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Alžběta Brůhová

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foto (c) Tomáš Rubín

foto (c) Tomáš Rubín

What am I doing?

My working practice is based upon architecture, however isn't limited to a specific kind of assignment, I perceive each one as a new challenge. My favorite include design and subsequent self-made construction of buildings and small-scale installations that do not require a building permit. I am also interested in assignments relating to the use and meaning of public space.

 

With whom?

I like working with anyone who is open to common finding and testing the right way. I am interested in the topic of connecting users and emerging built environment. Whether in the form of moderated dialogue or direct involvement of clients in the construction process. I believe that it is the quality of the relationship with the emerging architecture that determines the quality of life in its use.

How do I work?

If the task allows, I like to construct the project with self-help (and with help of others). This enables to have an even more intimate contact with architecutre. I perceive the life cycle of the building better, the sources and ways of using specific materials, their advantages and weaknesses. This physical experience also gives the possibility of better improvisation.

 

Who am I?

My career path began when I graduated in architecture at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and materials have fully entered my life. I fell in love with wood, attended several construction courses at the Yestermorrow Design / Build School in Vermont, USA, participated in and later co-lead building workshops at Hellowood summer festival in Hungary and in the mean time graduated in carpentry at the Zelený pruh Technical College.

I founded my independent practice at the beginning of 2018. My work experience in nonconform studio in Vienna has helped me a lot in searching the authentic approach based upon architectural topics, thanks to their focus on the methodology of participation and interdisciplinary collaboration. So was helpful the wonderful experience of teaching as assitant professor at my alma mater in the Architecture I Studio of Jan Šépka.

In 2019, my colleague and friend Adéla Pečlová and I initiated the group "Architektky" (Women Architects), which aims to connect, further educate and socially emancipate women professionals in the field.

foto (c) Tomáš Rubín

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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