Virtual Studio

Manifest "new architecture"

Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav
Stone-pit Zbraslav, presentation of project in Medium Gallery
Stone-pit Zbraslav, presentation of project in Medium Gallery
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE
URBO KUNE – presentation of project on exhibition Diversity Required in SNG
URBO KUNE – presentation of project on exhibition Diversity Required in SNG
  • Thinking about architecture has devalued to a question of typology wrapped in a fashionable facade;
  • This is reflected not only in the appearance of cities, but also in how we use them and live in them;
  • The architects who design and implement such architecture are responsible for this situation;
  • These architects were trained at schools of architecture where they learned to think that way;
  • We reject this view of architecture and we disassociate ourselves from it;
  • We reject typology as a privileged instrument for architectural design;
  • We reject the view of architecture as a primarily aesthetic discipline;
  • We decided to change this and to teach students to think differently;
  • Our assignments are simulators for thinking about architecture – like the wall for training emergency rescue units. All difficult situations are concentrated
  • on one spot. But here the simulator is used so that the architecture practice wall can be rebuilt and created anew;
  • Studio work is applied research;
  • We are not looking for a new dogma because we know that we can be wrong.
  • We are looking for a new view of architecture. “New Architecture.”

Studio Petr Hájek and Víto Halada