Concrete 3D prinitng should take into account local temperature and humidity. Change of local conditions has impact to print quality. You can mitigate this effect by amount and temperature of water mixed with concrete. In this project I would like to get equipment to measure these values and come up with ideal amount and temperature of water mixed with concrete for different local temperatures and humidities.
This project is concerned with the discourses of architecture of the second half of the 20th century in relation to heritage conservation in Czechia. "Post-war" 20th century architecture is an increasingly popular, but also an increasingly contested topic. Its conservation or demolition, respectively, is frequently accompanied by disputes over claims to "the truth", and such debates often produce irreconcilable attitudes. So far, architecture of the second half of the 20th century has been studied from several perspectives, mostly historical, constructional, or by in-depth interviews. Through this project, I wish to contribute to the previous volume of knowledge by focusing on the perspective of discourse. I will analyze the discourses of the present-day disputes and claims over "post-war" architecture in Czechia using discourse analysis and a theoretical framework borrowing from critical studies in the humanities and social sciences. This project proposes a two-year scheme; the presentation of outcomes is scheduled for the second year.
Current architectural theory and practice deal mainly with the issue of buildings for social services in the urban environment. Life in the countryside has its differences, so does caring for the people in need outside the city. The aim of the project is to compile professional and study materials providing comprehensive information on current practice in the implementation of buildings for social services in the countryside (housing for the elderly, day hospitals, community centers, low-threshold facilities for children and youth, etc.). First of all, the creation of a clear database of such buildings, sorted according to criteria relevant to architecture and typology. Using case studies, the project will assess whether the current practice meets the specific needs of the rural population. Interviews with users and staff of the analyzed objects will provide a deeper insight into these needs. The database will also make it possible to compare new buildings for selected purposes with the use of reconstructed historic buildings, both in terms of the frequency of individual solutions and to determine whether this difference universally affects the spatial quality of buildings. The project will include an analysis of existing subsidy programs which support the development of buildings for social services in rural environment. The aim of the project is to determine the specifics of buildings for social services in rural areas and to enable the definition of appropriate approaches to the design of such objects. The output of the project will serve not only as a basis for further research on the topic of buildings for social services, but also as a reference base, especially for studio teaching of similar typologies. At the same time, it will supplement the publications of the Ministry of Regional Development and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on the issue.
Communication and interpretation of architecture represents an important aspect of contemporary discussion for the community of architects and also for the general public. The flow of information between communicants runs both ways. When analyzing the topic, it is possible to come to a group of flows. They can be expressed in a simplified way as follows: architects to architects; architects to general public; general public to architects; general public to general public. Each of them has its special features suitable for closer research and the chosen group are students of architecture. Research will be focused on direct cooperation with the students, participating on a workshop organized for them. Participants will be faced with different interpretive situations, including the unusual ones. The results of the workshop will be analyzed by the group of research workers who organized the event and their findings will be published in the form of an article and a brochure.
Our project is about designing architectural spaces for virtual meetings in the body of an avatar. We will use social VR platform online that is called NEOS VR program. NEOS VR was developed at the Faculty of Information technology FIT CTU. We will be using Virtual Reality and test 3D Architectural models with the VR headset in NEOS VR. We will design and explore architectural environments for virtual reality that will be used for education. Let's imagine that today's Microsoft Teams software for online teaching will be replaced by the social VR platform like NEOS VR. It means that we will use 3D architectural environment for online meetings in the bodies of avatars. The aim of our project is to use and show new forms of architectural digital 3D models by using virtual reality in cooperation with the Faculty of Information Technology, FIT CTU.
What is effective communication? How can an architect streamline a communication relationship by digitally sketching while saving resources such as time, money, energy during the design process? In the third year of my research, I would like to make an experiment with several cases of architects working with and without digital sketches. Where does it make their workflow and communication with clients more effective? In the second part, I would like to use this grant for a questionnaire survey of the client part of the relationship. How they perceive digital sketches. By intersecting these two sets, I want to obtain criteria: efficiency factors in the relationship between architect and client.
The research project is focused on public space at the interface of the Prague urban periphery and the adjacent open landscape (especially agricultural). The selected area of research is the change in the physical structure of the suburban landscape and its current specific manifestations. The physical structure is understood as a composition of elements - paths, areas and places - and their mutual relations and functions. The basic research question is therefore how the physical structure at the interface of the settlement (urban area) and the open landscape changed and which concepts influenced this change. It deals with today's specific landscaping in relation to the current use of suburban landscape. The work tries to reflect the current landscape structures on the background of already extincted landscape structures and the background of historical landscape structures that persist to this day. As a part of the search for answers to these research questions and identified issues will be also taken into consideration the tools available for spatial planning and regional policies, or the suggestion of their possible revision.
This research project deals with the issue of clinched joint fields. The grant aims to develop a method for the design of clinched joint fields which will correlate with real experiment results and will desccribe operational parameters of the joint and of the complete connection credibly. An extensive review focused on modeling of material reshaping processes regarding to the study of mechanical properties of clinched joint will be the initial part of presented project. Based on the this review and other theoretical background, own experimental method and geometry of test specimens will be designed and FEM simulation models for defined types of clinched joint fields will be created and performed. All these fields calculated will be tested on manufactured specimens which will be tested in strain gauge measurements in several load manners. Using obtained data, the FEM models and real measurements will be correlated to each other to evaluate their validity and reliability.
The research purpose of SGS will be a part of the mobile wooden object project. The aim of the one-year project will be the architectural design and construction solution of a mobile building with possible variants. The main structural element will be wooden panels on an already homologated trailer, the design of which will be delivered using the BIM method. The process will be compared to the standard one, focusing on specific differences in building with massive timber panels.
The submitted grant project deals with applied research of nature pigments suitable for coloring exposed concrete. The aim of this project is to rediscover the potential of color pigments used in the past, which can be more environmentally friendly and in the long run a more durable and stable alternative to the pigments used in current construction practice.