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Tomáš Král 2006

Tomáš KRÁL, Ing. arch. V Lomech 26, 32300 Plzeň 1, Czech Republic, EU Gsm: +420 724 037 854 / CZ E-mail: mail@tomaskral.com Web: www.tomaskral.com

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Tomáš Král V lomech 26, 323 00 Plzeň 1, Czech Republic +420 724 037 854 / CZ (00521) 55 41 27 29 67 / MEX mail@tomaskral.com 152 257 659 kralicek82 www.tomaskral.com 28th October 1982 in Plzeň, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Czech Republic (CZ), EU

Desired position

Creative architect, Graphic designer, 3D renderist

Education and training

2001 – 2009 Title conferred Diploma project Faculty / University 2004 – 2005 1994 – 2001 1989 – 1994

Master degree in Architecture and Urban design Ing. arch. / Engineer Architect Housing in Highrise for Prague - Holešovice, A grade with honours, www.tomaskral.com/diplom.pdf Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ), www.fa.cvut.cz École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris Val de Seine (FR), www.paris-valdeseine.archi.fr Masaryk High School in Plzeň (CZ), www.mgplzen.cz Primary school in Plzeň (CZ)

Professional experience

01 / 2010 - 12 / 2010 Address of employer Position Selected projects

07 / 2007 – 09 / 2007 Address of employer Position Selected projects 2006 – present Address Position Selected projects

2004 – present Address of employer Position Selected projects

BNKR Arquitectura, www.bnkrarquitectura.com World Trade Center, Montecito 38, Col. Nápoles, 03810, México D.F., México Junior design architect > STOP: KEEP MOVING exhibition and book, design and realisation of the book (published in Arquine editions) and BNKR Arquitectura exhibition in Polyforum, Mexico City, Tomáš Král (book + exhibition), Irena Šebová (exhibition) and Adrián Aguilar (renderings) > Acapulco Bay Bridge, research urban design project, Acapulco (MEX), Tomáš Král and Adrián Aguilar > La Tallera Museum Invited competition, renewal of the former Siqueiros´s workshop in Cuernavaca (MEX), Tomáš Král and Adrián Aguilar Roman Koucký architects, www.koucky-arch.cz Bruselská 13, 120 03 Praha 2, Czech Republic Intern architect > "Rohanský ostrov" / "Rohan island" Invited competition, urban design, 3D renderings and model-making Freelance Tomáš Král and Irena Šebová, www.tomaskral.com, www.irenasebova.net Plzeň, Czech Republic Architect > City Interventions Prague 2010 "Holešovice Lollipops", urban design, Invited participation in Prague (CZ), Tomáš Král and Irena Šebová > The West Bohemian Gallery building, Open competition proposal, Plzeň (CZ), Tomáš Král and Irena Šebová > Gallery "Anglické nábřeží" / "English Riverside" Second Prize in Open competition, Plzeň (CZ), Tomáš Král and Irena Šebová > Porotherm 2009 - Single family house for future, Open competition proposal KB Král architects, www.kbkral.cz Karlovarská 135, 323 00 Plzeň 1, Czech Republic Intern architect > Urban development "Area Bory", urban design for real estate developer, Plzeň (CZ), Tomáš Král, Irena Šebová and Jiří Michálek > Revitalisation of a part of the downtown area, Detailed study concept proposal, Plzeň (CZ), Tomáš Král, Jiří Michálek and Růžena Vicherová > Revitalisation of the former papermill site, Feasibility study proposal for the site owner, Plzeň (CZ), Tomáš Král, Irena Šebová, Jan Kotora and Jiří Štěpánek > Roof extension of present office building, Detail scheme project documentation, Plzeň (CZ), Tomáš Král, Irena Šebová, Růžena Vicherová, Jan Kotora and Miroslav Petr > Park Kalikova, Project documentation for building permission, Plzeň (CZ), Tomáš Král, Eva Hajžmanová and Jan Kotora

Workshops

04 / 2007

"Dutch Ladies Workshop – Architecture a different view" at CTU in Prague led by Nathalie de Vries (MVRDV) and Anna Vos (Bouwfonds)

Awards

2009 2009 2009 2007 2006 2005 2003

Second Prize in Open architectural competition "Anglické nábřeží" / "English Riverside", Plzeň (CZ), Tomáš Král and Irena Šebová Diploma project - Housing in Highrise for Prague - Holešovice awarded by the Second Prize in X. Diploma projects contest of the Czech Chamber of Architects, Prague (CZ), Tomáš Král Diploma project - Housing in Highrise for Prague awarded by the Prize of Jury in Architect Award ABF 2009 (competition for young architects), Prague (CZ), Tomáš Král "Olověný Dušan" 2006 / 2007 Competition of Faculty of Architecture, nominated Design studio Šépka Hájek, CTU in Prague (CZ), Tomáš Král "Olověný Dušan" 2005/ 2006 Competition of Faculty of Architecture, nominated Design studio Roman Koucký, CTU in Prague (CZ), Tomáš Král Finalist – Second stage proposal, Competition for three fountains for the “Republic Square“, Plzeň (CZ), Tomáš Král and Růžena Vicherová (KB Král architects) Main Prize in Open architectural competition – City gallery "U Zvonu", Plzeň (CZ), Tomáš Král

Other competitions

2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2006 2007 2005 2005

Acapulco Bay Bridge project submitted to MIPIM Future Project Awards 2011, London (UK), BNKR Arquitectura La Tallera Museum Invited competition, Cuernavaca (MEX), BNKR Arquitectura Young Architect Award 2010, 3 projects submitted to International competition for young architects under 33, Prague (CZ), Tomáš Král and Irena Šebová Open architectural competition for the proposal of The West Bohemian Gallery building, Plzeň (CZ), Tomáš Král and Irena Šebová Wienerberger, a.s. (Porotherm 2009 - Single family house for future), Prague (CZ), Tomáš Král and Irena Šebová Wienerberger, a.s. (Porotherm 2006 - Single family house), Prague (CZ), Tomáš Král and Irena Šebová Invited competition for Urban design of "Rohanský ostrov" ("Rohan island"), Prague (CZ), Roman Koucký architects Open architectural competition for The general Patton Memorial proposal in Plzeň (CZ), Tomáš Král and František Bálek Invited competition for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2006 "Metacity" exposition in Czechoslovak pavillion, Faculty of Architecture CTU in Prague (CZ), Design studio of Roman Koucký

Expositions / Publications / Public activities

11 / 2010 - 01 / 2011

2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2007 2006 2006 2005 2004 2003 2003 - 2004

La Tallera Museum and Acapulco Bay Bridge at STOP: KEEP MOVING exposition of BNKR Arquitectura in Polyforum (design and realisation of the exposition Irena Šebová, Tomáš Král and Adrián Aguilar), Mexico City La Tallera Museum and Acapulco Bay Bridge published in STOP: KEEP MOVING book (design by Tomáš Král) by BNKR Arquitectura, editions Arquine (www.arquine.com) Acapulco Bay Bridge published in TEORIA + PRAXIS / ENADII book, edited by Michel Rojkind City Interventions Prague 2010 (Project "Holešovice Lollipops", Tomáš Král and Irena Šebová), collective exhibition in DOX – Centre for Contemporary Art (www.doxprague.org) in Prague (CZ), catalogue Database of Czech architects abroad after 1989 "Export / Import", ERA 21, Prague (CZ) "Anglické nábřeží" ("English Riverside") competition project published on www.idnes.cz "Anglické nábřeží" ("English Riverside") competition proposal shortlisted in official Yearbook 2009 of the Czech Chamber of Architects, Prague (CZ) The West Bohemian Gallery building competition proposals collective exhibition in Plzeň (CZ) "Anglické nábřeží" ("English Riverside") competition project published on www.archiweb.cz "Anglické nábřeží" ("English Riverside") competition proposals collective exhibition in Plzeň (CZ), catalogue Diploma project - Housing in Highrise for Prague collective architecture students diploma exhibition in Praha, Brno, Liberec, Ostrava (CZ), catalogue Diploma project - Housing in Highrise for Prague collective exhibition Architect Award ABF 2009 in Praha, Brno, Liberec, Ostrava, Olomouc (CZ), Minsk (Belarus), catalogue "Olověný Dušan" 2006/ 2007 collective exhibition, Faculty of Architecture CTU in Prague (CZ), catalogue "Olověný Dušan" 2005/ 2006 collective exhibition, Faculty of Architecture CTU in Prague (CZ), catalogue Potential of central area of Plzeň school project published in 2.1 (CZ)4 book edited by Roman Koucký (issued in editions "Zlatý Řez", www.zlatyrez.cz) Three fountains for the “Republic Square“ competition proposals collective exhibition in Plzeň (CZ), catalogue "U Zvonu" competition winning entry shortlisted in official Yearbook 2003 of the Czech Chamber of Architects, Prague (CZ) "U Zvonu" competition proposals collective exhibition in Plzeň (CZ), catalogue "U Zvonu" competition winning entry published in several ocal journals, Plzeň (CZ)

