22. 02. 2017
Psaní o architektuře Filip Landa

Na posledním Otevřeném think tanku architektů (OTTA), organizovaném Českou komorou architektů na téma Architektura a společenské vědy, mimo jiné zaznělo, že jedním z problémů dnešních architektů je nedostatečná znalost teorie a související literatury. Mnohdy jim prý chybí širší společenský základ a schopnost správně užívat jazyk, což nelze neustále omlouvat výlučností architektonické profese.

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01. 01. 2017
ERA21 has the new editor in chief

Od ledna 2017 střídá Zuzanu Morávkovou na pozici šéfredaktora časopisu ERA21 architekt a dlouholetý spolupracovník redakce Filip Landa. 

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30. 11. 2016
What Is Community Architecture? Osamu Okamura

Recently, there has been a building surge of new, so-called community centers, and not just in our country. One competition is followed by another. Local administrative representatives compete in who is going to have a more beautiful and more useful building for general purposes. Where does this phenomenon come from when the word “community” still sounds strange in our country?

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30. 11. 2016
A Dream Come True. Gulliver Airship – a Space for Contemporary Art and Literature on the Roof of the DOX Center for Contemporary Art Leoš Válka, Martin Rajniš, David Kubík

A giant steel-wooden structure inspired by the shape of an airship was built on the roof of the DOX Center for Contemporary Art in Prague at the end of this year. The idea of this parasitic structure contrasting with the stark architecture of DOX reflects the belief that things can be done differently even in today’s globalized world, where it stands that what you can’t count, evaluate, or forecast isn’t worth the risk. The shape of an airship was chosen as it is symbolic of how the first airships represented an optimistic ideal of unprecedented technological progress. They continued to fascinate whole generations with their remarkable monumentality and mesmerizing dignity long after they had disappeared from the sky. Airships embodied the perpetual human desire to fly and a certain utopian ideal. This space will serve for encounters of contemporary art and literature, and the program will expand the exhibitions in DOX characterized by critical reflection of today’s world.

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27. 10. 2016
Zuzana Morávková

We have had the topic of municipal architect on our minds for a long time. The most recent impulse was this year when in our hometown, Brno, the discussion about the restoration of the architect’s department culminated, and when our long-time colleague Marek Kuchta left the editorial office and became the municipal architect in Hranice.

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