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The Life Of Dalibor Vesely: Teacher, Philosopher, Acclaimed Academic

04:00 - 3 April, 2015
The Life Of Dalibor Vesely: Teacher, Philosopher, Acclaimed Academic, Dalibor Vesely (1934-2015) at the AA, London, in 2013. Image © Valerie Bennett
Dalibor Vesely (1934-2015) at the AA, London, in 2013. Image © Valerie Bennett

Dalibor Vesely, a celebrated architectural historian, philosopher and teacher, died this week in London aged 79. Over the course of his teaching career, which spanned five decades, he tutored a number of the world’s leading architects and thinkers from Daniel Libeskind, Alberto Pérez-Gómez and Robin Evans, to Mohsen Mostafavi and David Leatherbarrow.

Vesely was born in Prague in 1934, five years before the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. Following World War II, he studied engineering, architecture, art history and philosophy in Prague, Munich, Paris and Heidelberg. He was awarded his doctorate from Charles University (Prague) having been taught and supervised by Josef Havlicek, Karel Honzik, and Jaroslav Fragner. Although later he would be tutored by James Stirling, it was the philosopher of phenomenology Jan Patočka who, in his own words, “contributed more than anyone else to [his] overall intellectual orientation and to the articulation of some of the critical topics” explored in his seminal book, Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation, published in 2004.

House for Brother / ATELIER 111

16:00 - 2 April, 2015
House for Brother / ATELIER 111, Courtesy of ATELIER 111
Courtesy of ATELIER 111

Courtesy of ATELIER 111 Courtesy of ATELIER 111 Courtesy of ATELIER 111 Courtesy of ATELIER 111 +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pacov, Czech Republic
  • Architects in Charge

    Smetana, Weinzettl, Marek - garden
  • Area

    101.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

ModulARCH Festival of Modular Architecture

06:00 - 31 March, 2015
ModulARCH Festival of Modular Architecture, Courtesy of Arch for People
Courtesy of Arch for People

Organized by Czech collective Arch for People, ModulARCH is a new festival of modular architecture to be held in Brno, Czech Republic this April. The festival will explore all aspects of modular architecture from the ecological to the economic, and discuss the role of the typology within the contemporary city. Learn more about the three day conference after the break.

Jiřičná, Meier And Pawson Appointed To Design Residential Development Near Prague

04:00 - 11 March, 2015
Jiřičná, Meier And Pawson Appointed To Design Residential Development Near Prague, Proposal: John Pawson (Chateau Aerial View). Image Courtesy of Oaks Prague
Proposal: John Pawson (Chateau Aerial View). Image Courtesy of Oaks Prague

Three practices have been appointed to the design team for Oaks Prague, a new rural residential development located in the commune of Popivičky, close to the city of Prague. John Pawson, Richard Meier + Partners and Eva Jiřičná with AI-Design have drawn up design proposals for key buildings for the scheme, which is managed by the Czech development company Arendon. In November last year, ten practices were shortlisted in a competition to design housing schemes for the €400 million, 220-home "residential and lifestyle development" in Popivičky.

The entire development, which has previously been master-planned by EDSA assisted by Chapman Taylor and John Thompson & Partners, "responds to the form, layout and vernacular of the surrounding Czech villages."

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring / ORA

01:00 - 18 February, 2015
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring  / ORA, © Jan Žaloudek
© Jan Žaloudek

© Jan Žaloudek © Jan Žaloudek © Jan Žaloudek © Jan Žaloudek +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mikulov na Moravě, 692 01 Mikulov, Czech Republic
  • Architects in Charge

    Jeník Hora, Barbora Zmeková
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Chalet in Krkonoše / Znameni Ctyr Architekti

01:00 - 7 February, 2015
Chalet in Krkonoše / Znameni Ctyr Architekti, © Tomas Soucek
© Tomas Soucek

© Tomas Soucek © Tomas Soucek © Tomas Soucek © Tomas Soucek +23

Lighthouse And Museum Of Jara Cimrman / Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis

01:00 - 17 January, 2015
Lighthouse And Museum Of Jara Cimrman / Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis, © Radka Ciglerova
© Radka Ciglerova

© Radka Ciglerova © Radka Ciglerova © Radka Ciglerova © Radka Ciglerova +21

Vodafone CEC / IO Studio

01:00 - 17 January, 2015
Vodafone CEC / IO Studio, © Alexander Doborvotský
© Alexander Doborvotský