Languages

Mother tongue Other languages

Czech English French Spanish

Upper intermediate, 14 years Intermediate, 14 years Beginner, 1 year

Skills

CAD / PC platforms AutoCAD 2002 - 2010 Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 V – Ray 1.50 renderer Adobe Photoshop CS4 Adobe Illustrator CS4 Adobe InDesign CS4 Adobe GoLive CS2 Rhinoceros 4.0 SketchUp MS Office (Word, Excel Powerpoint)

Advanced, 8 years Intermediate, 6 years Intermediate, 4 years Advanced, 8 years Intermediate, 4 years Advanced, 4 years Intermediate, 4 years Beginner Beginner Intermediate, 11 years

Other Freehand sketching, Model making, Understanding of the project process phases from concept design to detail scheme project, Full driving licence (A,B) - active driver since 2000

Personal characterictics

Conceptual approach to work, focused working, team working, ability to learn new things, flexibility, reliability, responsibility, creativity, communicativeness

Interests Graphic design, Photography, Driving, Mountain bike, Travelling, Voyages related to architecture (Mexico, Guatemala, Venice - IT, Barcelona - ES, Bregenz - AT, Basel - CH, Paris - FR, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Delft NL)

References

Arq. Esteban Suárez Innis Director Architect of BNKR Arquitectura esteban@bunkerarquitectura.com (ES, EN) Doc. Ing. arch. Roman Koucký Director Architect of Roman Koucký Architects, Design studio tutor at Faculty of Architecture CTU in Prague email@koucky-arch.cz (CZ, EN) Ing. akad. arch. Petr Hájek Director Architect of Petr Hájek Architects, Design studio tutor at Faculty of Architecture CTU in Prague hajek@hsharchitekti.cz (CZ, EN) Ing. arch Bohumil Král Director Architect of KB Král Architects, my father info@kbkral.cz (CZ, EN) Ing. arch. Irena Šebová Friend mail@irenasebova.net (CZ, EN, FR, ES) * All references available on request in .PDF

Tomáš Král February 2011

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project chronology

2010

043. STOP: KEEP MOVING book / exhibition 042. Acapulco Bay Bridge 041. La Tallera Museum 040. City Interventions Prague 2010 039. The West Bohemian Gallery building in Plzeň 038. Gallery "Anglické nábřeží" ("English Riverside") 037. "Porotherm 2009" / single family house for future 036. Diploma project - Housing in a highrise for Prague - Holešovice 035. Urban development "Area Bory" 034. "Mlýnská Strouha" 033. Revitalisation of a part of the downtown area in Plzeň - "theatre terraces" 032. Revitalisation of the former papermill site in Plzeň 031. "Rohanský ostrov" / collaboration on a project in Roman Koucký architects 030. Design of a paper tube "chaise lounge" 029. Realisation of exposition of school works 028. architecture InfoBox 027. webdesign www.koucky-student.cz 026. Nursery school - "House over house" to be built over an existing built up area in Prague 025. Multifunctional building in Plzeň city center 024. Roof extension of a current office building in Plzeň 023. "Park Kalikova" 022. "Porotherm 2006" / economic single family house for four inhabitants 021. Business center in Plzeň - Bory 020. Potential of central area of Plzeň 019. Cover graphic design for "2.1 CZ4" book by Roman Koucký design studio students 018. The general Patton memorial in Plzeň 017. Metacity - Venice biennale 2006 exposition in Czechoslovak pavillion 016. Office and retail development in Plzeň – Bory 015. "Sylván" development 014. Design of a coffee set 013. Design of space module for "Phobos expedition" 012. Shelter design for rock – climbers 011. Design of a hotel at Tolbiac Chevalleret crossing 010. Urban plan Tolbiac – Chevaleret, Paris – Rive Gauche 009. "Maison des métallos" - revitalisation of an old metal - working manufacture building site in Paris 008. Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Humanities for University of West Bohemia in Plzeň 007. Competition for three fountains for "Republic Square" 006. Reconstruction and extension of current car showroom 005. Multifunctional building in Prague - Krč 004. City Gallery "U Zvonu" 003. Public observatory for Plzeň 002. Vila in Prague 001. Abstract composition, conceptual building based on composition

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043. STOP: KEEP MOVING book 2010 media BNKR Arquitectura Esteban Suárez, Tomáš Král graphic designer, coordination with editor 7 / 2010 - 11 / 2010 completed STOP: KEEP MOVING is the first monograph dedicated to Bunker Arquitectura, a Mexico City based group of architects, urbanists, designers and researchers. Their need to understand the contradictions of life, the human condition and the architectural phenomenon has led them to take an unconventional approach to architecture, presented through oxymorons, i.e. by opposing words or ideas that reveal new meaning, to disclose their creative processes and ingenious solutions to eccentric demands. In an attempt to salvage the broken link between architecture and the public, this book narrates how their built works, competition proposals and projects come to life and develop, in contrast to how architecture is published today: in picture-perfect coffeetable books. In their search for questions they have come to realize that antagonistic manifestos complement each other and can coherently coexist in a congruent and inclusive statement: an architecture that stops and keeps moving at the same time. / text by Esteban Suárez

BNKR Arquitectura socios partners

Sebastián Suárez

Santiago Gitanjallí

STOP: KEEP MOVING is the first monograph dedicated to Bunker Arquitectura, a Mexico Citybased group of architects, urbanists, designers and researchers. Their need to understand the contradictions of life, the human condition and the architectural phenomenon has led them to take an unconventional approach to architecture, presented through oxymorons, i.e. by opposing words or ideas that reveal new meaning, to disclose their creative processes and ingenious solutions to eccentric demands. In an attempt to salvage the broken link between architecture and the public, this book narrates how their built works, competition proposals and projects come to life and develop, in contrast to how architecture is published today: in picture-perfect coffeetable books. In their search for questions they have come to realize that antagonistic manifestos complement each other and can coherently coexist in a congruent and inclusive statement: an architecture that stops and keeps moving at the same time.

Zaida Montañana

Bunker Arquitectura fue fundado en la ciudad de México por Esteban Suárez en 2005. En los siguientes años se unieron como socios Santiago Gitanjallí, Sebastián Suárez y Zaida Montañana. En su breve carrera han creado grandes y pequeñas obras, cubriendo los ámbitos del urbanismo, la infraestructura, el diseño de paisaje y edificaciones públicas, privadas y utilitarias.

Bunker Arquitectura ha podido explorar y experimentar la arquitectura en su escala más amplia posible: desde pequeñas capillas icónicas para clientes privados hasta el plan maestro de una ciudad entera. La necesidad de entender las contradicciones de la condición humana y el fenómeno arquitectónico los ha llevado a reinventar, una y otra vez, sus métodos creativos. El poco convencional acercamiento de Bunker a la arquitectura queda retratado en esta primera monografía que reúne las historias detrás de sus obras construidas, sus propuestas para concursos y sus proyectos.

ÓNICO OXIMOR ECTURA A LA ARQUIT AN

ONIC OXYMOR TO ARCHITECTURE APPROACH

Bunker Arquitectura has been able to explore and experiment with architecture on the broadest possible scale: from small iconic chapels for private clients to an urban master plan for an entire city. The need to understand the contradictions of the human condition and the architectural phenomenon has led the studio to continuously reinvent their creative methods. Bunker’s unconventional approach to architecture is portrayed in this first monograph that brings together the stories behind their built works, competition proposals and projects.

ISBN: 978-607-7784-07-4

Bunker Arquitectura was established in Mexico City by Esteban Suárez in 2005. In the following years it was joined by partners Santiago Gitanjallí, Sebastián Suárez and Zaida Montañana. In their short career they have been involved in large and small works covering the fields of urbanism, infrastructure, landscape design, public, private and utility buildings.

