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Dusty visions
Jeckelová, Tereza ; Almássy, Juraj (referee) ; Mléčka, Jan (advisor)
"In this thesis I wanted to put into context the relationship between mining and the development of towns in Slovakia. The intention was to show a direct connection between the historical development linked to the period in which mining began and the manifestation of underground mining on the physical form of cities. The phenomenon of mining developed differently in different areas. In this thesis I decided to deal with Prievidza, which has the attribute of a "mining town", but no mine can be found in its cadastral territory. And yet mining has changed its face forever. The mining industry went hand in hand with the modernisation of the environment and other industries. However, the town did not keep up with the times at the pace set by the state and many important factors such as the provision of quality transport accessibility and amenities. Only housing estates and industrial buildings separated by places of no clear significance were able to be built in a hurry. The half-hearted realisation of the state's vision, which changed the character of the environment permanently on the face of it, has hurt many cities. Where the hand of the state failed to play unexpected moves in the frenzied 20th century, today there may be a more attractive environment for tourists and visitors, but does it make such a difference to local residents? Tourist attractive open-air museums or romantic squares would be futile to look for in Prievidza. One open-air museum is made of the Cigel mine in Sebedraží near Prievidza, where we are guided through the underground with a helmet and a light attached to a belt, but one does not stay longer in this area. Visitors may go to Bojnice Castle and the zoo. Prievidza, however, is an invisible place on the map. Its romantic character is buried by shopping malls and T05 and T11 apartment blocks, which have been replaced by villas and houses. In the skyline we can see a hot water pipe and where here a chimney or a hall protrudes. At first glance, the generic spaces of the city with their indeterminate character evoke feelings of emptiness. The urban fabric is interwoven with such places. Empty to the eye, but carrying an important meaning for the city because they unleash the established courses, flows and processes of the city often times. Some places, however, displace any function other than that of transit - flow. They are just mono-functional dividing lines in the city. The city, whether with a historically significant context or not, bears the signs of the times that we are trying to embrace. In this thesis, I have focused on such places that play a role in the city, but are often misunderstood or just ignored by many residents. They are the remnants left over from visions but bring something unexpected and free to the city. They are also the places forming the immediate surroundings of busy roads that have scarred the face of the city for the purpose of car or train traffic. They have struck our hearts, and they have not yet recovered, but perhaps it is time to look for ways to respond to these wounds of the past. To look at the nature of these places and the contribution they make to the city, and what spatial possibilities they open up by their character." Specifically, the corner lot in Liberty Square may be described as a vague place whose location is, however, right in the center. It is a remnant of the post-World War II urban core redevelopments. I propose a cultural centre on this site.
The Permaculture and the City
Sukopová, Dagmar ; Utíkalová, Ivana (referee) ; Mléčka, Jan (advisor)
In my diploma thesis, I wanted to outline the possibilities of gradual revitalization of our cities in the spirit of permaculture and at the same time support food self-sufficiency by designing fruit parks, community and roof gardens for commercial and non-commercial use. The work deals with the idea of integrating agriculture into the urban environment in local conditions. The application of urban agriculture, especially in Western countries, is already quite common. The work should serve as a guide to creating a more sustainable urban environment.
