Zone Mierova, St. Tura

The original development of the Mierová zone in Stará Turá represented a simple symbiosis between housing and work. Longitudinal plots formed a gradient of housing, farms, gardens, and fields. What would it be like to re-enter again such orchards in the middle of the city, meet neighbors for a harvest, sip fresh apple juice under …

Forest Spirit, Dubai

Slovak Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai Competition, 2018. In collab with Loom on the Moon and studený architekti. Slovakia’s image is based on a polarity between the country’s natural and cultural heritage, and its attractiveness as a backbone of logistics and industrial support. It references deep forests and haunting castles (Nosferatu was filmed here), but aims to attract advanced manufacturing (and has …

Panda Pavilion, Prague

ZOO Prague, Czech Republic Competition, 2017. In collab with studený architekti. The panda pavilion presents the animals in an ecosystem referencing the slopes of central China. It adds a protected slice of bamboo and water streams to the ZOO’s diverse mosaic of environmental samples. The thick vegetation, inconspicuous fencing and topography separate the animals from …

Light Zone

4AM Gallery Installation Workshop, 2011. Paradoxically, voids can create high density. The Glacis (protective areas around fortresses), the Green Belt (the ring of vegetation surrounding London) or the Sky Planes (surfaces defining the incidence of light onto the streets in New York) are all artificially defined volumes of emptiness that concentrate cities inside forms prescribed …

Urbanism Gone Wild, Ostrava

Ostrava Back Meadow International competition, 3rd prize, 2010. With Brian Tabolt and Jimmy Lowder While culture is often described as a product, we are interested in the definition of culture as a process, in the relationship with cultivation – to grow that which is desired while gradually removing that which is not desired. Culture, in other words, …