BNKR Arquitectura UN ACERCAMIENTO STOP: KEEP MOVING UN ACERCAMIENTO OXIMORÓNICO A LA ARQUITECTURA STOP: KEEP MOVING AN OXYMORONIC APPROACH TO ARCHITECTURE

Esteban Suárez

STOP: KEEP MOVING es la primera monografía de Bunker Arquitectura, un grupo de arquitectos, urbanistas, diseñadores e investigadores con sede en la ciudad de México. Su necesidad de comprender las contradicciones de la vida, de la condición humana y del fenómeno arquitectónico ha generado un enfoque no convencional de la disciplina, presentada a través del oxímoron, es decir oponiendo palabras o ideas que revelan nuevos significados, para dar pie a sus procesos creativos e ingeniosas soluciones a demandas excéntricas. En un intento por recuperar el vínculo roto entre arquitectura y público, este libro relata las historias sobre cómo se desarrollan y cobran vida sus obras construidas, propuestas para concursos y proyectos, en contraste con la manera en que se publica la arquitectura en la actualidad: en pulcros libros decorativos para mesas de sala. En su búsqueda de preguntas han llegado a darse cuenta de que los manifiestos antagónicos se complementan y pueden coexistir de forma coherente, bajo una expresión congruente e inclusiva: una arquitectura que se detiene y, al mismo tiempo, sigue en movimiento.

“Es curioso cómo la mayoría de la gente ama a los muertos. Una vez que estás muerto, estás hecho para la vida.” Jimi Hendrix

wh ole SUBWAY STATION By maintaining and expanding the existing subway station, it becomes the main access to the building and entirely eliminates parking spaces. Corte Section

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El programa se dividió en dos partes: una incorpora las áreas de servicio y las oficinas, y la segunda las áreas de exposición, el restaurante y el centro de negocios. La primera está contenida en un zoclo en forma de cono rodeado por 52 placas de 20 metros de altura que forman un patio de acceso.

10 stories of museum

10 pisos de comercio

10 stories of retail space

10 pisos de vivienda

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En el otro extremo del patio, un elevador comunica con el tercer nivel, donde comienza el espacio de exposición en una rampa espiral descendente que perfora las placas de forma libre y orgánica según lo requieran el programa y la museografía. Este sistema estructural de muros continuos inter-espaciados permite crear el espacio de adentro hacia afuera, tal y como un gusano o una termita excavaría sus conductos. The program was divided into two parts: one contains the service areas and offices and the second one the exhibition areas, restaurant and business center. The first of these is contained in a windowless cone-shaped plinth surrounded by 52 twenty-meter-high slabs that create an access patio. At the other end of this patio an elevator communicates to the third level where the exhibition space starts in a descending spiral ramp that perforates the slabs in an organic free form according to the demands of the program and the exhibition design. This structural system of continuous interspaced walls allows the creation of space from the inside out, as a worm or termite would dig out the tunnels of its nest.

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ESTACIÓN DEL METRO Manteniendo y ampliando la estación de metro ya existente, ésta se convierte en el acceso principal al edificio y elimina por completo las áreas de estacionamiento.

COMMUNAL SPACE Communal space on every 10 floors as a green “earth” lobby.

10 stories of living space

10 pisos de museo

ESPACIO COMUNITARIO Espacio comunitario cada diez pisos para disfrutar de un vestíbulo verde.

“It’s funny the way most people love the dead. Once you are dead, you are made for life.” Jimi Hendrix

SUNSET CHAPEL

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MUSEUM AREA The first ten stories will become a museum to appreciate the Aztec pyramids of the ceremonial complex below ground.

35 pisos de oficinas

ÁREA DE MUSEO Los primeros diez niveles serán un museo para apreciar las pirámides y el centro ceremonial azteca que se encuentran bajo el suelo.

PIRANESIAN VOID AND THE ROTATING COMMUTER BRIDGES The central void acquires a Piranesian character as the rotating commuter bridges facilitate communication within the building.

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35 stories of office space

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Ciudad de México hoy EL VACÍO PIRANESIANO Y EL TRANSPORTE ROTATORIO El vacío central adquiere un carácter piranesiano gracias a los transportes rotatorios, que facilitan la comunicación dentro del edificio.

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THE CITY AREA The plaza lights up and accentuates the main axis of the urban context.

Aztec Ceremonial Complex

EL ÁREA DE LA CIUDAD La plaza ilumina y acentúa los principales ejes del contexto urbano.

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Complejo de pirámides

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Conservative revolutionary

The roof garden of the restaurant has tables between ponds and walls composed of vertical gardens. Umbrellas resemble palm trees to further accentuate the illusion of this urban oasis. 61

La terraza del restaurante tiene mesas entre estanques y muros hechos de jardines verticales. Las sombrillas asemejan palmeras para acentuar la ilusión de un oasis urbano.

A month before starting construction we were asked to fuse the two styles because they felt the essence of their brand had been diluted and become unrecognizable. Again we agreed. Why shouldn’t we? When architecture is reduced to an aesthetic judgment, all subjective arguments are valid.

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Un mes antes de iniciar la construcción, se nos pidió fusionar ambos estilos, pues sentían que la esencia de su marca se había diluido y vuelto irreconocible. De nuevo accedimos. ¿Por qué no? Creemos que cuando la arquitectura se reduce a un juicio estético, todos los argumentos subjetivos son válidos.

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043. STOP: KEEP MOVING exhibition 2010 culture - exhibition Polyforum Cultural Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico Bnkr Arquitectura Esteban Suárez, Tomáš Král, Irena Šebová, Adrián Aguilar project leader, with Irena Šebová 7 / 2010 - 11 / 2010 completed STOP : KEEP MOVING is an oxymoron, a conjunction of two evidently opposite terms. Physically, it is impossible to stop and move at the same time, but on a conceptual level, we’ve found this not only possible but profoundly true. Oxymorons lie at the heart of what is known as paradoxical thinking: ideas or statements that on the surface appear illogical or self-contradictory, but on a more intricate level, reveal truths about the human condition. Carl Jung wrote “Man’s real life consists of a complex of inexorable opposites – day and night, birth and death, happiness and misery, good and evil. If it were not so, existence would come to an end.” Oxymorons have been a recurring motif in architecture. Client briefs, programs, laws, regulations, social / economical / political factors and sustainability issues are constantly filled with contradictions. But it is in those contradictions that we have discovered the hidden potential to constantly reinvent our creative process. We have found this trade to be continuously dominated by a heightened sense of nervous ambivalence: sometimes striving for an elaborate and intricate solution to a simple and obvious problem, other times, seeking to reduce an amalgam of complexities to a clear cut and consistent expression. Caught in this continual oscillation between one approach and its complete opposite, we have come to realize that antagonistic manifestos complement each other and can coherently coexist in a congruent and inclusive statement: an architecture that stops and keeps moving at the same time. The history of architecture has been ruled by an obsession to brand, group, categorize and define the different styles of the built environment. In short, it has continuously entrapped architecture in a box with definite boundaries and labeled it. Every new style, movement or tendency denying the validity of the one it is opposed to or the one that it succeeds. Rather than getting tangled in this stale mania of backward thinking, we have taken on the ambitious enterprise of focusing on life and the human condition as the key ingredients of an architecture that seeks to go beyond classification. Concentrating solely on the visual aspects of architecture has proven to undermine its true potential. That is why STOP: KEEP MOVING introduces the concept and the narrative of the process, as the regulating principles that animate it. A concept is an idea comprehending the essential attributes of an investigative process. We like to interpret it as a “concrete abstract”. All the different factors surrounding each specific project are the components of a complex formula; the concept is the catalyst that makes the formula work. The narrative of the process presents the story “behind the scenes”. In an attempt to salvage the broken link between architecture and public, it seeks to reveal the deliberate connection of a series of seemingly unrelated events that evolve in chronicles of how the projects come to life, in contrast as to how they are presented today: in picture-perfect coffee-table books. Interesting stories have proven interesting architecture. / text by Esteban Suárez

