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CITY INTERVENTIONS

/exhibition design/co-author Filip Kusák/curators Jakub Kořínek, Lenka Sedláčková/graphic design Kutululu/Brno/2017

The installation transformed a street network of the city Brno onto surfaces of the exhibition hall in its centre. Each one of city interventions was exhibited as a model object, through which its author interpreted the idea of this intervention.

square/park

/competition entry/co-author Klára Zahradníčková, in cooperation with Luboš Zbranek/park in Moravian Square, Brno/2016 

The Moravian Square forms a transition in between a park system of the Brno ring road and a paved pedestrian zone of the city centre. The cityness is represented through the paving of its surfaces, the parkness thereafter through the form of underpassable tree tops which protect the generous square/park against the sunshine.

The design loosens too exposed centre of the park through a concentration of cultural activities along its circumference. These activities try to resuscitate the park surroundings without disturbing the relaxing character of its inner area. The existing peripheral pavement is conspicuously enlarged (up to approx. 20 metres) to enable i. a. temporary buildings placement to relieve its excessive building on a spatially limited squares in the city centre. The inner park area is integrated with stabilized soil which enables free passing of pedestrians as well as provides a relaxing area in such generosity missing in the central area of the city. New surfaces and city furniture follow the existing ones which are in accordance with the project and don´t fulfil their lifespan. On the circumference of the park can be used existing mobile buildings and furnishings.

Despite the competition requirements of a cultural space without markets, the project includes these as well. Their previous placement along the existing inner park paths really seemed to be problematic towards overloading of paths as well as their surrounding grassy areas - access and supply shortcuts. On the other hand such activities (feasts, celebrations, concerts, meetings...) are integral part of a vital city environment. Their programmatic content on the broadened park edge creates active border within the city centre, the ring road and the neighbouring quarters and redefines the existing boundless image of the park in between the traffic communications.

Airport City

/competition entry/co-authors Michal Mačuda, Jiří Vítek/Prague/2015

A surplus of existing non-articulate areas is infilled with built-up volumes creating an urban score of a city which is diverse as well as Prague itself. The envelopes pose a main spatial regulation based on diagram. These are derived from a flight profile and shading parameters of surrounding buildings, the envelopes are optimalized in relation to views from a new control tower. Their programme is multiple, they are able to be actualized during the built-up process. The districts create rhizomatic, mutually non-hierarchic and autonomous quarters organized around inner public space. The flow of public areas is inscribed into the surface pattern via equipotential lines, which are generated from the kind of movement. If it is quicker, these lines are more liquid (transit around districts), if it is more quiet, lines create meanders and sediments (inner shared spaces).

ORLOVÁ

/competition entry/co-author Jiří Vítek/Orlová/2015

Orlová is a city mycelium in post-industrial landscape. The revitalization of its historical centre is comprehended as another life of the original rhizome, which havent got any beginning or end, it is an intermezzo, allways in the middle, in between other quarters.

The design search for possibilities - of designing autonomous city complex without non-uniforming of its architecture, of treating historical heritage without any restrictions, of creating economically attractive area without 'developing' or wasting surrounding landscape.

The result of such discourse is urban planning based on sustainable development. The main 3D regulation over building sites of morphologically defined area conceived environmental envelope. It should incite to speculate about dense urban fabric of the old city. More than a necessity (number of inhabitants is decreasing) it means a possibility (building freedom) of looking for what is lacking to the city.

Adaptation of Connection Wing of Pražák Palace

/public contract/co-author Jaroslav Sedlák/in cooperation with 4AM and Deep Throat/Brno/2014

On the ring road around the historic city centre of Brno there is a courtyard between the Neo-Renaissance complex of the Pražák Palace (Moravian Gallery) and the Community Hall (Brno Philharmonic). This project adapts their connecting wing placed on the terrain edge of former city walls embankment.

The task is to change the use of an existing conservation workshop to a barrier-free cultural space for lectures, workshops, concerts, exhibition and performing arts projects, movie screenings and similar activities with café, bar and the facilities.

There is no permanent purpose (function), it is just defined the space of existing building and a new space of events. The existing space is not capacious enough even after removing all partitions, therefore the re-initiated space is situational, expanding according to instant needs to the outer courtyard or shrinking into an intimate café. Thus the “interior of the city” (the courtyard) and the adapted building merge in the new gradients of their common floor. The boundaries of proposed architecture are defined by the multiplicity of its cultural programme.

The new permanent interventions are infrastructural (barrier-free adaptation, installations, new entrance door, sanitary facilities, storage/office room. The infrastructure is visible (inner cabling, distribution systems and shafts. The new furnishings are moveable for both interior and exterior use (bar segments, stage platforms usable as work desks, height-adjustable tables, stackable and folding chairs). The ambivalence of the changing space is accentuated by the preserved traces of the former workshop (strip lights reflecting the previous disposition, the texture of concrete floor, different plaster granularity in the places after the removed partitions...) and the use of reclaimed elements (polycarbonate panels from the exposition Images of the Mind, re-installation of bookcases from a book fair or the chairs from online second hand shop.

postcards to žilina

/installation/curator Danka Krajčová/Frejm baj frejm, The Art Gallery of Považie, Žilina/2013

Insights of a foreiner-architect to the city show details and connections which are often hidden to its permanent inhabitants and users. Installation of postcards was a part of exhibition Frejm Baj Frejm, focused on theme of animation within the International Animation Festival Fest Anča 2013.

bata cities

/exhibition design/curators Markéta Březovská, Rostislav Koryčánek/graphic design Pixl-e/House of Arts, Brno/2013

The exhibition prepared by the Bauhaus Foundation from Dessau presents the international satellite estates of the Baťa company. To the original exhibition installation (author Thilo Fuchs – TATIN Design Studio) is added new furniture for sitting which creates an adaptation of these satellite estate on imaginary world map.

City Interventions/Cuckoo

/exhibition/former prison/Brno/2011

Site-specific installation of project within City Interventions exhibition.

asking architecture/compact city

/in cooperation with jan pernecký and 4AM/installation/venice/2012

The Compact City exhibition was virtually reinstalled as a part of project Asking Architecture in Czech and Slovak pavilion at 13th International Architecture Bienale in Venice. The conception was similar to Brno curatorial installation, by contrast its realization used the virtual space of augmented reality chosen by curators of pavilion.

Compact City

A compilation of texts relevant to the Compact City exhibition.