SUMMARY The author presents here his personal ideas concerning architectural design and its philosophy, starting from the basic meaning of architecture – from serving the users’ needs. The difference between physical and “moral” lifetime of architecture brings the need of variability of the current buildings and interiors. Another discussed problem is the modernity of architecture. […]

SUMMARY Bratislava in the inter-war period in the 20th century was the centre of the political, social and cultural life in the country. The major architectural trends had a significant application there, along with utilization of progressive technical and construction methods. Among the realized projects a considerable number of structures created for commercial purposes from […]

SUMMARY In this case study, we focus on the area of the Freedom Square (Námestie slobody) in Bratislava as an important historical urban space. In the past, several political regimes with various ideological backgrounds tried to adapt the square to their representation and reshaped its topology accordingly. A wide span of different aesthetic models of […]

SUMMARY The identity of modern architecture seems inseparable from the whiteness of its surfaces. But why white? Why do modernists surround themselves with white walls? This paper deals with the phenomenon of white as a framework for portraying the social and cultural development of whiteness throughout history. It outlines a new critical interpretation of the privileging of the […]

SUMMARY The article deals with the term of transparency in architecture, which is related with start of modernism in architecture at turn of 19-tieth and 20-tieth century. From the beginning of 20-tieth century to nowadays transparency is the term of ambiguous interpretations. Transparency in modern architecture is connected with the search of glass transparency, which […]