THONET FROM BOPPARD TO BYSTŘICE POD HOSTÝNEM
(The development of wood bending technology)
31 October at 6 p.m.
When Michael Thonet invented bending wooden rods, he gave rise not only to a new...
Modern furniture and modern architecture
Development of furniture proceeded hand in hand with architecture. This applies to modern architecture and interior. Formal and ideological characteristics of...
Architecture historian Pavel Zatloukal will present a lecture on his latest publication, Meditations on Architecture: Olomouc, Brno, Hradec Králové 1815 ̶ 1915.
The book Meditation on Architecture...
In 1935, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a country house for the Kaufmann Family over a small stream in Western Pennsylvania. He named it Fallingwater. It remains one of Wright’s most acclaimed...
„Lilly Reich and her partnership with Mies van der Rohe“
Prof. Dr. Phil. Magdalena Droste studied art history at the University of Marburg. She spent her voluntary gap years in 1977–1979 in...
Qatar Sports City – Competition For FIFA World Cup Soccer Stadium
A competition submittal for the Qatar 2022 FIFA soccer World Cup opening and final game iconic stadium.
Drawing on the rich traditions...
Villa TugendhatA house on the edge of history
The same title as the lecture is also featured on a monograph dedicated to this project by architect Jan Sapák. The Villa Tugendhat in Brno is his lifelong...
Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles
In 2003, a concert hall was successfully completed in Los Angeles after 16 years of construction, its design was created in the studio of Frank Owen Gehry. The...
TOPOMOMO – Topography of the Modern Movement
From 1918 to 1939 the area between Weisswasser in Upper Lusatia and Jablonec nad Nisou in Northern Bohemia was characterized by innovative industrialists and...
The Roots of the Barcelona Pavilion
For years scholars and historians have attributed the origins of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s landmark design for the Barcelona Pavilion to the revolutionary spatial...