Erwin Building / QARTA Architektura

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Architects: QARTA Architektura
Location: Prague,
Architect In Charge: David Wittassek, Jiří Řezák, Kateřina Immrová
Site Area: 1,330 sqm
Area: 5,265 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pavel Vítek

Elementary School in Velká Chuchle / Grido

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Architects: Grido
Location: Velká Chuchle,
Design Team: Peter Sticzay-Gromski, Juraj Kováč, Valérius Lalkovič
Area: 615 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tomáš Malý

Villa Řitka / studio pha

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Architects: studio pha
Location: , Czech Republic
Architects In Charge: Jan Šesták, Marek Deyl
Collaborators: Filip Tomášek, Gabriela Fišarová, Eva Bukovská Tomáš Trojan
Area: 490 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Filip Šlapal

Villa Charles / QARTA Architektura

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Architects: QARTA Architektura
Location: ,
Design Team: David Wittassek, Jiří Řezák, Jan Havel, Jakub Wyderka
Area: 2157.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marek Novotný

TRH Market Stalls / Edit!

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With locally grown and organic food becoming more popular in the , EDIT! was asked to design a market stall for a new concept of Green Markets. Through a reconfiguration of the typical retailing method, the architects create a unique response to the importance of enabling a personal interaction between the farmers and market visitors. From this, the farmer can relate to the visitors through their produce, and the relationships formed may contribute to the character of the market as a whole. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The SayBoat / Milan Řídký

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Architects: Milan Řídký
Location: Marina Vltava, ,
Designer: František Šťasta
Proposal: Marek Řídký
Execution: Milan Řídký (Arrbo, s.r.o.)
Area: 63 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Richard Navara

‘Urban Sponge’ Competition Entry / Gemawang Swaribathoro + Indra Nugraha + Morian Saspriatnadi

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Designed by Gemawang Swaribathoro, Indra Nugraha, and Morian Saspriatnadi, their ‘Urban Sponge’ concept aims to unify, organize and manage, in one solution, the inner power of this marvelous city. Prague, an ancient city that has a long history of its own architecture style is no longer an underdog city in the European region. With the city becoming one of the most important places in this continent, the sponge concept can be described as a tool of connectivity to absorb the quality of life, to attract people, to make a better living. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Week in Self’ Installation / Mjölk architekti

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Designed by Mjölk Architekti, a high seat was installed on the main square in where it stayed for a month. It is situated high up so that it does not interfere with everyday life on the ground and offers sufficient privacy to its occupants. Over the month of the exhibition, this space with a floor area of 6.25 m2 hosted several inspiring personalities, the so-called “urban hunters”. They are the masters of their time and space. All the necessities needed for comfortable living are provided. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House Extension in Prague / Martin Cenek Architecture

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Architects: Martin Cenek Architecture
Location: Veleslavín, ,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Martin Cenek Architecture

Tyršův Stadion / QARTA architektura

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Architects: QARTA architektura
Location: Opava,
Architects: David Wittassek, Jiří Řezák
Interior Design: David Wittassek
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Roman Polášek

Miura Hotel / Labor 13

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Architects: Labor 13
Location: Čeladná,
Design Team: Martin Vomastek, Albert prazák, Jiri Bardodej
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Soucek – Vomastek – Straka

House in Černá za Bory / Zette Atelier S.R.O.

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Architects: Zette Atelier S.R.O. – Zdenek Balík
Location: Pardubice-Černá za Bory,
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 103.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Zette Atelier S.R.O.

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: Buš, 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 Smíchov 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.