April 2 - April 30, 2015
OK PLAN ARCHITECTS '15
Exhibition celebrating the 15th anniversary of the award-winning Czech studio.
On view at the Center for Architecture’s Breakthrough Space from April 2-30, 2015.
Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:00pm
The work of the OK PLAN ARCHITECTS studio, founded in 1999 by the architect Luděk Rýzner, echoes the style of Czech Functionalism in the 1920s and 1930s. It implements the typical motifs, such as the flat roof, white plaster, ribbon windows and proportions in the golden section scale.The exhibition offers interesting examples of how the functionalist style of architecture survived 60 years of the communist era and re-emerged in the work of the young architect.
During its fifteen-year existence, the studio has gained a strong position among architecture firms in the Czech Republic. The exhibition maps the studio’s prominent commissions over the years, with a special emphasis on single family houses. OK PLAN ARCHITECTS has received numerous awards from renowned critics in the Czech Republic. Its residential projects are regularly featured in many publications.
In the simulated architect’s office, visitors can view short films presenting the 15-year history and an overview of the studio’s projects. Two books published to celebrate two milestones of the studio’s existence, the OK PLAN ARCHITECTS 2009-2014 and OK PLAN ARCHITECTS 1999-2009, will also be available for perusing.
Mr.Rýzner will be available in person on April 6th and 9th, between 6pm and 7pm.
Mr. Luděk Rýzner is one of the most respected Czech contemporary architects. I admire his sensitive revitalizations of industrial architecture, his use of new forms, such as in the "Rusty House” project, and his application of the Czech Functionalism tradition in his many residential house designs.--Zdeněk Lukeš
The Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes exhibit, currently on view at the Center for Architecture, includes one of the OK PLAN ARCHITECTS’ projects.
IN COOPERATION WITH THE CZECH CENTER IN NEW YORK
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