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Schindler / Fessler studio
“Here, students work on conceptually-driven architecture projects. As they go along, they learn the theory and practice of architectural design in optimal balance. We emphasize working with models and free-hand drawing. In the development stage of the project, our focus is on abstraction and dialectical reasoning; we encourage the process of discovery through the practice of architecture.
The studio follows a cumulative method of development - 'from the inside-out’, which consists of a series of bi-weekly assignments and desk discussions through which the concept is developed and refined in a series of steps, each adding more scale and complexity to the project.
This extended, dialectical structure of the studio is a process of working through the project from multiple perspectives, through layers and scales; this cultivates multi-dimensional reasoning applied to a specific situation and site. The aim here is to embody and represent an elemental meaning with clarity and purpose as a form of Architecture … to situate ideas into the world.“
Jan Schindler has been the Chair of the Architecture and Urban Design Studio since 2011.
He is an architect, founding member of a Prague-based architecture practice. Together with Ludvík Seko he founded SCHINDLER SEKO architects since 2005.vTheir first significant breakthrough came in 2005 in the form of an international competition for the River Gardens development in Prague 8 – Karlín, on the embankment Rohanské nábřeží. A large scale complex of office and residential buildings has been built and is widely published.
Elan Fessler has been studio assistant at ARCHIP since 2012.
He is architect based between Prague and New York where he collaborates with Front Studio Architects.