photo (c) Tomáš Rubín
foto (c) Tomáš Rubín
Are you dealing with a specific topic related to space, but you don't know how to grasp it and classical architectural design phases don't meet your need? I'm at home in creating customized approaches and unconventional deliverables. I enjoy working on systemic methodologies, creating temporary or site-specific projects, and collaborating across disciplines. I enjoy pushing the possibilities that architecture as a field offers. My work combines graphic and performative skills, spatial imagination, craftsmanship with materials, and intuition.
After an initial meeting where we discuss the brief and mutual ideas about our collaboration, I will prepare a tailored quote for you.
The basis of my work is the creation of architectural design project (ADP) with great emphasis on finding a brief that meets your real needs. My heart themes are public space and creating a home. Unlike my colleagues who deliver all the project phases, I usually stop at the ADP. If necessary, I recommend handing the project over to experienced collaborative civil engineers in whom I have confidence. I stick to what I do best and what I like best. Together we then meet at the author supervision stage.
After an initial meeting where we discuss the brief and mutual ideas about our collaboration, I will prepare a tailored quote for you. The price of an ADP study is usually lower thousands of EUR.
For those of you who don't want to spend a lump sum on an architectural design project and want to be actively involved in the creative process, I offer the Creative Therapy method, which I am currently piloting. This method develops the theme of home-making and draws on the ability of space to enhance and support our own identity. In our meetings we will first look at your individual brief, which we will analyse in depth. I will then offer tools and exercises that will enable you to transform the place you live into an inspiring and safe space, either on your own or with help.
The price for a 60 min session is 1000 CZK (40 EUR) incl. VAT.
foto (c) Tomáš Hejzlar
I have spent most of my time working with space in the last 13 years . My studies at AAAD in Prague and my varied international and domestic experiences (e.g. participation and co-leading a team at Hellowood Summer School, retraining course with an apprenticeship in carpentry, design-build courses at Yestermorrow, working at nonconform) constantly encourage me to explore the boundaries of the architectural field and nurture this relationship, which – I imagine – will last a lifetime. For me, architecture has the ability to embody the life situations that come my way and offer tools to deal with them. This, in the case of exploring the situation of women working in our profession, led me to co-found the Architektky [Women in architecture] community. In the case of aspiring professionals, to initiate a sociological Survey of the working conditions of young architects within the ERA21 magazine issue. Currently, I combine work on my own projects with teaching architecture at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and two years of voice-therapy training.
Interviews (in Czech only):
#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 ...
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