the urban environment Ing. arch. Radka Kubaliaková, PhD. The research on hotels in the context of the urban environment focuses on the interaction of a hotel’s location with its function and form, with regard to the optimization of the aspects supporting the hotel’s urbanity in the central urban zone. It […]

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Jana Pohaničová

Science internationalisation, interdisciplinary research, and international cooperation—these are among the success prerequisites for most Slovak universities and other institutions of tertiary education in the upcoming accreditation process. In this context, the fact that our scientific journal ALFA has been published online since 2019, and starting from the calendar year 2021 will only be available in […]

Design DNA as a principle of creation: terms of meditativeness, contemplativeness, and their reflection in the design Ing. arch. Martin Somora, ArtD., M.A. In the presented dissertation thesis titled: DNA, or Fundamental Principles of the Creative Process in Design. Meditativeness, Contemplativeness and their Reflection in Design, I focused on the ways in which these notions are […]

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Henrieta Moravčíková

Urbanism and zoning in the former Eastern Bloc countries have been in a state of crisis since the end of the 20th century. This is associated, on the one hand, with a change on the state level, when the market economy replaced the socialist state-planned economy and, on the other, it is connected with the […]