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

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

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.”

Vodafone CEC / IO Studio

© Alexander Doborvotský

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

Villa Pruhonice / Jestico + Whiles

© Ales Jungmann

Architects: Jestico + Whiles
Location: , Czech Republic
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

A1 House / A1Architects

© David Maštálka

Architects: A1Architects
Location: Prague,
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

Houseboat / Mjölk Architekti

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Architects: Mjölk Architekti
Location: K Vltavě, 143 00 -Prague 12, Czech Republic
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Mjölk architekti

T-Boutique / Studio Pha

© Filip Šlapal

Architects: Studio Pha
Location: ,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Filip Šlapal

Chameleon House / Petr Hajek Architekti

© Benedikt Markel

Architects: Petr Hajek Architekti
Location: Praha-Lipence,
Architect In Charge: Petr Hajek
Area: 157.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Benedikt Markel, Pavel Pszczolka, Radka Jankova

New Cemex Headquarters / Atelier Povetron

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Architects: Atelier Povetron
Location: Siemensova, Prague,
Architect In Charge: Martin Chlanda, Michal Rouha
Area: 681 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier Povetron

reSITE 2014: Cities and Landscapes of the New Economy

Last year, we covered extensively reSITE 2013, a two-day conference on urban planning strategies with notable speakers such as Enrique Peñalosa, Alexandros E. Washburn, Winy Maas, and Cecil Balmond. As part of the festival, Balmond also lead a workshop (results here) to imagine the future mobile event pavilion.

reSITE 2014 will take place June 19-20 in Forum Karlín, . Speakers for this year include Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic at The New York Times; Margaret Newman, Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Transportation; and Edward Glaeser, author of “Triumph of the City”. Representatives from Rotterdam, London, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Calgary and Paris will also be sharing their thought and visions. One of the most interesting aspects of reSITE is its interdisciplinary nature. Developers and business leaders, architects and experts on transport, urbanists and economists, politicians and activists working with public space will all meet within particular discussion boards.

The early registration will continue until February 28, with a 15% discount on the registration fee. You may register at http://resite.cz/en/registration. For more information on the conference and complete program, please go to http://resite.cz/en.

Title: reSITE 2014: Cities and Landscapes of the New Economy
Website: http://resite.cz/en/
From: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:45
Until: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:00
Venue: Karlin Forum
Address: Pernerova 652/55, 186 00 Prague 8-Karlín,

Tea Mountain, the teashop / A1Architects

© – MgA. David Maštálka

Architects: A1Architects
Location: Křižíkova 488/115, 186 00 3-Karlín, Czech Republic
Architect In Charge: MgA. Lenka Křemenová, MgA. David Maštálka
Area: 55.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka

K Botiči Student’s Home / Schindler Seko

© Ondřej Polák

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

Family House R / LABOR13

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Architects: LABOR13
Location: , Czech Republic
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

Exhibition: OFIS_open_files

Izola Social Housing / © Tomaz Gregoric

From October 5, visitors to the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery can look forward to the new exhibition called OFIS_open_files which will introduce the creations of the architectural office from Slovenia.

The formal opening will be held in JFG today at 7 pm. The vernissage will be preceded by a lecture in Room 115 from 5 pm by Rok Oman, a founding member of OFIS Arhitekti studio, at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in . The lecture will be in English. Admission is free.

Title: _open_files
Website: http://www.gjf.cz/pripravujeme/ofis_open_files/
From: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 
Until: Sun, 24 Nov 2013
Venue: Jaroslav Fragner Gallery
Address: Prague, Czech Republic

Economia Building / Ricardo Bofill

© Filip Slapal

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

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.