Indoor Swimming Pool in Litomyšl / Architekti DRNH

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Architects: Architekti DRNH
Location: Litomyšl,
Design Team: Antonín Novák, Petr Valenta, Radovan Smejkal, Radek Štefka
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1,717 sqm
Photographs: Tomáš Malý

Black Teahouse / A1Architects

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Architects: A1Architects
Location: Česká Lípa,
Architect In Charge: Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 10 sqm
Photographs: A1Architects

Vaclav Havel´s Monument / Libor Šenekel

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Designed by Libor Šenekel, Vaclav Havel´s Monument is a symbol of human determination, legacy, and that even one person can change the course of history. Vaclav Havel became unforgettable for many as a symbol of defiance and human determination, which reminds us that even one person is capable of great deeds. Just as today the monument stands against the enormous power of water, that is trying to devour it, stood Vaclav Havel and many others against the oppressive power of communism. The memorial is supposed to fascinate being watched from the waterfront, to inspire fear as well as courage being entered into the masses of water, to lure to step into the unknown. More images and architects‘ description after the break.

Weekend House in Buš / Markéta Cajthamlová

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Architects: Markéta Cajthamlová
Location: , Czech Republic
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 799.0 sqm
Photographs: Ester Havlová

Skanska Bridging Prague Competition Winners

1st prize – Peter North

Participants in the Skanska Bridging competition were asked to develop a new Vision Plan for the section of the riverfront from Libeňsk (Bridge) to the north to Železniční (Railway Bridge) in to the south. The goal was to create a unified experience, linking cultural, recreational, ecological, historical and economic opportunities. They were also asked to design an intervention that will become a premiere destination along the river Vltava. The first prize winning proposal by Pete North focuses on strengthening the natural characteristics of places at the riverside, where it is consistent and feasible. It aims to create a synergy between park localities and the river, connected into a consequent chain of continuous spaces. More images and winning proposals after the break.

Kelčský Javorník Observatory / Mimosa Architekti

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The second prize winning design proposal for the observatory on the top of Kelcsky Javornik takes advantage of its unique location in a hilly area located north of Zlin, . The landscape difference between the highland of Wallachia on one side and the flat land of Haná region on the other side was taken as the main principle of the design by Mimosa Architekti. The view is strictly directed to one side as visitors go up the structure giving the chance to view Haná‘s characteristic landscape on north or Wallachia on south. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House on the Marsh / A1 Architects

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Architects: A1 Architects – Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
Location: ,
Interior Design: Jakub Šulc
Construction: Reno s.r.o.
Joinery: Radek Opalecký
Project Area: 170 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: A1 Architects – David Maštálka

CULBURB Shaping Cities Symposium + Workshop

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CULBURB’s Shaping Cities Symposium + Workshop, which takes place at the Centre for Central European Architecture May 22-23, asks what the nonprofit organizations are today and questions their role in the creation of city space. Are they non-elected groups of interest promoting their own interpretation of public good? Or do they represent a litmus paper of the level of democracy in the society? who can shape the life and form of the city? How and why? a unifying web database of such organizations from whole Europe will take place on the ground of the event. For more information, please visit here.

Sacre Coeur / 4a architekti

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Architects: 4a architekti
Location: Praha 5, ,
Investor: Satpo
Partner In Charge: Jan Schindler
Project Architects: Luděk Obal, Andrea Trembuľaková
Design Team: Alejandro Flores, Ute Winnefeld, Ingrid Vurm Lermen
Structural Engineers: Němec Polák, spol. s r.o.
Gross Floor Area: 12,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of 4a architekti

Skanska: Bridging Prague International Design Competition

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The Skanska: Bridging Prague International Design Competition, announced by reSITE Festival, ARCHIP (Architectural Institute in ) and Skanska, seeks to find new conceptions and proposals for the River Vltava, in , . The scope of the competition is the Vltava riverbank and its immediate context from Libensky Most (Bridge) to the north to Zeleznicni most (Railway Bridge) to the south. This section of the river has really various character and quality on both riverbanks, which gives competitors a chance to select and work on a wide scope of places and areas. The proposals should use existing potential of the Vltava river, define its connection with the city – and lead to creation of attractive public spaces of adequate scale, living by a variety of activities. More information on the competition after the break.

Mini-Loft Apartment in Prague / Dalibor Hlavacek

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Architects: Dalibor Hlavacek
Location: , Czech Republic
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Filip Slapal

  

Family House In Zbecno / A.LT Architekti

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Architects: A.LT Architekti  – Peter Lacko, Filip Tittelbach, Michal Siska
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Site Area: 1,640 sqm
Buil-up Area: 50 sqm
Floor Area: 94 sqm
Photographs: Tomas Rasl

Community Centre / Aulík Fišer Architects

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Architects: Aulík Fišer Architects
Location: ZaBrumlovkou, Prague,
Realization Company: PSJ a.s.
Total Floor Area: 1,210 sqm
Total Volume: 9,400 m3
Project: 2006-2007
Realization: 2007-2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Aulík Fišer Architects

A Historical Masterpiece reopens to the Public: Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe

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Today, one of the leading exemplars of classic Modern architecture reopens after a two year hiatus. The freshly renovated Villa Tugendhat underwent a monumental restoration and rehabilitation, starting in January 2010, with the aim of preserving and conserving the original building substance and layout, including the construction details, materials and technical system. Renewal work also included the lavish interiors and lush garden. Continue after for the break to learn more about ’s renewed masterpiece.

Family House In Myslin / Aulík Fišer Architects

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Architects: Aulík Fišer Architects – Jakub Fišer, Simona Fišerová
Location: Myšlín, ,
Cooperative Civil Engineer: Ing. Luboš Krnáč
Completion: 2009
Built-up Area: 235 sqm
Photographs: Radek Plíhal, Jakub Fišer

Family House In Kunratice / Aulík Fišer Architects

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Architects: Aulík Fišer Architects
Location: Kunratice, , Czech Republic
Interior Design Collaboration: Ing. arch. Markéta Aulíková
Completion: 2009
Floor Area: 230 sqm, technical facility and garage
Photographs: Andrea Thiel Lhotáková

Office Building E / Aulík Fišer Architects

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Architects: Aulík Fišer Architects
Location: ,
Investor: BBC – building E, a.s
Developer: Passerinvest Group, a.s.
Collaborators: Jan Kucera, ing. arch. Adela Stredova, ing. arch. Monika Cizkova, ing. arch. Petr Vacek, ing. Martin Zelenka
Total Gross Floor Area: 17,600 sqm
Completion: February 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Aulík Fišer Architects

Revitalization Of The Crucifix Bastion / MCA atelier

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Architects: MCA atelier
Location: Horská ulice, , Czech Republic
Cooperation: Mgr. art. Peter , Ing. Pavel Košťálek
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1,870 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of MCA atelier