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042. Acapulco Bay Bridge 2010 rban design Acapulco Bay, Mexico Tomáš Král, Adrián Aguilar (renderings) project leader 02 / 2010 - 08 / 2010 research project Can architecture salvage the broken link of a city that has been fractured and is forever growing apart? Can it make it regain its lost glamour and reposition it on the world map where it once stood as focal point but has been fading ever since? The first settlements in Acapulco were established on the northern side of the bay on what is now considered the “Old Town” or “Old Acapulco”. The decision to construct the international airport on the middle of the strip between the “Tres Palos” lagoon and the ocean has encouraged the city to expand ever-further south. The urban growth past the Puerto Marques Bay has been named the New Acapulco or Acapulco Diamante and is comprised of luxurious high-rise tower apartments on the beach front. The tall mountains divide the city in two and the main connecting routes, the coastal avenue around the bay and the scenic highway, have soon become overloaded, engendering huge traffic problems and literally mutating into linear parking lots. Cheap land prices in the old city encourage locals to live there, but the lack of job opportunities forces them to commute daily to the new part of the city for work. This continuous back and forth movement along the insufficient connecting routes is the main problem. The natural solution is to unite the two ends of the bay with a bridge thus creating an alternative route that shortens the distance between the two ends of the city. This also creates a continuous loop with the coastal avenue and the scenic highway. The silhouette of the bridge gives continuity to the natural landscape The municipal government does not have the resources to build a three-kilometer bridge and never will. By transforming its supporting structure into habitable spaces, private equity can be invited for its construction. This way, developers can acquire and sell on prime seafront real estate and the city solves one of its chief prolems. Architecture as a city problem solver. The project will first be presented to the local authorities for its approval. Due to the scale and the titanic investment required for its construction, it will probably be discarded as a utopian unviable solution. With some time to digest the idea, they might consider it as a viable option, and it will then become our task to search for private investment. / text by Esteban Suárez

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041. La Tallera Museum 2010 culture - museum Cuernavaca, state of Morelos, Mexico Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros Tomáš Král, Adrián Aguilar (renderings), Diego Jasso (model), Guillermo Bastián (model) project leader 04 / 2010 - 05 / 2010 competition entry David Alfaro Siqueiros was a social realist painter known for his large murals that helped establish the Mexican Mural Renaissance, together with the works of José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera. Considered the most revolutionary of the three and a Stalinist at heart, his support for communist ideals took him around the world supporting social movements, workers’ strikes and other manifestations. This got him incarcerated in some countries and deported from others. But his true passion, “sculpt-painting”, the merging of painting and sculpture, also took him all over the world painting great murals. On August 9, 1960, he was apprehended and incarcerated in Mexico for what is still considered the most absurd of crimes – “social dissolution”. In 1964 he regained his freedom and a year later he was invited to create a huge mural for the interior of a convention center in a popular hotel in Cuernavaca, El Casino de la Selva. In that same city he built his work studio, which he named “La Tallera” in allusion to the feminine side of creation, in order to paint his large murals. It had a main working space with a system of electric and manual cranes that moved the asbestos cement panels up and down, allowing him to fabricate the mural without the use of scaffolding. Other areas of the studio included a materials laboratory, storage, a photography laboratory, offices, employee housing and his own private house. In 1966, while working on the mural he named “La Marcha de la Humanidad”, his sponsor decided to create a special forum to house it in Mexico City in what was to be his biggest development, Complejo Mexico 2000, that included the famous Hotel de México, now the World Trade Center. The panels were painted in La Tallera and then transported and assembled in this new building known as the Polyforum Siqueiros. To this day, this building houses the biggest mural in the world with 3,000 m2 of interior mural, 12 external panels and the roof mural adding up to a total of 8,000 m2 of mural painting. In 1966, while working on the mural he named “La Marcha de la Humanidad”, his sponsor decided to create a special forum to house it in Mexico City in what was to be his biggest development, Complejo Mexico 2000, that included the famous Hotel de México, now the World Trade Center. The panels were painted in La Tallera and then transported and assembled in this new building known as the Polyforum Siqueiros. To this day, this building houses the biggest mural in the world with 3,000 m2 of interior mural, 12 external panels and the roof mural adding up to a total of 8,000 m2 of mural painting. A series of contemporary buildings without any apparent planning, logic or order other than to satisfy the necessities of creating the mural made up the workshop. The intention of the proposal was to select which constructions should be preserved, which should be demolished and which new buildings were needed in order to create an architectural element to envelop these volumes and give order and unity to the complex. This skin embraces, includes, compromises and orders the series of buildings that solve the different requirements of the program in an integrated architectural expression. On the main façade, it acts as a protagonist accentuating the access in a mimetic gesture that responds to the external mural. In the interior patio and main gallery, it abandons this role to take on a more functional one as it protects the exhibition spaces from the natural elements. In the office building and studio tower it adapts to its geometry and the resulting form is its product.

The project seeks to integrate and connect the external plaza directly with the museum and its main access. The design of the mural extend onto the esplanade generating the pavement design and the street furniture. A timeline with the most significant events in Siqueiros’ life starts with the marking of his birth date at the south end of the plaza and runs along its length, entering the museum and culminating in the model of the PolyforumSiqueiros, his masterpiece. The invention of the system of mechanical and electrical pulleys to move the panels of the mural up and down was another example of Siqueiros’ genius. We proposed to rescue this system in the main gallery to conserve its workshop character. The pulley system will now move the exhibition panels for different and versatile configurations of space. The gallery will be in constant movement and always adapting and changing to solve the varied requirements of the exhibitions. For the art workshops we opted for an architectural language that resembled the essence of those of the modern movement of the mid-20th century where functional elements and lines conformed the requirements of the space. A lattice wall with the archetypal form of a house covers Siqueiros’ former residence that will now give lodging to visiting artists and researchers. It gives privacy and shade to the interiors and generates a sense of unity and differentiation to the envelope of the museum. We did not win the competition. Our proposal was discarded because it was considered too radical and aggressive. The jury decided on a more respectful, low-key and non-invasive intervention: a conservative revolutionary museum. / text by Esteban Suárez

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040. City Interventions Prague 2010 2010 urban design Prague Tomáš Král, Irena Šebová team member 04 / 2010 invited participation

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039. The West Bohemian Gallery building in Plzeň 2009 culture U Zvonu - Šafaříkovy sady, Plzeň, CZ (EU) Authority of the Pilsen region Tomáš Král, Bohumil Král, Irena Šebová team member 11 / 2009 - 12 / 2009 competition - submitted The new Plzen gallery building should be a landmark of the city, a real pearl and protective shell of the art works inside. We decided on “round“ architecture which suits the place very well. We took inspiration from nature, proportions of the golden section and the elegancy of egg-shaped curves. We used the Cassini curve, the ovoid case in particular. The archaeological excavation of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene is integrated into the interior and becomes the most valuable architectonic exhibit. The entrance area of the ground and first floor are public and free of charge. The new building has its own underground with archaeological excavation. Underground as a phenomenon of a medieval town. A part of the “public” area of the building is the access to the roof terrace with an installation of monumental sculptures. The gallery has five upper and two underground floors. We propose wall and concrete pole construction systems. The outer layer of the double facade is formed by square concrete glass blocks, which have a long tradition in the area. The material works as sound insulation but also scatters daylight. The two layer coat creates a light, “unfocused“ and variable image. Large windows are incorporated into the double facade serving as frames of the city view as former vistas. Light visual concrete, industrial wooden mosaic for the floors and cast concrete screed is used in the interior. The solid “materiality” creates a strong contrast to the interiors of supermarket pasteboards. The exhibition fundus is standard – modular glass showcases and mobile walls. The main part of our design is the “light plenum” which is an embedded “floor” – a cavity, which evenly spreads daylight. Light is brought in sufficient quantity and quality into the exhibition depth by reflection and refraction. Together with the double facade, well lit interiors with a stable environment are created.

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038. Gallery "Anglické nábřeží" ("English Riverside") 2009 culture Anglické nábřeží, Plzeň, CZ (EU) city of Plzeň Tomáš Král, Bohumil Král, Irena Šebová team leader 08 / 2009 - 09 / 2009 Second Prize in Open architectural competition Pilsen is attempting to win the European City of Culture 2015. To support the nomination, the City of Pilsen is preparing and executing a number of vital projects, which can be partly financed from the project European City of Culture. We have decided to support the aspiration to win that title by this project. A house or a “public space”? The esplanade has a history in the location. The area which organically links onto the park has become an isolated space, not serving as a public area, if the mere function of “transmission” is not adequate. A city pleasant to live in is created mainly by a number of “ordinary” but quality houses. Cities also have their “alfa places”. It is best that such plots are owned by the “city” or that it can influence their creation or “function”. Such an area is English Quay. The success of a public area in this spot can be disputed, the area is in shade during afternoon hours. Nevertheless, the public positively reacts to any form of “greenery” and “public area”. As an answer, we propose a house with a public function. We want to design a house – a pubic area of a simple form, which will geometrically absorb all surrounding data – sights, “functioning” and intensity of walk paths with pleasant places for sitting. We are aiming to create the house as a memorable place in the city, another clear “symbol” . The main function will be a Centre of modern art and design at least on a regional level. We put emphasis on connecting it with “reality” – which means that we haven’t designed the house as a simple area to show artwork in – a gallery, on the opposite we propose a close link of works to the work-room, artists studios, designer studios which should have a commercial effect. The overlap into other fields is a plus, it will ensure the adaptability of the object in the case of a “dropout” of one of the users. The house is composed of three programme units, separated with the possibility of various opening times. The first “invisible-serviced” unit with a basement parking capacity of 280 cars with an automatic system of filing. The second unit is formed from a “bustling – commercial” the most open area. The entry area is filled with small shops, the first basement by large space studios. On the second and third floor are offices, library and a small conference room. The third unit is a “calm“ part with a function of its own exposition area, the entry to this area is via gradually rising stairs from City gardens. Since the house is „roofed“ by the staircase the inner space works as „gallery“ – shopping or exposition. The connected recessive interior is lit from the north by soft daylight, penetrating under the staircase. The cover of the house is designed as a reinforced concrete shell lightened by a grid of circular perforation. The building has two large “windows” – one oriented into American street – an area of busy elements, the other turns into City gardens and Museum – the calm area. The undertone pastel colour reflects the gaiety of the city, the colour of the front can be changed with time. We propose a bold, attractive object that draws attention to its presence in the city, one that will be liked due to its individuality. Jury evaluation / The project represents a design which will cover the complete block with an abstract model. The interesting form of a crystal correctly finishes and supplements the park area. However, the graduation into American street is inadequate and there is no connection to the river.

