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Head of the Institute

doc. Ing. arch. Andrea Bacová, PhD.
Tel. +421 (2) 57 276 421
e-mail: andrea.bacova@stuba.sk 

She completed the studies at the Faculty of Architecture STU in Bratislava in 1985. Between 1985 -1993 she completed architectural practice at the department of the Chief architect of Bratislava, where she worked as Head of Studio for development of urban areas. Since 2000 she is a certified architect SKA . She works in the projection area primarily on urban plans and studies . Since 2003 she is working at the Faculty of Architecture STU in Bratislava with the pedagogic evolution: PhD. in 2004 , doc. in 2007. At the present time she works as the head the Institute of Architecture of Residential Buildings . She has authored more than 200 scientific articles and reviews, expert opinions, as well as author and co-author of several books, monographs , which are focused on the housing issue. She is a member and coordinator of several international research grants . Since 2002 she has edited the periodical publication of a New family houses. As curator she made a number of domestic and international architectural exhibitions . Since 2010 she works as the editor of the monthly ARCH magazine on architecture and other cultures as well as a member of the Scientific and artistic board of the Faculty of Architecture STU.                                     

Radoslava Trenčanská 
kancelária: 414, klapka: 424,email:radoslava.trencanska@stuba.sk

Ing. arch. Ľubomír Závodny, hosť. prof.   lubomir.zavodny@stuba.sk

doc. Ing. arch. Ľubica Selcová, PhD.   lubica.selcova@stuba.sk

doc. Ing. arch. Zuzana Tóthová, PhD.   zuzana.tothova@stuba.sk

Ing. arch. Michal Czafík, PhD.   michal.czafik@stuba.sk

Michal Czafík graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava (2011) and concluded his PhD courses through the dissertation thesis (2014). He is actually working as a senior lecturer at the Institute of Architecture of Residential Buildings. He mainly deals with the research and the issue of social housing focusing on homeless people housing. He conducts lectures and teaches theoretical and practical subjects. Author's existing portfolio includes published scientific papers, participation in international grant projects, as well as the number of completed architectural projects. He participates in many conferences home and abroad. The Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development appointed him (2015) as a member of the jury for the assessment of affordable housing in Slovakia.

Ing. arch. Pavel Kosnáč   pavel.kosnac@stuba.sk

Ing. arch. Stanislav Majcher, PhD.   stanislav.majcher@stuba.sk

- Graduated at the Faculty of Architecture in Bratislava in 2001 under the guidance of professor Peter Puskar.

- PhD degree achieved in 2005 with the topic “Humanization of hospital – How can architecture meet psychological factors in hospitals” under the supervisor of professor Magdaléna Samova.

- Working experiences from architectural offices in Slovakia and Holland.

- Nowadays working as senior lecturer at the Institute of the Residential buildings of the FA STU in Bratislava and besides making his own architectural practice with the colleague Marek Jablonsky.

Ing. arch. Ján Pavúk, PhD.   jan.pavuk@stuba.sk

Ing. arch. Branislav Puškár, PhD.   branislav.puskar@stuba.sk

Ing. arch. Edita Vráblová, PhD.   edita.vrablova@stuba.sk 


About the Institute

The Institute of architecture of residential buildings has its goal coded in the name. Our goal is to educate students of the Faculty of Architecture STU in the field which is connected to the housing architecture. We see the field of residential buildings as an important one from the point of praxis. That is why we are concentrating our concept of education (foremost the workshops) at the connection to the real problems in praxis. Teoretical subjects of our Institute are aimed at the creation of complex knowledge background, which can be applied by students by designing a whole scale of the forms of residential buildings. We are concentrating in our architecture studios at the field of designing of various types of residential buildings, family houses, hotels, retirement houses, student dormitories as well as other non-standard typological types. We are studying the typological types of housing architecture in broad perspective of spatial, cultural, historical and social context. From that we unwind the metodical aproach to our teaching. The orientation on actual trends is also an integral part of our teaching. That support the idea of sustainability.

Studios at higher levels of study are thematically oriented (effective housing, housing for people of all ages, senior friendly housing, and housing diversity, housing and proximity, high density housing). They are solved in a comprehensive position: the broader context and urban spatial relationship to the architectural object and its detail. The basis for studio work serves in many cases the current domestic and international student and professional oriented architectural competitions (Xella, Velux).

Theoretical subjects of The Institute of architecture of residential buildings provide students with variety of expertly molded comprehensive views of selected specific areas which complexity is escalating gradually from the first year of the Bachelor study to the the second year of Master studies. The main theoretical subjects which have a separate lecture teaching blocks in I.grade of the study include: Residential buildings (I.year), Contemporary residential building and Context of the current housing (IV.year). In the second grade we provide in the theoretical position this subjects: Progressive trends in housing, Revitalization of residential areas, Social forms of housing and Rural visions, The profession of architect. Subjects taught in undergraduate studies are focused on professional issues, which binds itself to the basics of architectural design. Education in the engineering study is focused on current problems of current practices related to housing and the housing architecture....

A special feature of The Institute of architecture of residential buildings is professional specialization and profililation in the field of the architecture of residential buildings and housing issues and related areas.

Uniqueness and individuality is supported by a long university tradition, reference figures, which the Faculty and the Institute worked in the past. Institute develops the legacy of the teaching philosophy of professor Emil Belluš, in its interpretation form, supports the tradition of Professor Jozef Lacko price, which is connected to the institutes area of residential buildings. Teaching at The Institute of architecture of residential buildings is done by 14 teachers (including three associate professors, one regular, one visiting professor, 9 assistants) and 8 PhD students. The Institute of architecture of residential buildings also provides doctoral studies, which focuses on research in the field of forms of housing, senior housing, social housing in the context of actual conditions. Institute participates in teaching of foreign students in English and German and directly cooperates with the Faculty of Architecture VUT in Brno, Faculty of Architecture TU Vienna, Bauhaus Universität in Weimar and the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.



Oikodomos:Lifelong Learning programme, International research project, researchers from FA STU - Joklová, V.,Bacová, A.,Malovaný, M.,Tóthová, Z., partners - IUG Grenoble, SintLucas Ghent, La Salle Barcelona, time period 2007-2009 

Selcová, Ľ. - Šarafín, M. - Budiaková, M. - Šimkovič, V. - Budkeová, B. - Ferianc, D. - Somora, B. - Mikušková, D. - Žalman, P. - Oravcová, E. - Andráš, M.:  New principles for the design of residential and public low-energy buildings, MŠ 1/2642/05, 2005 – 2007,  


Student city interventions and visions Devínska Nová Ves, book of student's projects, editors: Bacová, Tóthová, Vráblová, reviewers: Beláček, Drobniaková, publisher: STU in Bratislava,  ISBN: 978-80-227-3657-2 , 2012