JAN MACH and DANIEL BAUDIS, MJÖLK ARCHITECTS, THE CZECH REPUBLIC

  • 30.11.2013, 18:00-19:00, HOUSE OF CULTURE
  • analog/digital

If someone tells you that with little money and a lot of enthusiasm public spaces can become good-looking and open to the people, you will most likely give them a skeptical smile. The Czech architects from Mjölk Architects however not only dare raise such a ridiculous claim, but prove it with their projects – a city square, an abandonded concrete platform in a dam, or some perfabs in Prague.   

 

Jan Mach, Pavel Nalezený and Jan Vondrák are three friends from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University in Liberec, the Czech Republic. They got together as Mjölk Architects in 2008. The public projects of the studio border on art installation and demonstrate that one doesn’t need filthy loads of money to revive people’s interest in abandoned public spaces. One of their most popular works is the Public Sauna, which appeared in Liberec right after Mjölk’s participation in Pecha Kucha Night in Prague. The sauna was built on an abandoned concrete platform in the vicinity of the local beach without bothering to inform the authorities and was free for all.

Another project – “Week in Self” – was installed at the big square in České Budějovice. It was a temporary structure, lifted above the ground, offering sufficient privacy for its occupants and curious attraction for passers-by. Mjölk architects just love to show how space can be utilized most effectively both on the inside and on the outside. More info here 

 

Language: English with Bulgarian translation

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When: 30.11.2013, 18-19.00

Where: House of Culture

Kindly supported by the Czech Center 

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