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5 Oct 2015 - 23 Oct 2015

Czech Houses Exhibition in Bristol

After the recent display in London, exhibition Czech Houses is coming to Bristol as a part of Czech15, a series of Czech and Slovak cultural events celebrating 15 years of Czech as Joint Honours Programme at University of Bristol. The exhibition maps family houses built in the Czech Republic since 1989. A selection of building projects illustrate the way in which family living has developed in the Czech Republic since the political and social changes brought about by the fall of Communism.

Showing a wide range of approaches to different housing needs including large and small houses; new projects and renovations; houses in the countryside, in dense urban centres and in suburbia;  made of concrete, wood, bricks or steel; in modern, abstract and  traditional styles distinctive, subtle or introverted, the exhibition demonstrates the continuous increase in the quality of Czech architecture which reflects the surrounding environment, taking into consideration environmental and social factors.

Curators Ján Stempel, Jan Jakub Tesař a Ondřej Beneš specialise in individual housing both in their architectural and teaching practice at the Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University, Prague.
Read an interview with the curators here.

Dates and venues

5 - 23 October 2015

School of Modern Languages
University of Bristol
17 Woodland Road
Bristol BS81TE

12 -23 October 2015
R1 Atrium, Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
University of the West of England
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY

Opening times:

School of Modern Languages
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

University of the West of England
9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday

Talk by curator Jan Jakub Tesař

Thursday 22 October, 6pm
School of Modern Languages
University of Bristol, LT3
17 Woodland Road, Bristol BS81TE

Family House Vanov, 3+1 Architects, photo: Pavel Planicka

Family House Cesky raj, Stempel Tesar Architects, photo: FOTES

Family House Humpolec, OK PLAN ARCHITECTS, photo Jan Malý


From: 5 Oct 2015
To: 23 Oct 2015


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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