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Proti Proudu Bistro / Mimosa architekti

  • Architects: Mimosa architekti
  • Location: Březinova 471/22, Karlín, 186 00 Praha-Praha 8, Czech Republic
  • Collaborator: Lenka Pechanová
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: BoysPlayNice

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Gran Fierro / Formafatal

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

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

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

  • Architects: IO Studio
  • 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

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

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

A1 House / A1Architects

  • Architects: A1Architects
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architects In Charge: Lenka Křemenová, David Maštálka
  • Area: 220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: David Maštálka

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Attic Loft Reconstruction / B² Architecture

  • Architects: B² Architecture
  • Location: Prague 6, Czech Republic
  • Architect In Charge: Barbara Bencova
  • Area: 220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Alexandra Timpau

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T-Boutique / Studio Pha

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Chameleon House / Petr Hajek Architekti

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

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New Cemex Headquarters / Atelier Povetron

  • Architects: Atelier Povetron
  • Location: Siemensova 2716/2, 155 00 Prague-Prague 13, Czech Republic
  • Architect In Charge: Martin Chlanda, Michal Rouha
  • Area: 681.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier Povetron

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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. 

Tea Mountain, the teashop / A1Architects

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

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K Botiči Student’s Home / Schindler Seko

  • Architects: Schindler Seko
  • Location: Prague 10, Czech Republic
  • Architect In Charge: Jan Schindler, Ludvík Seko
  • Support: Petra Matuszková, Hana Polidarová, Ondřej Dušek, Jan Holub
  • Investor: Hamilton & Co Holdings
  • Area: 4146.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ondřej Polák

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Family House R / LABOR13

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Courtesy of LABOR13
  • Architects: LABOR13
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architect In Charge: Martin Vomastek, Jakub Vrtiška
  • Area: 136.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of LABOR13

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Family House B / LABOR13

  • Architects: LABOR13
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architect In Charge: Martin Vomastek, Jakub Vrtiška
  • Area: 145.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of LABOR 13

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