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037. "Porotherm 2009" / single family house for future 2009 dwelling / single family housing wherever in Czech Republic (EU) Tomáš Král, Irena Šebová team member 07 / 2009 competition entry competition - submitted / Principles / Future house = house for the future, for one or more generations, is a natural house which cannot be built in spite of houses in the area, whether original or new. This is unfortunately often the case, not bringing profit to inhabitants or village layout. Our concept is unorthodox, it is not a programmed “definition“. We utilize the natural characteristics of the inhabitants , i.e. improvisation based on present needs, where the incentives are the possibilities of our concept. The project is based on an expected size of 5+kk (5 rooms plus kitchen area) with a higher comfort of individual areas. The house will grow according to the needs and will of the family. The financial investment is spread over time; it will always be possible to cover the costs with available family finances or a small mortgage. Another advantage of the future house is the security of a home for all members of the family – for the younger and the older – whilst retaining comfort, privacy and security for each member of the family during various family changes. / Concept of the architectural design / The architectural form directly evolves from the given conception. We design a live aesthetic of individual smaller objects for each “function“. We imagine that at the beginning, the family only has a sketch of the house. The sketch will gradually be adjusted according to the needs and possibilities. The first phase of the building will be the core of the house – the living room with a kitchen and service rooms. This phase creates 38% of the house “programme”. The more intimate “cells” - private rooms of members of the family with their own bathroom and entry to the garden will be added to this super elevated joined area. In the second phase 2 larger bedrooms will be added – forming 60% of the programme. In the last phase we propose that 1 bedroom, garage and study will be added. During the extension of the house the more “intimate” bays of the garden will be created. Separate units “mini-flats” with a separate entry will be appreciated by parents and teens, as well as grandparents if they can no longer live independently. The house is without barriers and ensures that members of the family will live a dignified, independent life where the shared area in the centre of the house remains a place of meeting. / Construction / The house will be built from the complete Porotherm system. The construction has a standard size without building details. The house is a bungalow, roofed over by an aisle roof with a wooden framework. The roof slant is visually admitted inside. / Materials / The whole concept is supported by the materials. The main matter of the house is plastered. The “affixed cells” are incased by ceramic strips. The proposed roofing is titanic zinc, windows wooden. / Ecology / The house utilizes solar power. The north “cold zone” includes garages and service rooms. The largest window openings with entry to the garden are situated in the southern front, eastern and western windows are of a smaller size.

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036. Diploma project - Housing in a highrise for Prague - Holešovice 2009 highrise dwelling Jateční ulice, Prague 7 - Holešovice, CZ (EU) Tomáš Král Roman Koucký, Edita Lisecová / design studio Roman Koucký Faculty of Architecture, CTU Prague 10 / 2008 - 02 / 2009 awarded by the second prize in X. Diploma projects contest of the Czech chamber of architects, awarded by the Prize of jury in Architect Award 09 contest (competition for young architects) The concept divides the high-rise building into two parts “city – Holešovice” and “over the city”. The lower part contains a two-level entrance lobby with a coffee – bar. Five levels are placed above the entrance levels– each one containing two “smaller” flats. At approximately 25 meters in height above ground (8th floor) the building is “split” by a common relaxation lobby. Villa plans are layered in all floors above the relaxation area. Different villa dispositions contain a large flat, its own “garden” and two on storey parking spaces. The project was inspired by the unrealized concept “Highrise of Homes” by James Wines from 1981. The main principle is the interconnection of “gardens”, “villas” and parking in each storey.

navržený dům 80,5 m

výška oblouku nad Vltavou 41 m

maximální výška domů na Rohanském ostrově ... až 160 m?

07 program Hlavní funkční náplní domu je bydlení. Rozsah užitných ploch jsem oproti běžné situaci, kdy stavební program definuje investor, definoval sám zpětně dle konceptu a “hmotového” návrhu. Tento přístup je samozřejmě spíše hypotetický. První a druhé podlaží je částečně přístupné veřejnosti, umisťuji sem kavárnu s přípravnou menšíchj ídel. Tato podlaží zároveň slouží jako vstupní hala (lobby). První podzemní a osmé nadzemní podlaží tvoří polosoukromý prostor pouze pro obyvatele domu. V 1. pp je to především malé fitness s “přiručním” barem a dále menší multimediální místnost pro 30 lidí. V suterénu jsou kromě toho umístěny technické místnosti a sklepy, zázemí pro zaměstnance zajišťující servis domu (recepční, eventuelní administrativní práce, úklid). Třetí až sedmé podlaží je řešeno vždy se dvěma byty na patro a alespoň jedním vlastním parkovacím stáním pro každý byt. Od devátého do osmnáctého podlaží je umístěna vždy jedna vila se dvěma parkingy na patro. V 19. a 20. podlaží jsou umístěny dvě dvoupodlažní vily každá se dvěma stáními nad sebou. Dvacáté první podlaží je řešeno jako “penthouse” – byt v nejvyšším podlaží se zvýšenou světlou výškou. Střecha nad posledním obytným podlažím slouží jako pobytová – lze tady uspořádat například soukromou párty. Nad úrovní střešní terasy je ještě umístěn heliport pro případ evakuace. Stavební program zahrnuje celkem 10 272 m2 užitné plochy (bytové i nebytové), 42 parkovacích stání přímo ve “věži” a dalších 13 pohotovostních stání na terénu.

