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 […]

Meaning of pure architecture: Ordinary – everyday – banal in thinking architecture Ing. arch. Martina Nováková, MSc., PhD. This thesis investigates architecture which is inspired by the everyday, ordinary and the banal and examines how this inspiration is then used and transformed within contemporary architecture. The thesis focuses on the German speaking parts of Europe […]

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 […]

Urban planning in 20th century in Slovakia. Case study Bratislava Ing. arch. Peter Horák, PhD. The dissertation thesis covers two aspects in the development of the city of Bratislava. Zoning, regulatory and directional plans represent the element of the vision. Urban visions drive the development of the city, stimulate and regulate the growth, concept and […]

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 […]