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Cabins and Chalets: Secluded Homes in the Czech Countryside

Architecture in the Czech Republic is defined by the country's incredibly diverse landscapes. As one of Europe's cultural hearts, Czechia has a rich history, and was once home to the Kingdom of Bohemia. Today, architects and designers are drawing inspiration from the country's low mountains, foothills and forests as they design a range of secluded residential retreats.

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House Inside a Ruin / ORA

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Jevíčko, Czech Republic
  • Architects: ORA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  249
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Grohe, HELUZ, Hisbalit, Laufen, Berker, +3

New Lecture Center VŠPJ / QARTA architektura

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  • Architects: QARTA architektura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3675
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: KEIM, Atlas Schindler, Baxi, Cembrit, Cemex, +18

Revitalization of Prague's Riverfront / petrjanda/brainwork

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ARK Showroom for GAB / Ark-Shelter

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Ternat, Belgium
  • Architects: Ark-Shelter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  227
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Saint-Gobain, Electric Master, Fatrafol, Iw Trend, System Loxone, +1

Elementary School Vřesovice / Public Atelier + Fuuze

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  • Architects: Fuuze, Public Atelier
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  950
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Roca, Wienerberger, Climax, Forbo, KLINKER, +4

Public Spaces with Scaffolding: an Alternative in Emergency Situations

When facing emergencies such as natural disasters, warfare or pandemics, architecture must offer immediate and effective solutions. In these unfortunate circumstances, the priority is usually to solve problems around housing, however, once the emergency is under control, the focus starts to slowly move towards meeting places such as community centers, neighborhood councils and public spaces.

To create new meeting places in emergency situations, scaffolding is a good alternative regarding construction speed and tight budgets. Although they are usually used as temporary structures, they also allow creating a quickly composed space playing with horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines, and the combination with other materials such as textile, wood, polycarbonate and metal.

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Atelier Villa | Art Villas Costa Rica / Formafatal

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Architects: Formafatal
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  326
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Baxter, Bomma, Manufaktur+, Marilou, Notre Monde, +3

Headquater Lasvit in Nový Bor / OV-A

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  • Architects: OV-A
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  779
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

From Red to Green: The Contradictory Aesthetics of Oxidized Facades

For a small child, understanding the concept of time and its passage is very difficult. As a result, children are often impatient when expecting something or confused when trying to remember something from the past. They live in the present, and learn the notion of time only little by little. But accepting the passage of time, and the reality of aging, is something that plagues us even as adults. The lucrative cosmetic and plastic surgery industries show how humanity seeks to control or deny the passage of time, an urge that has proved to be relentless.

Summer House / DDAANN

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  • Architects: DDAANN
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  176
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Loft With Love / CMC architects

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Temporary Plazas: 13 Public Spaces that Activate the City

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Normally the efforts of the construction industry are aimed to design permanent and durable spaces. However, on some occasions creating temporary spaces can be of great help, not only when providing fast assembly infrastructure after the effects of a natural disaster, but also when activating residual or abandoned spaces in our cities. To exemplify the potential of these interventions, we present thirteen successful temporary public spaces.

Restoration of Tomáš Baťa Memorial / TRANSAT architekti

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  • Architects: TRANSAT architekti
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  680
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Next Gen Park / KOGAA Studio

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  • Architects: KOGAA Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  168
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Béton Brut Bathrooms: The Beauty of Concrete in Intimate Spaces

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Why use concrete in bathrooms?

Béton brut or "raw concrete" is a naturally porous material that provides many advantages for the design and build of a bathroom. As a waterproof and pressure-resistant material, it is easy to clean, doesn't deteriorate, prevents bathroom fungus and is low maintenance. Attractive as it is functional, concrete is versatile for both on-site furniture and wall coatings, floors and even shower trays. In addition, due to its thermal mass, concrete is an excellent material for floor heating.

Pro Tip: There are a variety of concrete finishes, but for the safety of daily bathroom users, you must add a surface sealer and a certain percentage of traction to avoid slippage.

Below, we've compiled 26 concrete bathrooms that find intimacy in béton brut.

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Renovation of a Functionalist Villa “Indian Ship" / Idhea

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SinnerSchrader Studio Prague / Kurz architects

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  • Architects: Kurz architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  900
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AVETON, Barkotex, DEBYT, Interwand, Linda Vrnakova, +2