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City Green Court in Prague, Czech Republic by Richard Meier & Partners

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Article source: Richard Meier & Partners

City Green Court is the third of a cluster of buildings designed by Richard Meier & Partners and it completes the corner of the Radio Plaza superblock located in the Pankrac area of Prague. The building is conceived of as a geometric volume in dialogue with the near context while offering respected contrast to the surrounding buildings. Smaller in scale than its predecessor and sibling, City Tower, it is equally inspired by the language of Czech Cubism, with a façade that while addressing issues of conservation and sustainability incorporates forms reminiscent of this avant-garde movement. The quote below, in essence, sums up the philosophy and concepts behind City Green Court.

Image Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners 

  • Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
  • Project: City Green Court in Prague
  • Location: Pankrac, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Design Principals: Richard Meier, Dukho Yeon
  • Project Architect: Guillermo Murcia
  • Collaborators: Robert Kim, Marianna Mello, Yoshiki Waterhouse,  Joseph Watson

Apartment building Erwin in Prague, Czech Republic by QARTA Architektura

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: QARTA Architektura

House Erwin, which filled an empty corner site, is reviving the corner and makes it more attractive. The House accepts the height of surrounding buildings and highlights the corner by shaping it’s volume. The facade is divided into horizontal strips filled with window openings and façade cladding panels.

Image Courtesy © Pavel Vítek

  • Architects: QARTA Architektura
  • Project: Apartment building Erwin
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Pavel Vítek
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Project Area: 5 265 sqm
  • Site Area: 1 330 sqm

Villa Charles in Prague, Czech Republic by QARTA Architektura

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Article source: QARTA Architektura

The site is located in Prague 6 Bubeneč, on the street of Charles De Gaulle. The definition of open spaces – distances from surrounding homes is designed, so that these spaces were equally placed and thus preserve as adequate privacy for residents of existing homes and for future residents of the proposed new building.

Image Courtesy Marek Novotný

  • Architects: QARTA Architektura
  • Project: Villa Charles
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architects: QARTA architektura, David Wittassek, Jiří Řezák, Jan Havel, Jakub Wyderka
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Marek Novotný
  • Project Area: 2 157 sqm
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Cinema Bar Aero in Prague, Czech Republic by A1 Architects

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: A1 Architects

Kino Aero, the cinema and bar is one of the oldest movie clubs in Prague. Simple modernist building is originally part of an apartment block from the 30´s and especially after the Velvet revolution it became famous for its unique nonconform atmosphere within Prague´s culture space.

Cinema bar aero

  • Architects: A1 Architects
  • Project: Cinema Bar Aero
  • Location: Prague – Žižkov, Biskupcova street 31, Czech Republic
  • Client: Kino Aero, Prague 3
  • Authors: lenka křemenová and david maštálka
  • Cooperation: Silviě Luběnová – Maestrokatastrof – lighting
  • Graphics: Marta Maštálková
  • Study: Decembre 2010
  • Completion: December 2011
  • Project specialists: APS projekt s.r.o.
  • Builder: ARCUS Růžička s.r.o.
  • Crafts: Dodavatelské služby s.r.o.

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Office Building E in Prague, Czech Republic by Aulík Fišer Architects

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Article source: Aulík Fišer Architects

The office building E is the very last piece of development completing the northern part of the BB Center complex along Vyskocilova (street) and a ramp to 5.května (street). So, towards the city centre the bldg. E closes the planned “protection shield” against the negative impact of city highway traffic on residential houses planned for the second phase of development. This part of the Prague-Michle district has now been revitalized, reintroducing the urban environment with multiple functions and restoring it the way it was before the highway – 5.května street – completely destroyed it.

Image Courtesy AulikFiserarchitekti, s.r.o.

  • Architects: Aulík Fišer Architects
  • Project Name: Office Building E
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Project: BB Centrum, Praha 4 – Michle,  U Pomniku
  • Investor: BBC – building E, a.s
  • Developer:  Passerinvest Group, a.s.
  • Architects Team: AulikFiserarchitekti, s.r.o.-ing. arch. Jan Aulik, ing. arch. Jakub Fiser, ing. arch. TadeasMatousek, ing. arch.VeronikaMüllerova
  • Collaborators: Jan Kucera, ing. arch. Adela Stredova, ing. arch. Monika Cizkova, ing. arch. Petr Vacek, ing. Martin Zelenka
  • Software used: The building was drawn in Autocad and its statics in Nemetschek

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Floating Baths in Vltava River, Prague by Kubna Lipensky Volf Architects

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Article source: Kubna Lipensky Volf Architects

Bath on Vltava is conceived as a closed rounded space, floating on the water surface. Floating object is accessible by the boat and it is not connected to the banks of the river. It is an island. We insert place for take a rest and meeting with friends during busy day in close distance to Strelecky and Slovansky Island, many small harbors with boats and treadles, but also streets overloaded with cars.

Exterier view from the bridge

  • Architects: Kubna Lipensky Volf Architects
  • Project: Floating Baths
  • Location: Vltava River, Prague
  • Visualizations: Andrea Kubna (photos for visualization by Ondrej Lipensky)
  • Area: 2 000 m2
  • Project year: 2011

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Family House in Klokočná, Prague by Studio pha

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Article source: Studio pha

The proposal is based on these assumptions and instructions:
_a traditional, country-style house
_ main living area on the ground level
_attic only for partial (future) use
_achieving the effect of a “traditional” microclimate in the interior of the house

Image Courtesy Filip Šlapal

  • Architects: Studio pha
  • Project: Family House
  • Location: Klokočná, Prague
  • Realization: 2010
  • Author: Jan Šesták, Marek Deyl
  • Cooperation: Filip Hejzlar
  • Statics: Hana Gattermayerová
  • Photography: Filip Šlapal

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City Green Court In Prague, Czech Republic by Richard Meier Partners

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Richard Meier & Partners Architects is pleased to announce the construction of City Green Court which has recently started last September 2010. This is RM&P’s third building within the Master Plan of Prague 4- Pankrác that began almost a decade ago with a local Czech developer and named the CITY Project. Based on RM&P’s Master Plan of the superblock on the Pankrác Plains, this once neglected area of Prague has now been transformed into a multi-functional, vibrant and revitalized business, commercial, and residential district filled with green public spaces and amenities. City Green Court has been modified and re-designed to the new owner Skanska’s sustainability goals and high standards to achieve the highest level of LEED certification. The project has recently received a LEED Platinum Pre-certification.

City Green Court

City Green Court

  • Architect: Richard Meier & Partners www.richardmeier.com
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Construction: Skanska Commercial Development Europe www.skanska.com/property
  • Year: 2010 – 2011

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