The recreational family houses near Bratislava, designed by Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects, offer a possibility of permanent settlement. The project aims to create a residential area of high quality with direct contact with water surface. Furthermore, a considerable number of houses are located in the area of an ancient riparian forest in the riverbed of the Danube. The project’s main motto is to set up a space for a life in contact with nature, a life with a link to the original fauna and flora. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The “Urban Interventions” civic association, in collaboration with the Vallo Sadovský Architects studio, have prepared an instant urban intervention under a bridge. The situation in regard to quality of the environment at the bus terminal under the New Bridge in Bratislava has been bad for a long time. People have to wait for their bus connections in a totally unsuitable area, and we consider it a disgrace that the city of Bratislava leaves its citizens and tax-payers to function in such an inadequate environment. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Martin Lepej and Michal Riabic has recently completed a cultural pavilion in Martin, Slovakia. They arrived at their sculptural form using the parametric modeling software, Grasshopper, along with a few curves and set parameters as static input. Follow after the break for a extensive gallery of the final product and design imagery.
The architectural proposal for the block of buildings at No.8, No. 9 and No. 10 Franciscan Square deals with restoration and addition to an existing structure offering new possibilities in terms of usage and spatial arrangement. The essence of idea lies in the nature of the historical environment of the Old Town of Bratislava seen in the principles of layering of new shapes, volumes and functions. In this case the oldest layers go back to Middle Ages when the foundations of the town were laid.
The 21th century layer is added in the form of new feature respecting the old structure without being replica of historical fabric. This so called “leg” connects all levels terminating at the highest level creating its own world at the top. Follow the break for more renderings and a brief of Frantiskanske Square.
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Design Team: Michal Vrsansky, Pavol Senecky, Petr Navrat, Vladimir Vrsansky
Cooperation: Jana Stykova, Romana Kukulova, Rastislav Miklus
Renderings: Michal Vrsansky
The Omnipolis administrative building incorporates itself into the previously existing Omnia Campus in Slovakia. Challenged by a rather limiting site, including height restrictions, Hantabal Architekti teamed up with AFR to design a building that is expressive through its rich colors and horizontal repetition. Follow the break for photographs and drawings.
Architects: Hantabal Architekti & AFR
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Project Team: Hantabal Juraj, Frecer Miroslav, Kostrian Jan
Client & Partners: Omnia Real
Project Area: 15,000 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Hantabal Architekti