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At the Pollack Mihaly Faculty of Engineering we completed the traditional ‘excatedra’ style of teaching with a workshop/studio sort of practical education. Besides the engineering knowledge of architect education the methodology of teaching the elements of artistic creativity represented the greatest challenge. In this context our students have the opportunity to take part in preparatory courses, summer camps, courses in the workshop of famous masters, and work with our lecturers.

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The glass in architecture

András Reith (Editor) Ildikó Bujdosó, Tamás Csoknyai, György Deák, Tamás Erdélyi, Adrienn Gelesz, István Kronavetter, Zorán Vukoszávlyev Publisher: TERC Ltd, Budapest, Hungary, 2012 Isbn 978-963-9535-12-1

Pollack Periodica
Author: Bálint Bachmann
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The University of Pécs is a successor of the first Hungarian university established by Luis the Great in 1367. Between 1970 and 1995, the Pollack Mihály College of Engineering was a separate institute; in 1995 it joined as Engineering College to the University of Pécs, finally in 2004 it became the Faculty of Engineering of the University. In the College a Doctoral School was found at 2003.

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One of Europe’s most beautiful pasha mosques decorates the main square of Pécs. The congregation wanted to build a tower, a bell tower, a campanile. This would have resulted in a rather strange architectural formation if the congregation had been called to mass by the peal of a relatively high campanile standing by the mosque. The mosque was built from the stones of St. Bartholomew’s Church, which was founded in 1301. In the course of the archaeological excavations, the walls of the church’s sanctuary were found below the surface — now they are visible as sitting benches at street level. St. Bartholomew’s martyrdom demanded a sculpture and then came the idea of creating a sculpture composition, a bell sculpture, which rises like a tower while the bell ringing and then sinking to the size of a bell sculpture. This telescopic tower has become a tourist highlight of the city.

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Pollack Periodica
Authors: Bálint Bachmann and Zoltán Bachman

The location for the Science Building is beautiful and more than suitable: opposite the Heart Institute of the University of Pécs, on the southern slope of the Makár Hill that is still an unbuilt site with grass. Hence the Architects got the playful idea: ‘Rolling Stones’, the vision of stones rolling down from the hills. The three roughly uniform ‘stones’ of the Science Building uses three different type of energy source. The heat of the soil, solar energy and normal central heating is also used. The building is already equipped with modern building service systems. The various methods can be tested in a way that the results can be recorded and the performances can be compared.

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Pollack Periodica
Authors: Zoltán Bachman and Bálint Bachmann

The Cathedral Museum can be found in front of the vaulted passageway leading towards the Cathedral in Pécs; it was placed into the area of the former moat, digging out its place between the walls of the bishop castle and the contrascarpa, which filled up later, in the baroque age. This considerably huge building almost turned into a hidden, subterranean anti-building, providing the collection the Cathedral Museum with a spacious interior.

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Getting the possibility to participate in an actual design process of a Hungarian national sports center is a unique chance to demonstrate and investigate the potential of the dynamic simulation supported building design research program. The research is based on synchronous energy simulations and architectural planning. Energetic and climatic simulations are made during the whole design process. All possible simulated building climate- and energy parameters of the planned versions are compared to each other. In this way it is possible continuously develop the energy and climate characteristic of the designed building. The goal is to reach an accurate design method to be able to predict and minimize the total energy needs of the building as early as the design stage. In the first phase of this process the simulation models of the plan variations are compared, which helps to locate the possible weaknesses of the proposed building geometry and structures or its setting method to develop he building structures and proposed building services systems. In the second phase the chosen building plan is optimized and quantified by final simulations.

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With the rapid economic development, the original layout structure and spatial functions of the city have been affected. The purpose of this paper is to stimulate the potential and vitality of space through social interaction based on the analysis of activity behavior and traffic travel. Through communication in the existing leftover space, a living community with the purpose of spatial emotional connection is established or reconstructed. The social habits of residents have also undergone many adjustments and reorganizations. In this way, the degree of connection between people and space is deepened, to guide the public to actively participate in the adjustment of the characteristics of leftover space and space optimization, broaden the application boundary of space.

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The vast rural areas, which contain historical, cultural heritage and natural resources areas are the root for the stability of China and the foundation of the Chinese nation. However, excessive urban development and construction has affected these smaller rural villages, which were left behind due to China’s rapid economy. This is a design study of the ‘Beautiful Village’ Project, initiated by the local government, in order to demonstrate an opportunity to redesign the rural areas. This paper exhibits the experiences and impressions of the architects from China Central Academy of Fine Arts who took part in the architecture design for the villages. In order to achieve this, a series of investigation and analysis was done by the architects to reveal the present situation of the villages in China. Additionally, the active participation of the villagers is crucial in the successful re-development of the area. The main objective of this paper is to therefore identify the difficulties and problems encountered by the village and to propose a counter solution in order to design a better living condition for the rural areas of China.

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