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Alžběta Brůhová

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photo (c) Tomáš Rubín

foto (c) Tomáš Rubín

What do I do?

 

My practice is based on my architectural background, but is not limited to a specific type of assignment. I embrace each opportunity as a new challenge and it is all about the relationship with the clients that creates value and resource for the emerging architecture. As an architect, I see myself both as a (co-)creator of space, but also as a guide through the process, at the end of which there is a strong bond between the resulting space and its users. I am interested in topics such as the care aspect of architecture, the home as a place of regeneration or the connection between space and voice.

How do I work?

 

The basis of my work for me is the relationship with my clients. We usually spend a lot of time and energy setting the right assignment and tuning in to each other. On several occasions I have spent a few days with my clients in their homes to get a better understanding of their way of life. Collaboration often results in a subsequent friendship or collaboration builds on a previous friendship. That's how it makes sense to me as a human being.

The way I work is based on physical experience – whether through the implementation of small-scale experimental constructions on the ground, or testing within my workshop. This puts me in more intimate contact with what I design, giving me a better sense of the life cycle of a building, the emergence and use of particular materials, their strengths and weaknesses.

My goal isn't to maximize performance and number of designs. I try to live and work in balance with myself and the world around me. I usually deliver architectural studies within a few months, the subsequent phases of documentation for the authorities are currently handed to a cooperating expert..

How much is it?

 

I approach each project as unique, so I cannot set any uniform price list in advance – the volume of work always varies greatly. After an initial meeting where we discuss the brief and mutual ideas about our collaboration, I will prepare a tailored quote for you.

I also offer one-off consultations if you need help resolving specific issues. Here I have a flat rate of 800 CZK incl. VAT for each started hour.

Who am I?

 

My professional journey began when I graduated in architecture at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and materials fully came into my life. I fell in love with wood, took several building courses at Yestermorrow Design / Build School in Vermont, USA, participated in and subsequently led building workshops at the Hellowood Festival in Hungary, and also received my carpenter's certificate. In the search for my own approach, I was helped, among other things, by my work experience at the Vienna-based studio nonconform, which has long been dedicated to participatory methods and interdisciplinary collaboration. I started my independent practice at the beginning of 2018 and in addition to that, I currently teach as an assistant professor in Studio Architecture II at the AAAD in Prague.

 

In 2019, together with my colleague and friend Adéla Pečlová, I initiated the creation of a women's professional community Architektky, which brings tofether women in the field of building culture, offers support for setting adequate working conditions and opens a discussion on the status and needs of women in architecture. Adéla and I curated the ERA21 magazine issue 03/2020, which included a Survey of 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

Interview for Bulvár, A2larm

Interview for FocusOn

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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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Alžběta Brůhová

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