Memory overflow
Moravcová, Sofia ; Hlavičková, Kateřina (referee) ; Mléčka, Jan (advisor)
Since Japanese architecture is deeply rooted in a place, the right choice of location was very important. It had to be a place that I know very well and spent a lot of time there in the past. I have experienced it over the years and seasons. When considering the location, I also thought about what I want to create there. In my pre-diploma, I analyzed the basic building types for Japanese architecture: house, tea houe, shrine and temple. With that naturally came the question of how to adapt these forms in our country without creating ordinary copies or having to mark these buildings. How do those forms differ from our counterparts? What shaped them? Of course, the different environment and technical requirements for buildings (high humidity, frequent earthquakes) played an important role, but ritual was one of the essential aspects. The Japanese value norms and rules very much. This means that customs were an integral part, not only of architecture. The tea house was created by adapting to the needs of the tea ceremony. The Shinto temple emphasizes the sacred way to the object through the torii gate, rinsing the hands and mouth - just like in the tea ceremony, donating a gift to the temple (a few small coins) and saying a prayer. The house itself has a correlation with several rituals of everyday life, from ikebana, through the preparation of meals to cleansing the body. The motif of purification is central to all three forms. To clarify, a Japanese bath works like this: first you rinse your body outside the bath with a shower. Then you enter the bath, which is only for relaxation. It is important to enter the bathtub completely clean, because the whole family will use the bathtub for one fill during the evening. This kind of ritual is not limited only to households. Japan is a country rich in thermal springs, the so-called onsens. Many of them, as part of accommodation facilities, are a very popular place for regeneration. Slovakia, as a much smaller country, also has considerable thermal wealth. Most of them are used commercially in our country. In the place near the village of Kalameny under the Chočské vrchmi, where I spent my holidays since childhood, the place where my grandparents come from, one of these springs springs up. The famous thermal baths Lúčky and Liptovský hrad are located nearby. The goal of this work is to implement spatial forms in the given location inspired by the ritual of tea, the ritual of purification and the visit to the temple, as well as the connection of connections between “European” and “Japanese”, which have not yet been connected.
Novotná, Kateřina ; Hrabec, Tobiáš (referee) ; Mléčka, Jan (advisor)
The Chataism project solves the problems of today's modern cottages and tries to rediscover its beauty. The modular system of cottages is supposed to bring the possibility of creating one's own cottage according to interests and needs, and at the same time works with a minimum space in order to avoid the dimensions of family houses that belong to the urban structure. The size of the objects is limited in order to make the residents spend time mainly in nature and the cottage facilities serve to cover the basic needs of sleep and food. I also work with the minimum in public space, thereby preventing the occupation of the area around the cottages due to the neighbor's restrictions. Despite the fact that the cottage industry may appear to occupy the forest landscape, it is an integral part of our Czech culture and tradition. It is good not to forget this from the point of view of architecture and urbanism.
Soul's Space
Janíková, Marika ; Štěpánová, Vanda (referee) ; Mléčka, Jan (advisor)
The diploma thesis responds to the problems associated with the fast way of life and the deterioration of the quality of mental being. The intention is to create a concept of medical facilities serving to soothe the body, mind and soul. The proposal consists of seven architectural interventions in different locations in the centre of Brno. These places have a specific atmosphere, yet they are unused, inaccessible or overlooked. The idea is to make these places accessible, to make them complete and thus to create an opportunity for new experiences, feelings and relations to the environment in which we live. The aim is to bring a new perspective to the creation of medical facilities serving the support, development and treatment of mental health.
I went for a walk…
Drbalová, Eva ; Štěpánová, Vanda (referee) ; Mléčka, Jan (advisor)
The ancient idea of feeling something beyond us is unquenchable. However, it takes on different forms that are related to the time. In a hectic fast-moving world interwoven with the traffic of means of transport, modern technologies and their constant flow, we are looking for a quiet refuge where time slows down. A place that accepts us as we are. That fulfills our spiritual needs. The diploma thesis responds to this current situation and presents a conceptual vision for the use of an abandoned monastery complex in the center of Brno for a modern spiritual experience. It thus follows on from a pre-diploma project that dealt with contemporary manifestations of spirituality and the spaces associated with it. The proposal is based on the current state of the monastery, scarred by history, and creates a space for meetings. With others, or with some "One". It is based on old certainties such as the rising and setting of the Sun, the alternation of day and night, the symbol of the circle.
