The main requirement for the design of modern family houses is a high energy performance. With the properly selected heat generation system, the primary energy consumption and CO2 emissions can be reduced over decades of building use. In addition to the service life of the building, the construction stage also constitutes a burden with regard to energy and environment. Houses have an embodied primary energy and CO2 emissions, which is why efforts are currently made to improve the thermal envelope, ventilation, and the heat generation system. An additional requirement for energy efficient buildings involves a minimum embodied energy.
F.13 Development of new production methods and tools or processesCOBISS.SI-ID: 3227268
This lecture argues that creative practices produce objects that have a special status – a status between universal and local, a status of in-between. The in-between, however, isn't an intersection between the universal and the local; rather, it is neither universal nor local. Thus the products of creative practices are objects of a special kind. Each creative practice produces such objects in its own, specific way. This lecture demonstrates how architecture produces them, and using the example of architecture also shows what all creative practices have in common: that because they produce objects of a special kind they also work in the world in a special way.
B.04 Guest lectureCOBISS.SI-ID: 3252356
The purpose of this chapter is to show how important it is to use visualization techniques for enhancing public participation in creating smart cities. The chapter focuses on exploring people’ s opinions with regard to urban design, and on exploring new media and digital tools for public engagement. More specifically, it focuses on exploring the potential of using virtual worlds in the process of urban design from the first stages of the design process to the construction and maintenance phases. Quantitative and qualitative research methods have been used for the purposes of this chapter. The Terf virtual world is explored as a laboratory for interdisciplinary collaboration in urban design as well as an interface allowing involvement of different actors within a public participatory process. The final part of this chapter offers guidelines for future development of support tools for public engagement, especially concerning the Terf virtual world, and their potential use by municipalities.
F.23 Development of new system-wide, normative and programme solutions, and methodsCOBISS.SI-ID: 3181444
The history of prison architecture concerns the development of various design formats. In contemporary terms, punishment and re-socialization are the two equally important purposes of a prison institution. Rightfully, the contemporary model of prison architecture may be viewed, inter alia, as a spatial response to the re-socialization programme. Based on a comprehensive literature review, critical discussion, and scientific description, this paper defines the main qualitative elements of prison architecture, which responds to the requirements for re-socialization of inmates, and further explains the way in which each response is provided. From these architectural and design attributes, a list of 30 indicators of the spatial response to re-socialization was established. Furthermore, by using the derived indicators, a comparative analysis of four contemporary European prisons was conducted. The results showed both similarities and differences in the spatial response to the re-socialization programme, indicating that the spatial potential for re-socialization of inmates may be developed by using various approaches to prison design.
F.26 Improvements to existing organisational structure and managerial solutionsCOBISS.SI-ID: 3274628
During the period of transition after the independence, Slovenia faced many challenges brought about by the liberal free market, among others in spatial planning. National spatial development legislation and profession steadily adapted to this process, by changing the existing practice of spatial development planning in line with the new development baselines and objectives. The paper focuses on the survey of planning trends and the difficulties encountered by Slovenia in the implementation of development strategies, as shown in the example of business zones
F.24 Improvements to existing system-wide, normative and programme solutions, and methodsCOBISS.SI-ID: 3118724