reSITE 2016: 5th International Conference on a Hot Topic – “Cities in Migration”

20:21 - 4 February, 2016
reSITE Conference, Prague, Forum Karlin. Photo Dorota Velek
reSITE Conference, Prague, Forum Karlin. Photo Dorota Velek

On June 16-17, 2016, for the fifth consecutive year, Prague, Czech republic, will be hosting the largest concentration of the world’s top architects, urbanists, urban planners and landscape architects and economists. Visionaries, experts, mayors of major cities and representatives of outstanding civic initiatives will present innovative solutions and strategies for European and Western cities to come to terms successfully and painlessly with the influx of new residents. The professional conference will be complemented by a rich program for the public, taking place in Prague’s public space. reSITE will, yet again, bridge the gap between experts and ordinary citizens: their common

John Hejduk's Jan Palach Memorial Opens in Prague

14:15 - 25 January, 2016
© Miroslav Cikán
© Miroslav Cikán

For the first time in history, a John Hejduk structure has been permanently installed in a public space. The American architect's Jan Palach Memorial has officially opened last week at Jan Palach Square (formerly Red Army Square) on the Alšovo Riverbank in Prague after 25 years in the making. 

"The work, entitled House of the Suicide and House of the Mother of the Suicide, which was originally built in Atlanta in 1990, then Prague in 1991, honors the Czech dissident Jan Palach, whose self-immolation in protest of the Soviet invasion of 1968 served as a galvanizing force against the communist government in Czechoslovakia. A plaque at the base of the monument displays the poem The Funeral of Jan Palach, by former School of Architecture Professor David Shapiro," says The Cooper Union. 

Multipurpose Hall Forum Karlín / ATELIER 8000

13:00 - 7 January, 2016
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© Tomáš Dittrich

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Nejen Bistro / mar.s architects

15:00 - 28 September, 2015
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© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

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PVA EXPO Prague Congress Hall / Progres Atelier

15:00 - 17 September, 2015
© Jan Hromádko
© Jan Hromádko
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beranových 667, 199 00 Praha-Praha 18, Czech Republic
  • Architects in Charge

    Vojtěch Kaas, Jan Kalivoda, Petr Sova
  • Area

    1610.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Jan Hromádko

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Architecture Week Prague 2015

19:30 - 1 September, 2015
9th International Festival of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture Week Prague. Slavonice/Source: Czech Tourism/Photo: Milan Jaroš
9th International Festival of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture Week Prague. Slavonice/Source: Czech Tourism/Photo: Milan Jaroš

The 9th International Festival of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture Week Prague 2015 will take place in the Convent of St. George at the Prague Castle and other locations in Prague from August 17 to October 18, 2015. It is organized by the company Czech Architecture Week in cooperation with the Prague Castle Administration. The festival will again be held under the patronage of the Czech President, Mr. Miloš Zeman.

The exhibition Heritage of My Homeland, the main exposition of this year´s festival, will present not only the greatest architectural treasures of all regions, but also their culture, art and objects characteristic for individual regions.

Proti Proudu Bistro / Mimosa architekti

15:00 - 26 May, 2015
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© BoysPlayNice

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Gran Fierro / Formafatal

16:00 - 14 May, 2015
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© Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

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The Life Of Dalibor Vesely: Teacher, Philosopher, Acclaimed Academic

04:00 - 3 April, 2015
Dalibor Vesely (1934-2015) at the AA, London, in 2013. Image © Valerie Bennett
Dalibor Vesely (1934-2015) at the AA, London, in 2013. Image © Valerie Bennett

Dalibor Vesely, a celebrated architectural historian, philosopher and teacher, died this week in London aged 79. Over the course of his teaching career, which spanned five decades, he tutored a number of the world’s leading architects and thinkers from Daniel Libeskind, Alberto Pérez-Gómez and Robin Evans, to Mohsen Mostafavi and David Leatherbarrow.

Vesely was born in Prague in 1934, five years before the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. Following World War II, he studied engineering, architecture, art history and philosophy in Prague, Munich, Paris and Heidelberg. He was awarded his doctorate from Charles University (Prague) having been taught and supervised by Josef Havlicek, Karel Honzik, and Jaroslav Fragner. Although later he would be tutored by James Stirling, it was the philosopher of phenomenology Jan Patočka who, in his own words, “contributed more than anyone else to [his] overall intellectual orientation and to the articulation of some of the critical topics” explored in his seminal book, Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation, published in 2004.

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

04:00 - 11 March, 2015
Proposal: John Pawson (Chateau Aerial View). Image Courtesy of Oaks Prague
Proposal: John Pawson (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

01:00 - 17 January, 2015
© Alexander Doborvotský
© Alexander Doborvotský
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vinohradská 2356/168, 130 00 Praha-Praha 3, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Luka Križek, Radek Bláha
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Alexander Doborvotský

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Villa Pruhonice / Jestico + Whiles

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
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© Ales Jungmann

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Ten Practices Selected to Design €400 Million "Oaks Prague" Scheme

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
Design by Hall McKnight. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company
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

Design by McGarry-Moon Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design by Coffey Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design by Duggan Morris. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design By Haptic. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company +14

A1 House / A1Architects

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
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© David Maštálka

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Attic Loft Reconstruction / B² Architecture

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
© Alexandra Timpau
© Alexandra Timpau

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Houseboat / Mjölk Architekti

01:00 - 5 September, 2014
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Courtesy of Mjölk architekti

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T-Boutique / Studio Pha

01:00 - 21 June, 2014

Chameleon House / Petr Hajek Architekti

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
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© Benedikt Markel

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