Space to live
Pekař, Jan ; Likavčan, Maroš (referee) ; Mléčka, Jan (advisor)
This master thesis is devoted to the issue of healthy living in the Brno urban gap. Due to the trend of urbanization and densification of housing, it is increasingly difficult to find a suitable environment for healthy living. Therefore, the thesis tries to find a solution how we can design a house, its layout and interior furnishings for healthy living even in these difficult conditions. During the previous semester of the pre-dissertation, I have interviewed experts and based on these interviews, I propose appropriate layouts and interior features. These elements were designed to promote the health and well-being of the occupants. These elements include such things as the placement and characteristic of lights or lighting, materials or interior elements that promote healthy human development. One of the main objectives of the work is to show that even in areas with limited space, natural light,natural greenery it is possible to create healthy living. The thesis also tries to answer questions about the impact of modern technologies and new trends such as home office, or other options for working and studying from home, and to show how we can minimize this impact through appropriate design of the apartment building. Overall, this thesis addresses current issues such as diseases of affluence, major lifestyle changes caused by the development of modern technology that our dwellings have not been able to adapt to. It shows how it is possible to design healthy housing even in spaces where it may be initially difficult and how such a solution can help to minimize the impact of modern times on the health of the inhabitants.
We are one big family!
Boháč, David ; Matoušková, Petra (referee) ; Mléčka, Jan (advisor)
Diploma thesis "We are one big family!" deals with diversifying the age structure of the population and creating a community and flexible environment for all generations, while preserving the intimacy of families.
Make Partizánska Ľupča great again!
Likavčanová, Lucia ; ArtD, Tomáš Boroš, (referee) ; Mléčka, Jan (advisor)
Proposal of an urban-architectural study for Partizánska Ľupča presents an idea of converting the village center and the Pergler Mill. The proposal responds to the weakening of connections between the public space and its users and aims to restore the interrupted continuity while respecting the unique historical context of the locality. The first part of the proposal deals with the story of the square, the transformation of its functional content over time, and the attempt to reintegrate it into the lives of the inhabitants through minor interventions and reorganization of spatial arrangement. It seeks to find an answer to the complex question of adapting the public space of Ľupča, which has undergone historical development from a pulsating market square of a significant medieval town to today’s form of an empty large paved area in the center of the village. The second part of the proposal is dedicated to the Pergler Mill located on the southwest edge of the square. The transformation of one of the most technically preserved mills in the territory of the Czech Republic and Slovakia aims to reintegrate it into the village’s structure. The last part of the proposal is dedicated to Ľupčianka, a stream that flows from the beginning to the end of the village. Once a significant part of the lives of the inhabitants, it is now an almost invisible element. The ambition of the interventions is not to restore its past use but to bring a new perspective on the potential of this forgotten part of public space. The interventions represent visions of how to complement these places and initiate new experiences and emotions.
Spontaneous architecture
Bevelaquová, Diana ; Paňák, Pavol (referee) ; Mléčka, Jan (advisor)
This is a follow up on the work in the pre-thesis project Spontaneous architecture of Slovakia's segregated settlements. Architectonic principles and components, which were formulated in this previous work are based on in-terrain research and analysis of excluded Romani hamlets. These components are further used in this work. Certain principles that don't conform to the accepted procedures and trends in current urban planning get utilized here as well. These currently accepted trends in effect create tech-dominated no-man lands, that are more suitable as real estate speculation vehicles rather than living spaces. Areas created this way lack identity. This environment can't be shaped further by the owners. Shared neighborhood spaces don't emerge there and so humans can't identify with such an environment. In this thesis, these observed principles are applied to a concrete urban design in the center of Brno on a plot of land formerly occupied by factory Kras. This work attempts to provide an alternative approach to city planning and to designing buildings. The design approach presented here has the ambition to provide sufficient population density necessary for a city to function properly while not sacrificing the social and neighborly connections. This project concerns itself with the relationship between buildings and streets while putting the current regulations and norms for designing such areas in question. There is an ambition to bring streets back to life by following the example of the studied segregated settlements while allowing for phasing of the construction in the area.

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