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SUMMARY Ecological architecture, as a relevant attitude towards fundamental principles of architectural design, is still taking shape; the essence and outward forms of this phenomenon are being sought worldwide. For ecological architecture, are typical expression and conceptual subjectivity. That is why there has been a wide spectrum of architectural “genres” and movements associated with this concept; […]

SUMMARY The word effectiveness/effective may be understood in architecture and urbanism in different ways. The effective urban structures then mainly present the effective use of energetic sources; in particular, the energy of the Sun, whether it is active or passive – through architecture. The urban structures based on this principle are called “solar.” In the […]

SUMMARY There are many methods used for evaluation of buildings and methods that help us to achieve that the structures are built sustainably. They differ not only in methodology, but also in the target group, to whom the evaluation is determined. Each sustainable building represents extra-standard for now and it should be the basis from […]

Recycling as a tool of creative design

Katarína Lauková Zajíčková

SUMMARY Recycling in design activities has many forms. In its current understanding, it is related to ecological tendencies, however the spectrum of its applications indicates its abundant and rich cultural and historical roots. The multiplicity of its creative principles indicates a non-univocality and complexity of the topic. It has the nature of individualised production when […]

SUMMARY An obvious characteristic feature of current architectural projects should be their energetic economy and sophistication. Such trend is in the long term run required the European Union. The architectural point of view will certainly not be sufficient to accomplish the targets of the 20-20-20 strategy envisioned for the year 2020. It will be inevitable […]

Premises of the dynamite Nobel factory in Bratislava Ing. arch. Nina Bartošová, PhD. Since its establishment, the premises of a large-scale chemical works in Bratislava — Nové Mesto, has gone through an intricate development. They grew upon foundations of an explosives factory, founded by the eminent Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel in 1873. During the World War […]