reSITE 2016: 5th International Conference on a Hot Topic – “Cities in Migration”

20:21 - 4 February, 2016
reSITE Conference, Prague, Forum Karlin. Photo Dorota Velek
reSITE Conference, Prague, Forum Karlin. Photo Dorota Velek

On June 16-17, 2016, for the fifth consecutive year, Prague, Czech republic, will be hosting the largest concentration of the world’s top architects, urbanists, urban planners and landscape architects and economists. Visionaries, experts, mayors of major cities and representatives of outstanding civic initiatives will present innovative solutions and strategies for European and Western cities to come to terms successfully and painlessly with the influx of new residents. The professional conference will be complemented by a rich program for the public, taking place in Prague’s public space. reSITE will, yet again, bridge the gap between experts and ordinary citizens: their common

Exhibition: A Look at the History and Restoration of Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat

10:30 - 4 February, 2016

Villa Tugendhat (1928–30) in the Czech Republic is the most well-preserved example of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s early functionalism. It is regarded as one of the world’s most important manifestations of villa architecture and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building also likely inspired the Norwegian architect Arne Korsmo’s work on Villa Stenersen (1937–39).

Multipurpose Hall Forum Karlín / ATELIER 8000

13:00 - 7 January, 2016
© Tomáš Dittrich
© Tomáš Dittrich

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House in Olomouc-Slavonín / JVArchitekt + KAMKAB!NET

05:00 - 29 December, 2015
© Lukáš Němeček
© Lukáš Němeček
  • Architects

  • Location

    Slavonín, 783 01 Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Architects in Charge

    Jiří Vokřál, Hana Horáková
  • Area

    362.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Lukáš Němeček © Lukáš Němeček © Lukáš Němeček © Lukáš Němeček +29

Family House Zebetin / JRA

15:00 - 28 December, 2015
© Filip Slapal
© Filip Slapal

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Bamboo House / Atelier Stepan

09:00 - 26 December, 2015
© Štěpán Vrzala
© Štěpán Vrzala

© Štěpán Vrzala © Štěpán Vrzala © Štěpán Vrzala © Štěpán Vrzala +26

The Fence House / Mjölk architekti

02:00 - 8 December, 2015
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© BoysPlayNice

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Kindergarten in Dobrin / ATELIER 8000

02:00 - 3 December, 2015
© Ondřej Bouška
© Ondřej Bouška

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen's Model of 100 Circles Explores the Diversity of Repetition

16:00 - 15 November, 2015
Model for 'Infinite Motive'. Image Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Model for 'Infinite Motive'. Image Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Chilean art and architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen’s “Finite Format” exhibition is currently on display at one of the most important cultural sites in the Czech Republic: The House of Art of Ceske Budějovice. Composed of more than 480 paintings (Finite Format) and six ink drawings (Infinite Motive), the installation aims to demonstrate the firm’s “underlying method to understand not only the artistic qualities in a work of architecture but also the architectonic attributes of a work of art,” according to the architects. 

In parallel, Pezo von Ellrichshausen also carried out a workshop with 14 architecture students from the Technical University of Liberec to conceptualize and construct a twelve-square-meter scale model for the "Infinite Motive" installation. Using the circle as the basic element, the architects reflect on how “architectonic intentions may be diluted by means of the repetition of a single figure with a diverse range of dimensions.”

Family House in Nučice / Mimosa architects

02:00 - 10 November, 2015
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© BoysPlayNice

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Semi-Permanent Wood Nest Balances Unaided in Czech Republic Treetop

12:00 - 31 October, 2015
© Antonín Matějovský, Jan Tyrpekl, Karolína Ryšavá
© Antonín Matějovský, Jan Tyrpekl, Karolína Ryšavá

Over the course of two days, architect Jan Tyrpekl created The Nest, an experimental structure built without any investors, sponsors, assignment, or project documentation in Strančice, in the Czech Republic. Made of about $120 USD worth of Osier Willow wood, The Nest perches in a park in the designer’s hometown, interlaced between tree branches, so as not to damage or affect the tree.

© Antonín Matějovský, Jan Tyrpekl, Karolína Ryšavá © Antonín Matějovský, Jan Tyrpekl, Karolína Ryšavá © Antonín Matějovský, Jan Tyrpekl, Karolína Ryšavá © Antonín Matějovský, Jan Tyrpekl, Karolína Ryšavá +12

UK and Wolfgang Buttress Win "Best Pavilion" at Milan Expo 2015

15:36 - 30 October, 2015
UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

As the Milan Expo 2015 comes to a close, the winners of its best pavilions are being revealed. Wolfgang Buttress' UK Pavilion has taken top honors being named the exhibition's "Best Pavilion for Architecture & Landscape." A crowd favorite, the pavilion caught the attention of the world with it's mesmerizing (and photogenic) "beehive" made of 169,300 individual aluminium components that allowed visitors to experience the life of a bee. 

Nejen Bistro / mar.s architects

15:00 - 28 September, 2015
© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice
© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

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PVA EXPO Prague Congress Hall / Progres Atelier

15:00 - 17 September, 2015
© Jan Hromádko
© Jan Hromádko
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beranových 667, 199 00 Praha-Praha 18, Czech Republic
  • Architects in Charge

    Vojtěch Kaas, Jan Kalivoda, Petr Sova
  • Area

    1610.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Jan Hromádko

© Jan Hromádko © Jan Hromádko © Jan Hromádko © Jan Hromádko +25

House Zilvar / ASGK Design

03:00 - 8 September, 2015
© Petra Hajska
© Petra Hajska
  • Architects

  • Location

  • Design Team

    Gabriela Kapralova, Vitek Donat, Peter Hricovec
  • General Contractor

    Tesari Osik
  • Area

    83.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Petra Hajska

© Petra Hajska © Petra Hajska © Petra Hajska © Petra Hajska +24

Architecture Week Prague 2015

19:30 - 1 September, 2015
9th International Festival of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture Week Prague. Slavonice/Source: Czech Tourism/Photo: Milan Jaroš
9th International Festival of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture Week Prague. Slavonice/Source: Czech Tourism/Photo: Milan Jaroš

The 9th International Festival of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture Week Prague 2015 will take place in the Convent of St. George at the Prague Castle and other locations in Prague from August 17 to October 18, 2015. It is organized by the company Czech Architecture Week in cooperation with the Prague Castle Administration. The festival will again be held under the patronage of the Czech President, Mr. Miloš Zeman.

The exhibition Heritage of My Homeland, the main exposition of this year´s festival, will present not only the greatest architectural treasures of all regions, but also their culture, art and objects characteristic for individual regions.

The Czech Centre London Presents "Czech Houses"

02:30 - 6 August, 2015
Courtesy of Czech Centre London
Courtesy of Czech Centre London

Focused on family housing, the highlight of contemporary Czech architecture, the exhibition presents 33 exceptional designs by 33 architectural studios offering an insight into contemporary Czech architecture and urbanism. Showing a wide range of approaches to individual housing needs including large and small houses; new projects and renovations; houses in the countryside, in dense urban centres and in suburbia; made of concrete, wood, bricks or steel; in modern, abstract, or traditional styles distinctive, subtle or introverted, the exhibition demonstrates the continuous increase in the quality of Czech architecture since the fall of Communism in 1989, capturing the developments in architecture within the context of significant political and social change.

House Under the Castle / MODULORA

02:00 - 30 July, 2015
© Martin Kocich
© Martin Kocich

© Martin Kocich © Martin Kocich © Martin Kocich © Martin Kocich +18