Research projects

Architecture of the 1980s in Czech Republic, social background and foreign ties

Despite the great attractiveness of the architecture of the 1980s, which brought to Czechoslovakia news such as low-tech or postmodernism, this period of our architectural history is so far very little explored. Mainly in the second half of the 1980s aside and often despite the stream of the official design studios and The Czech architects Union many collective exhibitions of architects, home seminars and activities defining-against demolition of historical neighbourhoods arose - all this formed the parallel architectural scene. In many ways, architects have responded to impulses seeping through the iron curtain thanks to rare foreign publications or even exceptional visits by foreign architects and theorists. Postmodernism has become an important source of inspiration (mainly due to the personality of Jiří Ševčík and a close circle of architects around him, but also the work of VÚVA). The activities of the parallel architectural scene and its connection to discussions among young architects discussing foreign theories and practices were decisive for the local architectural scene. The presented student project wants to examine these tendencies significant for their time, which weren't described yet.

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