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PODLAŽÍ

HELIPORT

23

LOBBY

22

TERASA

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58 303

361 21 20 19 18

VILY

17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9

LOBBY RELAX BAZÉN

BYTY LOBBY KAVÁRNA

8

MULTIMEDIA SKLEPY

TECHNIKA

08.03 SAUNA 08.04 ZÁZEMÍ 08.05 TERASA

74 117

PROGRAM / FUNKCE

PODLAŽÍ

84 76

HELIPORT LOBBY + TERASA

18

4 3

2

02.03 KAVÁRNA - TOALETY 02.04 TECH. ZÁZEMÍ 02.05 TERASA

59 147 55

VILY

7 90

358

1

01.01 LOBBY

131

01.02 KAVÁRNA

109

01.03 KAVÁRNA - PŘÍPRAVNA 01.04 TECH. ZÁZEMÍ 01.05 TERASA

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41 50 34

00.04 MULTIMEDIÁLNÍ PROSTOR

52

00.07 TECH. ZÁZEMÍ

CELKOVÁ UŽITNÁ PLOCHA NEBYTOVÝCH PROSTOR

GARÁŽ / M2

PLOCHA JEDNOTKY / M2

30

362

1930

62

453

62

514

89

62

396

VILA 18.03

6+KK+2G+Z

324

74

62

460

6+KK+2G+Z

312

71

62

445

6+1+2G+Z

316

68

62

446

15

VILA 15.01

6+KK+2G+Z

305

94

62

461

14

VILA 14.01

5+KK+2G+Z

347

70

62

479

13

VILA 13.01

6+KK+2G+Z

326

78

62

12

VILA 12.01

6+KK+2G+Z

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92

62

11

VILA 11.01

7+KK+2G+Z

325

85

62

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5+1+2G+Z

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73

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9

VILA 09.01

6+KK+2G+Z

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94

62

BYT 07.01

3+KK+2G+Z

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2+KK+2G+Z

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36

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BYT 06.01

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3+KK+G+Z

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17

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3+KK+G+Z

163

55

31

BYT 05.02

2+KK+G+Z

93

49

31

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51

62

293

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3+KK+2G+Z

127

39

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4+KK+2G+Z

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138

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5 4

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8

3

LOBBY + KAVÁRNA LOBBY + KAVÁRNA BAR + FITNESS MULTIMEDIA SKLEPY

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473 00.01 BAR

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6

BAR

FITNESS

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2365

2 1 -1

CELKOVÁ UŽITNÁ PLOCHA BYTŮ

5584

1455

1303 * 42 PARK. STÁNÍ

8342

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035. Urban development "Area Bory" 2008 mixed - use / dwelling + retail + office Kaplířova ulice, Plzeň, CZ (EU) InterCora, spol. s.r.o. Tomáš Král, Jiří Michálek, Irena Šebová, Růžena Vicherová, Miroslav Petr / KB Král s.r.o. Jiří Štěpánek / KB Král s.r.o. team leader 42 100 m2 10 / 2008 - 12 / 2008 preliminary study ongoing There are some fourteen-storey housing towers from 1960s built along the ring-shaped street at the south border of Pilsen, at the point of the sharp boundary between the town and “Bory Gardens”. In spite of contemporary contempt for prefabs, we´ll try to link to the initial principle of the build-up area. We transform to the client´s plots a lay-out of housing towers turned toward the broad city gardens. The newly proposed towers don´t overreach the old ones with their height. We densify the towers with inferior houses in contrary to the original “far-between” urbanism (urban lay-out). The common “socle” serves as parking. We shift the buildings to the north edge of the site area, the south part of the parcel is proposed to become a collective garden primarily for the condominium inhabitants.

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034. "Mlýnská Strouha"" 2008 dwelling Tyršova ulice, Plzeň, CZ (EU) Retes, spol s.r.o. Tomáš Král, Jiří Michálek / KB Král s.r.o. Jiří Štěpánek / KB Král s.r.o. ) team leader 13 800 m2 05/ 2008 feasibility study invited competition - submitted Some concepts come up as a reply to a client´s setting who writes out a selection procedure. We don´t consider any of the proposals to be a “ready solution (answer)”. The 13,000 m2 plot is situated in an area which can be without doubt marked as the “entrance to Pilsen from Prague”. The locality links to the significant places “U Jána” and “U Zvonu”. The client´s parcel lies in proximity to the transit route on one side and to the historical gardens and orchards of Pilsen on the other side. What is the right scale for the new buildings inserted into the old garden with little houses (a sort of “inner city village”) in the neighbourhood with a sixteen-storey office tower “BCB”? All the indicated concepts orient idealistic dwellings into the inner garden inside the house block and at the same time demarcate toward the transit route. Our idea is based on the belief that the area has enough qualities which we can take advantage of. In our proposal, we pull inside the city gardens, we „parasite“ on the city skyline, we use the different scales of “metropolis” and “village” as well.

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033. Revitalisation of a part of the downtown area in Plzeň - "theatre terraces" 2008 public space + commercial sady Pětatřicátníků, Plzeň, CZ city of Plzeň Tomáš Král, Jiří Michálek, Růžena Vicherová / KB Král s.r.o. Klára Cílková / SVSMP team leader 10 000 m2 04 / 2008 - 10 / 2008 detailed study ongoing The design links to the successive reconstruction of the “ring” of city gardens in its southwest section. The area as a complex is under monument preservation. The “J. K. Tyl” Theatre, a dominating feature of this place, is rotated in the ground plan to 45 degrees against the right – angled grid of the City Centre. The spatial situation of the theatre in the gardens is inspirational in regard to composition. We apply the analogy with a jewel-pendant on a necklace. The theatre is a valuable “jewel” hung on a “necklace” of gardens. However, this principle is not “working” nowadays. The ring principle of the gardens is broken by the north-south transit highway „Klatovská třída“- this cannot be overridden! We want to retrieve the “jewel” approach. A reconstruction of the theatre and built up large annexes (first of all underground) for functional needs of theatre was executed in the eighties. The parterre lay up and terrain adjustment corresponding to the period were realized as well. The appearance of city gardens has been stabilized since the break of 19th and 20th centuries. At the very beginning of the project process we proposed several concepts. The main intention was the development of the principle “jewel on a necklace”. We accepted the Monuments Preservation Authorities demand to give the theatre the position as „a building in a garden“. The entry proposals were still not well accepted by monument preservation staff. The basic conception of the solution is based on gravel–stone like shapes, an amoebic form of cells. This transferred principle links to the historical treatment of the city gardens, where in a way “free form” green surfaces occur. The proposal is led by an effort to create a released and relaxed ambient of garden at the boundary with “Klatovská třída” transit road. We put green amoeba into the north wedge with three slight mounds. Another small “amoeba” is proposed by the east theatre extension. We propose two lanes. The fundamental step is aggrandising (!) of the current terrace on top of the “eighties” extension. This act allows purposeful use of the lower storey for services related to the ticket office and at the same time usage of its own terrace free of useless railings and other items. We have designed a large gentle stairway to the proposed café terrace. We propose a lightweight café pavillion at the terrace in contrast to the solid „socle“ (at the height level of the current service annex). The treatment of the pavillion should be as subtle as possible to evoke a garden atmosphere.

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032. Revitalisation of the former papermill site 2008 urbanism / dwelling + retail + office + public service Zahradní ulice, Plzeň, CZ (EU) KRPA, a.s. Tomáš Král / KB Král s.r.o. Irena Šebová, Jan Kotora, Jiří Štěpánek, Jan Vostracký / KB Král s.r.o. team leader 102 300 m2 11 / 2007 - 02 / 2008 feasibility study discontinuing The urban design study of the former papermill in Pilsen is elaborated for the present owner and serves him as a basis for “What will it be” decision making. The setting from investor is fairly free but led by the client´s effort to clarify the “maximum usage” of his plots. The terrain is situated on a river curve, particular meanders embody areas similar to the “papermill”. The EUROPAN 8 locality lies across the river. We propose two usage options: “lower” and “upper” holding the same “M2” amount. We want to interconnect the currently enclosed area with the surrounding urban structure. We preserve fine brick historical buildings with cast-iron frame structure inside and the concrete storehouse with remarkable charm as well. We link a new street grid to the current one. Newly designed buildings densify empty space to prevent thoughtless development in the neighbouring park.

R=1,8 KM

PRAHA 86 KM

PLZEŇSKÁ “PAPÍRNA” 10,23 HA ROZVADOV 73 KM

NORIMBERK 216 KM

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CELKOVÁ BILANCE VYUŽITÍ ÚZEMÍ - SOUHRN

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Celkové plochy blokĤ, zastavČné plochy, celkové hrubé užitné plochy, procenta prostavČní a zelenČ, podlažnost domĤ, koeficienty využití území

BLOKY

A B C D E F G H I J K L CELKEM

Celková plocha "bloku"

Plocha soukromé a polosoukomé zelenČ, zahrady

ZastavČná plocha

Celková hrubá užitná plocha

Hrubá užitná plocha / Hrubá užitná plocha / Hrubá užitná plocha Hrubá užitná plocha / administrativa þistá / % administrativa, služby, bydlení / % zastoupení / suterénní parking / zastoupení funkce v zábava / % zastoupení funkce v bloku poþet stání bloku funkce v bloku M2 / poþet míst k M2 / % M2 / % M2 / % stání 0/0 0/0 1063/100 0/0

