BERLIN.-Immediately after their graduation in 1994, from the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague , A69 - Architects was established in Cheb and is currently operating in Prague . The studio is run by the architects Boris Redcenkov (*1969, Cheb), Prokop Tomasek (*1969, Liberec ) and Jaroslav Wertig (*1969, Cheb). A69 Architects are one of two architectural studios from Czech Republic chosen by the editors of Wallpaper Magazine for 101 Worlds Best Young Architects Directory (2007).
Under the title Remixes the exhibition traces common roots of modern architectural thinking in archetypes and common features of the very essence and basic principles of design work like: boundary, archetype, interior / exterior, hybridisation, stratification and others. The artistic form intentionally focuses on the abstract character of architectural design work, leaving space to the development of specific technical solutions for every particular project. Each of their designs presents a unique challenge.
The exhibition shows the various work of A69 Architects created in 14 years of their existence. The Sanatorium Dr. Petáka, the revitalisation of Anglická Street, Villa Park Strahov in Prague, Villa Lea (Wallpaper Award 2007 nominee) and the EggO House and many more. Besides also competition entries, studies and design drafts will be presented.
The installation for the exhibition is a result of their questioning: How can architecture be exhibited? Can it be experienced through detached observation? Their answer is formed by a lowered ceiling, entirely black. Ten black holes allow the entrance over a step- ladder to enter the space and discover different architectonical worlds with all senses in which also light and sound are included. It is necessary to enter into it, to be swallowed by it, to give one´s senses to it. To be borne aloft by it.
Radomira Sedláková, Právo about the exhibition: It does not matter to what degree the spatial installation is faithful and precise, but what feelings it evokes and through them drawing attention to what the authors of the building and it´s installation viewed in the given project as most vital.