Editorial

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 […]

Historical and typological development of the Baroque roof structures in Slovakia Mgr. Daniela Zacharová, PhD. This dissertation thesis looks into baroque trussings in Slovakia, their typological evolution from early forms in the 17th century through advanced constructions typical for the period of the 18th century up to simplified constructions of the period reaching to the […]

Editorial

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, […]

Possibilities of city development on brownfield sites Ing. arch. Alena Bindzárová, PhD. The dissertation thesis Possibilities of city development on brownfield sites focuses on application of sustainability tools in abandoned places of the city. It aims to evaluate the scale of real applicability of these tools into planning policy, settlement development, adaptation of urban environment, […]

Architectural symbolism in theater scenography Mgr. art. Ing. arch. Peter Mazalán, PhD. A theatre environment with its atmosphere, just as well as a utilitarian architectural space, have their own cultural and social function. Since the very beginnings of the groundbreaking theatre reforms of the 20th century, a theatre production has become an expressive and original […]

Spatial and functional adaptability of multi-purpose sports facilities Ing. arch. Martin Hudec, PhD. Lifestyle changes and other economic and social factors contribute to changing demands for sport and sports architecture. Adaptation to the conditions created by the requirements of users, operators or requirements of a city or municipality is a concept of sustainable architecture. One of the […]

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 […]

Editorial

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 […]