M2

M2

M2

M2

4216

3153

1063

1063

2917

0

2222

9371

0/0

7025/75

2346/25

9687

0

8531

21514

0/0

0/0

21514/100

0

% ProstavČní

PrĤmČrná podlažnost domĤ v bloku

%

%

poþet podlaží

74,8

25,2

1

Celková hrubá užitná plocha / Celková 0,25

1857/48

0

76,2

4,21

3,21

4542/95

0

88

2,52

2,22

% ZelenČ

Koeficient využití pozemku

3

4 5 6

3435

13740

0/0

0/0

13740/100

3370/94

0

79,3

4

3,17

7140

5577

1563

15392

15392/100

0/0

0/0

4533/119

78,1

21,9

9,85

2,16

9

19396

16508

2888

38266

38266/100

0/0

0/0

9985/280

85,1

14,9

13,25

1,97

10

4334

Papírenský park

7 8

790

429

361

3249

3249/100

0/0

0/0

535/11

54,3

45,7

9

4,11

11

22360

21019

1341

1341

0/0

0/0

1341/100

0/0

94

6

1

0,06

12

2926

2926

0

0

0/0

0/0

0/0

0/0

100

0

0

13

6171/175

32,6

67,4

1,89

14

1402

1132

270

270

270/100

0/0

0/0

0/0

80,7

19,3

1

0,19

15

64322

33479

29434

124675

65821/52,8

7025/5,6

51829/41,6

30993/822

52

48

4,24

1,94

16

11514

3754

7760

21810

7581/34,8

0/0

14229/65,2

Plocha pozemkĤ ve vlastnictví KRPA a.s. (vþetnČ garáží pĜi jižním okraji území) Celková plocha blokĤ (ZastavČná plocha blokĤ domy + plochy zelenČ) Plocha zpevnČných ploch pro pČší. Souþástí parteru je zeleĖ Plocha komunikace pro automobilový provoz Plánovaná cyklostezka je þásteþnČ na pozemcích KRPA a.s. a þásteþnČ na sousedícíh

102315 M2 64322 M2 28378 M2 10849 M2

Celková "superhrubá" užitná plocha varianty 1 (celková hrubá užitná plocha + hrubá užitná plocha suterénu)

155 668 M2

2,81

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031. "Rohanský ostrov" / collaboration on a project in Roman Koucký architektonická kancelář s.r.o. 2007 urbanism / mixed - use Rohanské nábřeží, Prague 8, CZ (EU) Immorent ČR s.r.o. Martin Kotík / Omicron – K, Roman Koucký / Roman Koucký architektonická kancelář s.r.o. Šárka Malá, Libor Kábrt, Petr Štěpánek, Jan Skoupý, Zbyněk Ryška, Edita Lisecová, Tomáš Král team member 07 / 2007 - 09 / 2007 competition entry invited competition - submitted

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030. Design of a paper tube "chaise lounge" 2007 low cost design Tomáš Král 06 / 2007 The proposal started up spontaneously as a momentary idea at the time when the term student’s projects are delivered to the Faculty of Architecture. “Chaise lounge” is freely inspired by Le Corbusier´s chaise shape. The object was intended to be from the remaining paper tubes of plot paper stuck together with a thermal pistol. There was not enough enthusiasm to realize it, so only a lot of paper tubes remained...

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029. Realisation of exposition of school works 2007 low cost interior design Faculty of Architecture, Prague 6, CZ (EU) Tomáš Král Marie Strnadová, Petra Svobodová team leader Roman Koucký, Edita Lisecová / design studio Roman Koucký Faculty of Architecture, CTU Prague 06 / 2007 Roman Koucký design studio´s students were delivering their semestral projects. The presentation would be the ending of the “Dutch ladies” Workshop. I prepared a simple scenario for urban design and particular building projects presentation. The proposal´s plan was plotted onto a large-flat banner and glued to the floor. Particular buildings projects were printed onto various proportion boards according to the object´s actual shape. In a more abstract way, the boards would create the proposed Prague city skyline. The exhibition was realized with minimal means.

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028. architecture InfoBox 2007 culture wherever in Czech Republic Tomáš Král Roman Koucký, Edita Lisecová / design studio Roman Koucký Faculty of Architecture, CTU Prague 06 / 2007 Since 1989 architecture is like a new discipline in the Czech Republic, which is still a bit strange to the general public. Naturally, there is not sufficiency of suitable spaces where to exhibit... and moreover... How to show for example a whole city area reconversion right on site? The InfoBox could offer a solution (of course, not the only one and all-purpose). It is actually a kind of “kiosk for architecture sale”. I propose using “containers” as structural units with an interior facility and fully equipped neutral boxes with a variable exterior.

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026. Nursery school - "House over house" to be built over an existing built up area in Prague 2007 education Zlatnická ulice, Prague, CZ (EU) Tomáš Král Jan Šépka, Petr Hájek / design studio Šépka - Hájek Faculty of Architecture, CTU Prague 10 / 2006 - 01 / 2007 Proposal concept for a nursery school = fancy sky castle. There can be seen only slidden circular desks from the bottom. The object is etheric (airy), a concrete “leg” is the only connection with the ground. Particular levels are formed by green “landscape”, mutual landscape sliding creates self terraces, overlaps in the south “facade” improve screening. Unloaded beams with circular openings serve as creep trough. All the levels are open-space for children’s play. Each floor can be covered with full-length curtains along the plan perimeter. The garden situated on the highest storey is separated from the exterior only by a metal grid.

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024. Roof extension of a current office building in Plzeň 2006 office Alej Svobody, Plzeň, CZ (EU) local municipality - city of Plzeň Tomáš Král, Irena Šebová / KB Král s.r.o. Růžena Vicherová, Miroslav Petr, Jan Kotora, Jiří Štěpánek team leader, with Růžena Vicherová 600 m2 09 / 2006 - 08 / 2008 detail scheme project ongoing The existing office building “ÚMO 1” serves as the headquarters of the local town district. We propose a new “penthouse” extension as a lightweight wooden structure. The house will operate magisterially and civilly. The lightweight construction frame (structure) will conform to the needs of the extension of the existing object. The whole extension construction is formed by structural timbers used for both columns and beams. The transversal module “3.6 m” links to the concrete panels of the existing object. Wooden truss girders are used for the span of variable open-space in the highest storey. The facades are fully glassed-in with opening windows and exterior screenings mounted in the head. We use double floor for easy distribution installation. Minimal ceiling height in the first floor of the extension is 2.65 m and 3.0 m in the second floor to strengthen the representative impression and better backlight in variable open-space as well. Plank terrace. Compact parts of facades are in-cased by wooden boards in natural form. The first extension storey will offer approximately 480 m2 of usable office area and the second storey about 340 m2. First storey will be offered for commercial office rent, the second with the perspective on Pilsen, will be used by the municipal staff.

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023. "Park Kalikova" 2006 mixed - use / dwelling + office Kalikova ulice, Plzeň, CZ (EU) Park Kalikova, a.s. T. Král, J. Michálek, K. Tesařová, I. Šebová, E. Hajžmanová, J. Kotora, M. Petr / KB Král s.r.o. Jiří Štěpánek / KB Král s.r.o. team leader, with E. Hajžmanová 9 800 m2 07 / 2006 - 01 / 2009 project for building permission ongoing Park Kalikova is composed of three urban houses. The space layout (distribution) of the objects is inspired by the position of the site area at the sharp boundary of the intensive city center and Mže River alluvial plain in the west part of the area. The concept encourages the tendency of “back to the City Centre” and brings by occupants requested elements of „living in greenery“.

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022. "Porotherm 2006" / economic single family house for four inhabitants 2006 dwelling / single family housing wherever in Czech Republic (EU) Tomáš Král, Irena Šebová team member 1000 m2 04 / 2006 - 05 / 2006 competition entry competition - submitted House for an imaginary four member family on an imaginary lot. We chose a roughly 1000 m2 large area as a ”typical building ground” with an “ideal” south facing. We want to design a house with a minimal footprint and garage inside without any exterior “appendices”. In this way, to save the largest area possible for a garden, because of the fact that the garden makes a house more valuable than just a“large-size“ apartment. Outer wrap “box” of the house has an 11x11 groundplan. The interior space organization is inspired by Loos´s “Raumplan”. Particular floor levels are“shifted“. We put the accent on the neighbouring of all rooms among each other or at least to offer visual contact. We wanted thus, to allow better contact between family members. The area of the interior spaces is inscribed in facade. The construction consist of reinforced concrete slabs and and ceramic-blocks walls.

