Garden library / Mjölk architekti

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Architects: Mjölk architekti
Location: Zadní Třebaň,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Barbora Kuklíková

K Botiči Student’s Home / Schindler Seko

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Architects: Schindler Seko
Location: Prague 10,
Architect In Charge: Jan Schindler, Ludvík Seko
Area: 4,146 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ondřej Polák

Villa in Děčín / Studio Pha

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Architects: Studio Pha
Location: Decin,
Architect In Charge: Jan Šesták, Marek Deyl, Filip Tomášek
Area: 750 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tomáš Dittrich

Gardening Center / Architekti DRNH

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Architects: Architekti DRNH
Location: Kromeriz,
Architect In Charge:
Area: 800 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tomáš Malý

Solar Decathlon 2013: Czech Technical University Wins Architecture Contest, Places Third Overall

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Lauded for incorporating warm, natural wood finishes to create a “comfortable place to dwell and reenergize,” the jury of the 2013 Solar Decathlon has named as winner of the competition’s “Architecture Contest,” placing them third overall.

Based on a “house within a house” concept and inspired by the Czech tradition of spending weekends in the country, the “AIR House” features a flexible, open interior that is protected by an intelligent second skin – a “solar wooden canopy” that generates energy and provides hot water via photovoltaic and solar-thermal panels. Read for the team’s project description.

Family House R / LABOR13

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Architects: LABOR13
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Martin Vomastek, Jakub Vrtiška
Area: 136 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of LABOR13

Family House B / LABOR13

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Architects: LABOR13
Location: Prague,
Architect In Charge: Martin Vomastek, Jakub Vrtiška
Area: 145 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of LABOR 13

Economia Building / Ricardo Bofill

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Architects: Ricardo Bofill
Location: Prague,
Area: 7,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Filip Slapal


© Jaroslav Hejzlar

Location: Konárovice,
Author: Luděk Rýzner
Co Author: Ing.arch. Jiří Vincenc
Area: 420 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jaroslav Hejzlar

Fabrika Hotel / OK Plan Architects

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Architects: OK Plan Architects
Location: , Czech Republic
Project Team: Luděk Rýzner, František Čekal, Marcela Susedíková
Area: 580 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of OK Plan Architects

Red Hill Rise Proposal / Maxwan + MS architekti

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The Maxwan, in collaboration with MS architektidesigned Red Hill Rise proposal is a mixed use building on top of a metro station, which includes offices and retail located along a major spine road connecting the airport and historical city center of . They came up with the idea of ‘breaking-up’ the building volume and inserting landscape and public space in between. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Garden House at the Pond Másílko / OK Plan Architects

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Architects: OK Plan Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Luděk Rýzner, Jiří Vincenc, Radek Kubát
Area: 41.7 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of OK Plan Architects

reSITE 2013: Collaborative Ideas For More Livable Cities, Workshop Results

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One of the most important parts of the second annual reSITE festival, which is aimed to change the city to a place suitable for life, was an international multidisciplinary workshop with students from all over the world.

The workshop, co-organized by a ARCHIP – Architectural Institute in , was held from June 21st to 23rd. It was tutored by renowned expert from Balmond Studio. The workshop participants were selected by an international jury from a number of people from various fields – architects, designers, cultural managers, programmers, designers and representatives of other specializations, to create multidisciplinary teams. These teams of researches colaborated for three days on a design concept of the future mobile pavilion, which will become a distinguishing feature of the festival in the upcoming years.

Watch an interview with Cecil Balmond during the workshop, his complete lecture and the workshop results after the break.

Factory No. 8 / OK Plan Architects

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Architects: OK Plan Architects
Location: Humpolec,
Project Team: Luděk Rýzner, Marcela Susedíková
Area: 3,119 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of OK Plan Architects

Video: Cecil Balmond’s Special Lecture at reSITE 2013

A couple of months ago we told you about reSITE Conference 2013, the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. During the conference, the reSITE dPAV Competition Workshop also took place. Led by Cecil Balmond, formerly of Arup Engineers and currently leading Balmond Studio in London, and Tyson Hosmer, Lead Designer, Balmond Studio, dPAV: 2.5 Days in  competition workshop was a 2.5 days intensive and collaborative investigation to compete to design the future reSITE pavilion to be used in urban design festivals around Central and Eastern Europe.

At the end of the workshop (whose results we will feature in the near future), gave a special lecture that we share with you entirely today. And don’t forget to check our own interview with Balmond during the workshop. Enjoy!

RD 3 / BY Architects

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Architects: BY Architects
Location: Kolovraty, ,
Architect In Charge: Markéta Zdebská
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of BY Architects

Family House Mseno / Stempel & Tesar Architekti

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Architects: Stempel & Tesar Architekti
Location: Mšeno,
Architect In Charge: Ján Stempel, Jan Tesař
Area: 818 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ivan Nemec

Passive House Hradec Králové / Echorost Architekti

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Architects: Echorost Architekti
Location: Hradec Králové,
Authors: Jiří Pavlíček, Jaroslav Hulín
General Contractor: Asting CZ
Area: 110 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Echorost Architekti