Kulturpark, Košice, 2010 (work in progress)
Based on the winning proposal for EU Cultural Capital Košice 2013, the zone of army barracks and warehouses built at the end of the 19th century will be converted into a cultural cluster. The abstract grid based on the geometry of the existing buildings is stretched as a super-system over new public space in the wider area. It is this public space where the programmatic interaction will take place between the Kulturpark and the surrounding urban structure. The military objects are the high-profile spatial figures, complemented by a series of lighter new figures spread across the hundred-year-old park of chestnut trees.
Sulín-Zegiestow Pedestrian Bridge, 2009
This municipal commission was for a pedestrian bridge spanning the River Poprad and its floodplain that would allow local inhabitants and tourists in this north-eastern Slovak region to cross the Slovak-Polish border on foot or by bike, and connect the villages of Sulín and Zegiestow. The concrete structure of the bridge with wooden deck traverses the natural site without any ambition to dominate it. Slight changes to both the vertical and horizontal bridge profiles emulate the geometry of the site. The project remains unbuilt because the required EU grant has not been forthcoming. (Project collaborators: I. Eristavi, M. Jancok, P. Silla, S. Miklusova, A. Jackanin)
Sideways installation, Czech-Slovak pavilion, 11th Biennale of Architecture, Venice, 2008
The pavilion installation investigates the everyday and authentic via a simple inventory of the contents of people's refrigerators. It looked into the homes of friends, their friends and friends of their friends… finally reaching completely unknown people. Fridges with real food were representative of the real fridges of these people; real households, real social and economic contexts. The fridge doors were used as a kind of screen, displaying the information on each participant. Architecture wasn't present in an obvious way, only through references such as square metres, apartment types, and number of people per household.
Family house near Presov, 2011 (work in progress)
The family house is inserted as a kind of 'spatial sandwich' on the edge of a forest, providing maximum visual connection and interaction with a landscape of weekend gardens and summer holiday houses. The concept is simple: there are two layers of external use and sandwiched in-between is the single level of the inhabited interior. The horizontal roof landscape above and seasonal outdoor kitchen below the concrete slab structure of the house remain connected via an exterior staircase that perforates the living space.
Architecture, Urban planning