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020. Potential of central area of Plzeň 2006 urbanism Plzeň, CZ (EU) Tomáš Král, Vítězslav Danda, Krištof Hanzlík team member Roman Koucký, Edita Lisecová / design studio Roman Koucký Faculty of Architecture, CTU Prague 03 / 2006 - 06 / 2006 Nothing unusual in Czech towns, in the case of Pilsen it acts as a clear example of the contrast between a compact with an unnoticed, desurbanized area. Disastrous development (more often demolition) during the 20th century wrote in Pilsen a most significant foot, and this above all, by building a city-crossing transit highway. Areas in close proximity practically fell to pieces. This is our proposal´s site area. In a two-year timespan the expressway perimeter will be completed and the city-crossing highway will once and for all lose its transit character. This main road will cease to be a barrier and will become a place “where something is in the wind” and therefore it has its own role in our proposal. The output of our project is the formation of three mutually consequential urban ensembles with various characters. There were more buildings demolished rather than built in Pilsen city center during the 20th century. Our proposal tries to turn this negative tendency in the 21st century. Our design respects proven principles and therefore links to the current urban grid. We don´t build in “green fields”and we have to respect other influences within area. Above all, it is the curve of the existing main road, terrain morphology and river phenomenon. Our urban grid proposal strives to absorb these meandering curves and create a dynamic structure and thus vistas. During the proposing of the urban structure we put a question to ourselves: How to design an urban block for the 21st century? Thanks to new building technology and a sufficiency of financial resources in one developer’s tenancy the house takes the scale of a whole urban block. We don´t know the future possible investor or his investment intention. But we want him to have “free hand”. We divide particular streets according to their significance. This means that we define “limit” streets most significant for the city (traffic grid, views, etc.) The plots of such “superblocks” cannot exceed these “limit” streets. The height limit we proposed will not exceed the relative height of 104 meters (because of the cathedral tower elevation). It of course enues that in lower situated areas buildings can reach higher elevation. The height level slightly decreases toward the old town parts. “At the Bell” I propose to totally build up the urban blocks delimitated by the preceding “regulation” up to a level of third or fifth storey. Each block will become a large building able to to offer sufficient freedom in it´s groundplan. The City Center will be then able to absorp services (retail, offices etc) nowadays driven out to suburban zones. The central area lots will become attractive again. The buildings being superior to the „socle“ aren´t so dense in their plan.

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019. Cover graphic design for "2.1 CZ4" book by Roman Koucký design studio students 2006 media Tomáš Král Roman Koucký, Edita Lisecová / design studio Roman Koucký Faculty of Architecture, CTU Prague 03 / 2006 competition - submitted

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017. Metacity - Venice biennale 2006 exposition in Czechoslovak pavillion 2005 interior + exhibition design Giardini di Castello, Venezia, IT National Gallery in Prague Lukáš Bureš, Jakub Caudr, Natália Čtvrtníčková, Vítězslav Danda, Tomáš Král, Ondřej Rys, Jan Skoupý / CTU Michael Havlík, Zuzana Hebronová, Irena Hradecká, Matěj Jakoubek, Ondřej Janků, Vojtěch Javorský, Jakub Klaška, Tomáš Legner, Eva Lužová , David Marek, Jitka Navrátilová, Lina Procházková, Anna Přibylová, Žofie Raimanová, Květa Srbková, David Töpper, Mirek Vavřina / AAAD team member Roman Koucký, Edita Lisecová / design studio Roman Koucký + Radek Kolařík, Renata Řezníčková Faculty of Architecture, CTU Prague + AAAD Prague 10 / 2005 - 11 / 2005 competition entry submitted competition ... The scenario matrix The overall output of our entry research work which is briefly described further is the “New Atlas of Czech Republic” as a part of the global world. Particular maps display integration of Czech territory to the global system of communication and exchange. Our proposal for a Czech and Slovak Pavillion for X. Biennale of Architecture in Venice is based on matrix: Meta –city (CZ)4 in which it is possible (keeping particular conditions) to embody any project which works somehow with basic infrastructure, supports urban structure and makes it denser, more complex and living. We suppose that the matrix will be saturated first of all with student projects because nowadays “real” projects do not bargain for such a view of a global city „superstructure”. It is not even possible in the Czech Republic at the moment and if any projects like this appear they are concerned with true research work which will be only gradually achieved and exercised in practice even though it is more than desirable. Our proposal which is elaborated in collaboration of two “different” schools of architecture is a kind of exhibition platform, which will continuously develop and supply itself. Platform for one, two or even more architectural design studios, platform which operates as an “open source” for other projects related to the topic. Open source which contains within itself the future possibility of development until the final specification (setting) of works at the exhibition for Czech and Slovak Pavillion for X. Biennale of Architecture in Venice from processing to the installation in Fall 2006. ... / text by Roman Koucký and Radek Kolařík

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013. Design of space module for "Phobos expedition" 2005 (cosmic) design Phobos – moon of Mars :-) Tomáš Král Olivier Walter L'école nationale supérieure d'architecture Paris Val de Seine (EAPVS) 05/ 2005 We were asked to design first “a hotel room” for rock–climbers in Grand Canyon in the “Milieux Extremes” (extreme ambient) Seminary. The second project was to “sketch out” the design of a stationary module for a potential expedition to Phobos – one of Mars’ two moons. This module would be situated close to “Stickney” crater.

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009. "Maison des métallos" - revitalisation of an old metal - working manufacture building site in Paris 2005 culture rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Paris, F (EU) Mathieu Villemonteil, Tomáš Král, Stefan Popa, Ivo Ambrossi team member Dominique Lenormand L'école nationale supérieure d'architecture Paris Val de Seine (EAPVS) 10 / 2004 - 05 / 2005 We proposed the building-in of the interior of the cultural centre in the former music-tools factory which afterwards became an importatnt center of Paris trade unionists... I worked mostly as a model maker on several models for this study project.

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007. Competition for three fountains for "Republic Square" 2004 public space + design náměstí Republiky, Plzeň, CZ city of Plzeň Tomáš Král Růžena Vicherová 06 / 2004 - 02 / 2005 second stage proposal competition - submitted, finalist The proposed solution includes building three fountains, in particular at the edges of the square edges, there is a plague pillar at the northwest edge. Each fountain has a square shaped ground plan 9 meters per side – it keeps to the plague pillar ground plan proportion. The fountains do not hold any clear first-look symbolics. Intuition and random play are accepted as equal means of creation. The “free form” of water is the basic inspiration. The fountains are intuitive shapes responsive to their surroundings. The right-angled geometry of the square determines only the square plan of the fountains. Water will be represented in various forms – as a spring, stream, flowing water, calm water level, steam and water spray. The fountains will have a white finish, partially matte and partially glossy. The matte sections serve for sitting, there is a reflection of surrounding life in the glossy parts of volume. The material chosen for the fountains is synthetic matter. The fountain core is formed from shaped hardened polystyrene. The surface is covered by fibreglass. A polyester coating is used for the final finish.

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004. City Gallery "U Zvonu" 2003 culture U Zvonu, Plzeň, CZ (EU) city of Plzeň Tomáš Král 07 / 2003 - 09 / 2003 winning competition entry, unrealized The shape of dům U Zvonu (the Bell House), as seen from above, is delimited by the intersection of Pražská ulice (Prague Street) and the public gardens. Tram tracks give the resulting trapezoidal ground plan a rounded aspect. The ground plan, in fact, has a soft, irregular shape, reflecting the compositional effect of the public gardens, the configuration of streets, and the constant movement of trams and pedestrians. The design reinforces the composition of the existing buildings alongside the gardens in an appropriate manner, clearly demarcating the gardens without forming a barrier to them. It is envisaged that the ground floor will be used as a commercial gallery and an exhibition space for temporary exhibitions and for presentations by young artists. There will also be offices and essential staff facilities. The first floor will accommodate a café. The café will have a full view onto the trees in the landscaped gardens. The second and third floors will serve as exhibition areas for the display of paintings and sculptures. The rooms could also be used for video projections, multimedia installations, and other alternative art forms. The basic concept behind the design is to create a distinct architectural and urban feature oriented onto Pražská ulice and to open the site onto Křižíkovy sady (Křižík Gardens). The inspiration for the design comes from the Möbius strip, a surface with only one side, which gives the architect the ability to relativize the relationship between exterior and interior, openness and closedness, top and bottom. The design for the interior structure involves the insertion of a further Möbius strip, which will twist freely. The internal composition of the vertical open space gives the impression of a light, airy and tranquil interior open to greenery. The building’s outer shell consists of a supporting sandwich structure with a surface of treated sheet metal. Glazed surfaces will be composed of sections of acrylic glass; the individual sections will be borne by metal segments.

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project chronology

2007

027. webdesign www.koucky-student.cz 025. Multifunctional building in Pilsen city center 021. Business center in Pilsen - Bory 018. The general Patton memorial in Plzeň 016. Office and retail development in Pilsen – Bory 015. "Sylván" development 013. Design of space module for "Phobos expedition" 012. Shelter design for rock – climbers 011. Design of a hotel at Tolbiac Chevalleret crossing 010. Urban plan Tolbiac – Chevaleret, Paris – Rive Gauche 008. Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Humanities for University of West Bohemia in Plzeň 006. Reconstruction and extension of current car showroom 005. Multifunctional building in Prague - Krč 003. Public observatory for Pilsen 002. Vila in Prague 001. Abstract composition, conceptual building based on composition

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