© Alexander Doborvotský © Alexander Doborvotský © Alexander Doborvotský © Alexander Doborvotský +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vinohradská 2356/168, 130 00 Praha-Praha 3, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Luka Križek, Radek Bláha
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

The Dox House / Mjölk architekti

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
The Dox House / Mjölk architekti, © BoysPlayNice
© BoysPlayNice

© BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pyšely, Czech Republic
  • Building Company

    TFH dřevěné skeletové domy s.r.o.
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Extension of a House in Bořislav / 3+1 architekti

01:00 - 19 December, 2014
Extension of a House in Bořislav / 3+1 architekti, © Pavel Plánička
© Pavel Plánička

© Pavel Plánička © Pavel Plánička © Pavel Plánička © Pavel Plánička +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bořislav 89, 415 01 Bořislav, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Plánička, Panenka, Páral
  • Area

    75.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Villa Pruhonice / Jestico + Whiles

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
Villa Pruhonice / Jestico + Whiles, © Ales Jungmann
© Ales Jungmann

© Ales Jungmann © Ales Jungmann © Ales Jungmann © Ales Jungmann +22

Ten Practices Selected to Design €400 Million "Oaks Prague" Scheme

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
Ten Practices Selected to Design €400 Million "Oaks Prague" Scheme, Design by Hall McKnight. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company
Design by Hall McKnight. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company

The Czech Republic-based Arendon Development Company has selected seven British practices and three Czech practices to work together on Oaks Prague, a new €400 million, 220-home "residential and lifestyle development" 20 kilometres South-East of Prague within the commune of Popivičky.

Selected through a competition organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants, the ten practices will join the team of Edward Durell Stone Jr and Associates, who masterplanned the development to include a golf club, hotel and spa at its centre, and John Thompson & Partners, who developed a pattern book and style guide for Oaks Prague.

Read on after the break for the full list of selected architects

Design by McGarry-Moon Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design by Coffey Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design by Duggan Morris. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design By Haptic. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company +14

Bogle Architects Win “Architectural Project of the Year” for Laser Research Campus

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
Bogle Architects Win “Architectural Project of the Year” for Laser Research Campus, Entrance. Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects
Entrance. Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects

Bogle Architects has won the 2014 Czech Architect Week "Architectural Project of the Year” award for their ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Beamlines project in Prague, Czech Republic. The campus, designed as four separate structures connected within a landscaped setting, will be the first laser research and technology facility to involve scientists from the global research community for high-powered laser experimentation. 

Courtesy of Bogle Architects Site. Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects Atrium (render). Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects Entrance (in-progress). Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects +9

A1 House / A1Architects

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
A1 House / A1Architects, © David Maštálka
© David Maštálka

© David Maštálka © David Maštálka © David Maštálka © David Maštálka +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architects in Charge

    Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Attic Loft Reconstruction / B² Architecture

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Attic Loft Reconstruction / B² Architecture, © Alexandra Timpau
© Alexandra Timpau

© Alexandra Timpau © Alexandra Timpau © Alexandra Timpau © Alexandra Timpau +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prague 6, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Barbara Bencova
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

M&V Branch Office / Rudolf Müller

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
M&V Branch Office / Rudolf Müller, © KIVA
© KIVA

© KIVA © KIVA © KIVA © KIVA +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hněvkovského 603/81, 617 00 Brno-Brno-jih, Czech Republic
  • Area

    987.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Milan Expo 2015: Czech Pavilion by Chybik + Kristof is Centered Around a Swimming Pool

01:00 - 18 September, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: Czech Pavilion by Chybik + Kristof is Centered Around a Swimming Pool, © Miss3 courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects
© Miss3 courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects

Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects have revealed their winning design for the Pavilion of the Czech Republic at the 2015 Milan Expo. Responding to the Expo's food theme, the pavilion is centered around the Czech Republic's unique relationship to water, featuring a public swimming pool at the center of the design and presenting the latest progress in nanotechnology for water purification.

© Miss3 courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects © Miss3 courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects © Miss3 courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects Model Photo. Image © Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects +30

Family House Revnice / JRA Jarousek.Rochová.Architekti

01:00 - 14 September, 2014
Family House Revnice / JRA Jarousek.Rochová.Architekti, © Filip Slapal
© Filip Slapal

© Filip Slapal © Filip Slapal © Filip Slapal © Filip Slapal +30