Gran Fierro / Formafatal

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Architects: Formafatal
Location: Voršilská 138/14, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1,
Architects In Charge: Dagmar Štěpánová, Katarína Varsová
Area: 250.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice , Jakub Skokan / BoysPlayNice

Shopping Center Pivovar Děčín / Studio acht

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Architects: Studio acht
Location: , Czech Republic
Design Team: Václav Hlaváček, Ben Hoek, Sybren Hoek, Petr Topolovský, Nermin Fehimovič, Pavel Jakoubek, Jiří Jabůrek, Vlastimil Osouch, Kateřina Ambrožová, Jana Tomšová, Majda Šnajdrová, Lina Procházková
Area: 32420.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alexandra Timpau

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

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

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Architects: ATELIER 111
Location: , Czech Republic
Architects In Charge: Smetana, Weinzettl, Marek – garden
Area: 101.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of ATELIER 111

ModulARCH Festival of Modular Architecture

Courtesy of Arch for People

Organized by Czech collective Arch for People, ModulARCH is a new festival of 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.

The three day program of ModulARCH will unfold on the grounds of Brno’s Moravian gallery, and comprise three distinct blocks. In succession, the festival will address modular architecture’s relationship with the public space, the modular EXPO 2015 pavilion in Milan, and the social necessity of modular architecture, alongside its role in public buildings. Two evening lectures will be given by Chilean architect Sebastian Irarrazaval, whose practice and research has dealt closely with modular architecture and construction.

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

Proposal: John Pawson (Chateau Aerial View). Image Courtesy of Oaks

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

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Architects: ORA
Location: Mikulov na Moravě, 692 01 Mikulov,
Architects In Charge: Jeník Hora, Barbora Zmeková
Area: 140.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jan Žaloudek

Chalet in Krkonoše / Znameni Ctyr Architekti

© Tomas Soucek

Architects: Znameni Ctyr Architekti
Location: Krkonoše Mountains National Park,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tomas Soucek

Vodafone CEC / IO Studio

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Architects: IO Studio
Location: Vinohradská 2356/168, 130 00 Praha-Praha 3,
Architect In Charge: Luka Križek, Radek Bláha
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alexander Doborvotský

Lighthouse And Museum Of Jara Cimrman / Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis

© Radka Ciglerova

Architects: Hut Architektury Martin Rajnis
Investor: Aleš Voverka, Pension u Čápa, Příchovice
Contractor: NAGA – Václav Horecký
Area: 162.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Radka Ciglerova, Andrea Thiel Lhotakova, Josef Pour

The Dox House / Mjölk architekti

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Architects: Mjölk architekti
Location: , Czech Republic
Building Company: TFH dřevěné skeletové domy s.r.o.
Year: 2014
Photographs: BoysPlayNice

Extension of a House in Bořislav / 3+1 architekti

© Pavel Plánička

Architects: 3+1 architekti
Location: 89, 415 01 ,
Architect In Charge: Plánička, Panenka, Páral
Area: 75.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Pavel Plánička

Villa Pruhonice / Jestico + Whiles

© Ales Jungmann

Architects: Jestico + Whiles
Location: ,
Area: 560.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ales Jungmann

Ten Practices Selected to Design €400 Million “Oaks Prague” Scheme

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

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

Entrance. Image Courtesy of

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, . 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. 

A1 House / A1Architects

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Architects: A1Architects
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
Area: 220.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: David Maštálka

Attic Loft Reconstruction / B² Architecture

© Alexandra Timpau

Architects: B² Architecture
Location: 6,
Architect In Charge: Barbara Bencova
Area: 220.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alexandra Timpau

M&V Branch Office / Rudolf Müller


Architects: Rudolf Müller
Location: Hněvkovského 603/81, 617 00 -Brno-jih,
Area: 987.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: KIVA