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Dlesk / Horová studio
We believe that the role of architecture lies in responsible cultivation of the human environment. Although every detail matters, there is a hierarchy of importance, a relationship between detail and the whole that an architect should be aware of in his work. The less important must be able to obey the more important. This applies to architecture in general, to its aesthetic as well as pragmatic aspects, to all its scales: the human settlement should honor the nature, city district should honor the city, a house should honor a street or a square, a window should honor a house, a door-handle should honor a door... However, this chain of values is interlinked and might work also reversely as kind of a butterfly effect.
Our aim is to guide students to be able to recognize and to be aware of this hierarchy. We would like to motivate them for confident yet rational approach, to help them to resist the temptation of unfounded ostentation, to believe in human mind and hand, to celebrate everyday life also in its most ordinary expressions.
René Dlesk is the Chair of Architecture and Urban Design Studio since 2017.
René Dlesk (1981) is a Prague based architect, currently running the RDTH office of architecture with Tamara Horová (1988). In 2010 René co-founded P-U-R-A, an international research and design architectural initiative that has operated in the network of offices between Prague, Milan, and London. He graduated FA STU in Bratislava in 2006, he received his Ph.D. for his thesis on invasive interventions in urban spaces at the Institute of Urbanism in 2017.
Tamara Horová is the studio assistant at ARCHIP since 2017.
Tamara graduated from FA CTU in Prague at 2015. She gained work experience in Switzerland and Catalunya before she co-founded RDTH office with René Dlesk in 2017.