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Alžběta Brůhová

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foto (c) Tomáš Rubín

foto (c) Tomáš Rubín

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foto (c) Tomáš Rubín

What?

 

My practice is based on architectural education, but is not limited to the specific type of assignment or tools used. I accept every opportunity as a new challenge. As an architect, I perceive myself both as a (co)creator of space, but also as a guide to the process, at the end of which there is a strong bond between the created architecture and its users. I am interested in topics such as the democratic approach to space and the aspect of care in architecture.

How?

 

The method of my work is based on physical experience - whether the implementation of small-scale constructions directly in the field, or testing within my workshop. Thanks to this, I am in intimate contact with what I am designing, I better understand the life cycle of the building, the origin and way of using specific materials, their advantages and weaknesses. I like to work with anyone who is open-minded to finding and testing the correctness of the path together. I design and possibly self-help construct architecture for adults, children, plants and in the future, for example, for animals.

How much?

 

I approach each project as unique, so no uniform price list can be set in advance - the volume of work always varies greatly. After the introductory meeting, where we will discuss the assignment and mutual ideas about our cooperation, I will prepare a tailor-made price offer for you. I also offer one-time consultations in case you need help solving specific issues. Here I have a uniform rate of CZK 700 per each hour started.

foto (c) Tomáš Rubín

Who?

 

My professional journey began when I studied architecture at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and materials fully entered my life. I fell in love with wood, took several construction courses at Yestermorrow Design / Build School in Vermont, USA, participated and subsequently led construction workshops at the Hellowood festival in Hungary and also received a certificate in carpentry at the Zelený pruh Technical High School. My work experience in the Viennese architectural studio nonconform greatly influenced me in matter of dedication to participatory methods and interdisciplinary cooperation. Also teaching as an assistant professor at Jan Šépka's Architecture 1 studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague have helped me find my own approach. I started an independent practice at the beginning of 2018.

 

In 2019, together with my colleague and friend Adéla Pečlová, we initiated the women professional community Architektky, which unites women in the field of building and construction. Architektky offer support for setting adequate working conditions and open a discussion on the position and needs of women in architecture. Adéla and I co-curated the issue of the ERA21 magazine 03/2020, which included a survey of the working conditions of young architects.

Interviews (in Czech only):

Interview for Artcafé, Radio Vltava, Czech Radio

Interview for Material Times magazine

Interview for Živé mesto, Radio FM, Slovak Radio and Television

Interview for Akcent, Radio Vltava, Czech Radio

Interview for Bourání, Radio Wave, Czech Radio

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Manifesto

 

#1 TREATING RESOURCES

Whether they are of material, digital, temporal, intellectual or other origin,

I try to treat resources consciously and with the picture of contemporary consumer society on my mind.

#2 AWARENESS OF PROCESSES

I am interested in anchoring every component of a building unit into context.

I try to go as far as I can in this situation.

I am interested in how individual parts are made, who participated in their production, at what price (not only in the economic sense), how they can be treated further and what footprint they leave behind.

#3 ADEQUATE RESPONSES

I am looking for such architectural tools/answers that adequately describe the character of the assignment, client's expectations, uniquesess of the environment. Everything must click together.

#4 WORK BALANCE

I feel deep respect for the time and work of everyone, including myself. Digital obesity and the overworking of the contemporary world alarming, so I highly value other layers of life - even those outside of work.

#5 JOY AND MEANINGFULNESS

The joy coming from the things I do and their meaningfulness are my two main life engines.

#6 SYNERGIC COLLABORATION

The outcomes of my work are always to a greater or lesser extent the result of common efforts. It is wonderful to meet other people (or beings in general) with whom I can collaborate, mutually share, enrich and exchange life experiences.

#7 THE PRINCIPLE OF COINCIDENCE

I consciously create space to respond to (seemingly) accidental life encounters with people, places, situations ...

#8 LEARNING

I perceive my work as a never ending educational process. We learn by recognizing ever changing environment, acquiring new tools, we learn from each other.

#9 CONSTRUCTION IS A SPECIAL FORM OF CELEBRATION

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cz

Alžběta Brůhová

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