Garden House at the Pond Másílko / OK Plan Architects

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Architects: OK Plan Architects
Location: Humpolec,
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, , Czech Republic
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

Family House / Zette Ateliér

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Architects: Zette Ateliér
Location: , Czech Republic
Architect In Charge: Zdenek Balik
Area: 380 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Zette Ateliér

reSITE 2013: Livable and Competitive Cities Conference

reSITE invites investors, business leaders, real estate developers, politicians, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, experts in transportation, innovation, engineers, economists, financiers, community organizers, scientists, artists, students and those with an active interest in urban development and culture to attend reSITE Conference.

The second annual reSITE Conference in will be held on June 20-21, 2013 at the iconic DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague 7 – Holešovice. Here, conference guests will meet the world’s foremost experts in the field of real estate development, urban design, architecture, planning, technology and finance to discuss strategies for sustainable planning for modern, competitive cities with a high quality of life. reSITE strives to foster collaboration between disparate disciplines and is looking for modern, sustainable and financially practical solutions for better public space, urban waterfront and mobility; a better city.

reSITE Conference and Festival will feature 60 international experts, over 400 high-level guests, and thousands of people at public events. reSITE is the largest and most professional international event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. reSITE relies on their deep experience and international connections to top experts in New York and across the world, thereby offering a more engaging and relevant program than other conferences with similar topics.

Topics, key speakers, and more information after the break.

‘Prague: Bridge-Building over the Vltava River’ Competition Entry / Juráš Lasovský

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The intention of architect Juráš Lasovský for the ‘: Bridge-Building over the Vltava River’ competition was to disrupt the serenity of the basin landscape by proposing a residential bridge connecting the quarters of Podolí, Císařská louka and Smíchov. While classical bridges tend to create a connection between two places, this residential bridge is regarded as an opportunity to create an attractive space above the river. It becomes a space with residential premises as well as a sort of esplanade from which people get the chance to observe the city life around them. More images and architects’ description after the break.

reSITE dPAV Competition Workshop: 5 days to close the registration

This is an open call, two-stage international design competition workshop for architects, artists, engineers, innovators, scientists and related disciplines to imagine the future mobile event pavilion.

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 will be 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.

The competition workshop will be held in English and will finish the second annual reSITE festival. Register today! SUBMISSION DEADLINE – 30 MAY 2013. For more information see the official website: or contact

Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
Location: Hradcanske Square, ,
Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
Area: 1,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Family house Vaňov / 3+1 architekti

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Architects: 3+1 architekti
Location: Vaňov,
Area: 134 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pavel Plánička, Courtesy of 3+1 architekti

Residential Bridge Competition Entry / Rasha Kiani + Mahdi Kamboozia

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With the challenge of defining a new residential typology on the outskirt of a historic zone that combines a pathway to cross the river and residential units over the Vltava River, Rasha Kiani and Mahdi Kamboozia proposed a new extension to ’s urban space. Their concept, which won an honorable mention, makes a lively and vibrant community that joins both sides of the Vltava River by means of social activities in a dynamic space. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hunting Lodge / BASARCH

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Architects: BASARCH
Location: na Moravě, Czech Republic
Project Architect: Hana Bainarová
Main Contractor: F K B Břeclav
Area: 230 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Lukas Pelech, Pavel Bainar

reSITE 2013: Collaborative Ideas For Livable Cities Festival and Conference

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reSITE, the international festival about collaborative and sustainable urban planning, continues into its second year with more interesting themes and guests with the goal to transform into a modern European metropolis at the center of the urbanism world from June 19-23. The main theme of the second annual conference (June 20-21) is Metropolis Central – reflecting Central European cities and the increasing number of young, creative people who are the infinite resources of those urban centers. The conference will focus on providing a process and potential solutions for the conflicted desires of Central European citizens. More information after the break.

Roprachtice House / PRODESI

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Architects: PRODESI
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Vaclav Zahradnicek, Radim Oblouk
Contractor: DOMESI
Construction: Wooden
Area: 138.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jindřich Jelínek, Lina Nemeth

Train Station Čeladná / Projektstudio

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Architects: Projektstudio
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: David Kotek, Kateřina Holenková
Project Architects: Pavel Krátký, Lukáš Bobek
Area: 205 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jan Šafář