0n April 21, 2021, started new online pilot course on the Nearly Zero Energy and Smart Building Design. It is organized by TU Kaiserslautern and intended for students and prospective trainers of the course. The presentations are each Wednesday between 13:45 and 17:00 and will last until May 26, 2021. The detailed schedule, titles of presentations and connection links are available in this program.
The InStep Sketch Album featuring student works created within the InStep project is available at:
The project “Malacky – project proposals on improving the environment quality in Bethany center” aims to solve technical and social problems of staying at the Center by taking measures of improving the energy efficiency of the Center’s building, constructing a greenhouse, redesigning it and reassigning its premises to improve the comfort of the indoor environment as well as landscaping and greening its adjacent territories.
Historic buildings are not treated as „seriously” as they should and could be in current European legislation regarding energy efficiency matters. It is true that the question of historic buildings’ renovation processes is not as straightforward as in case of new buildings, i.e. often they have to be dealt with individually. We have to consider the value that has to be conserved for future, but also we have to be aware of the energy that we are losing through the building envelopes.Continue reading “Rehabilitation of individual buildings at Obchodna St. – Energy efficiency point of view”
Subject of my work is creating a new building for Asylum Center Betania in Malacky. I’ve decided to design new building becouse of bad condition of existing building and low housing standards. As you may know Asylum Center Betania works under help of non-profit organisation „KRIŽOVATKY”. They take care of homeless people, victims of domestic violence, mostly women and children. Plot is located in south part of the city. It is next to the most visited part of the area, next to supermarket and restaurant.Continue reading “Asylum Center Betánia in Malacky – InStep Project”
In my group we were working at Obchodna street problems, one of them was a gap between building that I decided to fill creating a Mini power station.
I made a project which should be an answer to needs of habitants and users of Obchodna street. The main function is a place to work, individual or in groups and a place for workshops. Every work station has a store shelf to keep products needed in a creation process, to keep things already made or not finished yet. There is also a place for exhibition. In a building there are two coffee houses and dancing club in a basement.Continue reading “Mini power station at Obchodna street”
During the last Instep workshops, some brainstorming took place, where my group and myself came up with some ideas for the revitalization of the Obchodna street. One of our ideas was to design a space that would unite people around Obchodna. We mentioned at that time that one of such spaces could be a market hall.
The subject of my project is an effective market hall, situated at Obchodna Street.Continue reading “Productive hall – market hall at Obchodna street”
Roughly in the middle of Obchodna street, there is a node of increased activities. The node is created naturally by the intersection of Obchodna street with Postova street. This node stretches the pedestrian zone in a perpendicular way, adding another dimension to the public space. Feeding substantial part of pedestrians from the transport hub at Hodzovo square, the intersection creates an open plaza in front of the Crowne Plaza hotel. Just in the middle of this unnamed plaza, one can find a block of shops. These temporary vendor stands are of a poor technical and aesthetical quality and are considered for a replacement in the project by Jan Tichy, Weronika Dams, and Helga Kovacs.
Jan Tichy writes about the various interests in public space that should be taken into account throughout the design process.
The InStep Webinar will be streamed from STU in Bratislava on Friday, November 16, 2018, from 13:00. More information is available at:
Should anyone have suggestions to be included in the program of this event, feel free to send an e-mail message to “roman.rabenseifer(et)stuba.sk“.
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