MOLAB Cabinet of Design Modelling
Supervisor: Ing. arch. Dana Matějovská
Coordinator: doc. Dr. Henri Hubertus Achten
The Cabinet of Design Modelling MOLAB is in contact with other universities around the world in the field of research on architectural computer aided drafting (computing design). The academic staff and doctoral students regularly participate in conferences eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe), which are held every year at a different university. CTU hosted the 30th conference eCAADe in 2012.
Research Centre for Industrial Heritage (VCPD)
Supervisor: PhDr. Benjamin Fragner
Coordinator: Mgr. Lukáš Beran
Industrial Topography of the Czech Republic is the title of a large ongoing research project run by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage. It produced series of guidebooks and publications, information summaries and maps that systematically chart each of the industrial regions of the Czech Republic in depth and detail larger than ever before. It offers evidence of the extraordinary density and typological and architectural diversity of industrial structures on the central European territory. Its aim is to draw public attention towards their existence, context, conservation and finding appropriate new uses.
Institute of Intermedia (IIM)
Supervisor: doc. akad. arch. Vladimír Soukenka
Coordinator: Ing. Roman Berka
Shared workplace of CTU and the Academy of Mucical Arts creates a platform for international collaboration of students and teachers of technical and artistic disciplines. It develops and initiates a new interdisciplinary model of education and research, linking the Czech technical, artistic, scientific and humanistic schools and nonacademic partners, and provides a space for dialogue across diverse areas of knowledge. The aim is to create an environment for creative collaboration of students, teachers, scientists and researchers from different disciplines to develop new forms of cooperation with the commercial sector and the public, to examine the use of unconventional and innovative technical solutions in different areas of society.
Research on the reliability of the load-bearing structures of historic buildings
Supervisor: doc. Ing. Karel Lorenz, CSc.
Coordinator: Ing. Martin Pospíšil, Ph.D.
The research activities of the institute focuses on research of reliability of the historic loadbearing structures in cooperation with the Klokner Institute of Expertises in Civil Engineering (CTU in Prague), Faculty of Civil Engineering (CTU in Prague), Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and with the National Heritage Institute (organisation of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic). Research is focused on technical standards setting activities and on applied research in the field of metal and wooden structures, stone structures and masonry structures. In the international field, the Institute collaborates with the Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston - Cambridge, USA and the Centre d'Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques, Université Paris 1 Panthéon -Sorbonne, Paris, France.
Research of advanced building materials
Supervisor: doc. Ing. arch. Miloš Florián, Ph.D.
Coordinator: Ing. arch. Aleš Hamhalter
Current construction material science focuses on biological and synthetic structures. It is sometimes called biomateriomics and focuses on analyzing the role of the material in the context of biological processes, to the transfer of principles of biological materials towards biomimetic and biology inspired uses, and to the study of the interface between living and nonliving systems. The research in construction material science leads to high performance materials based on de novo understanding of biological material processes. The result of the construction materials and structures with properties that are characterized by their selfconstruction and selfmaintenance, their ability to adapt and develop and provide a variety of functions that can be controlled by external stimuli.
Research of Theory and History of Architecture
Supervisor: prof. Ing. arch. Matúš Dulla, Dr.Sc.
Coordinator: doc. Ing. arch. Petr Vorlík, Ph.D.
Publications and books in which the research results of the Institute of Theory and History of Architecture are transmitted are of two basic types: the first type researches architectures of excellent artistic and technical performance and examines their history, using e.g. iconic architectural works of Prague as examples, the second type researches simple, everyday activities and architecture, such as conventional apartment buildings and their hidden history or industrial architecture, so abundant in the past and currently newly acquired. The many architectural publications are completed by publications which are the result of research on architects and on architecture of key historical periods of domestic architecture.
Research of sustainable development of urban and regional structures
Supervisor: prof. Ing. arch. Karel Maier, CSc.
Coordinator: doc. Ing. arch. Jakub Vorel, Ph.D.
The research activities of the Institute of Spatial Planning focuses on geographic information systems, mathematical territory modeling and communication and participation as a means for sustainable development of urban and regional structures.
Research of the processes and tools of urban planning
Supervisor: doc. Ing. arch. Jan Jehlík
Coordinator: Ing. arch. Kateřina Richtrová
Faculty of Architecture won as a representative of the Czech Technical University the public tender for a project in research, development and innovation of the City of Prague called: "Innovation methodology and methodology of awarding land use plans, their material and formal design, relationship development strategy and the method of processing plans, with particular attention to the formulation of the phenomenon of the picture." The three-year research, conducted by the Institute of Urbanism connects several dozen experts in various professions from academia, practice and government and validates processes and relevant instruments of spatial planning in terms of their meaning and purpose, inter alia, in terms of the suitability of existing legal anchoring.
Research in relation to the current needs of society
Supervisor: doc. Ing. arch. Michal Kohout
Coordinator: Ing. arch. David Tichý, Ph. D.
The central topic of research expertize of the Institute of building science is the question of buildings in relation to the needs and development of current society. The goal is to seek solutions to current problems - aging population, suburbanization, the transformation of large housing estates in fully functioning districts, changes of the current building typology of public buildings, specific social structures and social housing, design of affordable housing, the general level of the built environment. The Institute actively collaborates with a number of public institutions, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Ministry for Regional Development, the Institute of Planning and City Development of Prague, City Halls, the Sociologic Institute of the Academy of Sciences, the Center for Quality in Housing etc.