Ten days ago, we launched the hard-cover publication Wood as a Primary Medium to Architectural Performance. Since today, you can download it on Research Gate. Have a good read!
/Stáhněte si Wood as a Primary Medium to Architectural Performance na Research Gate!
From the book/z knihy:
The present research considers wood as a study material for a wider question
on architecture’s environmental interaction. It aims to explore its potential for architectural performance and atmospheres as well as to broaden the discussion on this problem area by accessing the public space. My project researches such interactions through practical experiments as well as theoretical reflections, including examinations of other scientific, artistic and crafts disciplines and honestly discusses both the successes as well as the failures and weak points to develop a strong background for architectural and urban design practice.
The methodology Research by Design while full scale prototyping is covered by the Systems Oriented Design to interpret and develop complex environmental relations.
This is an article based thesis, where the texts of the articles have not been changed
and serve as an addendum covered with an exegesis. Most of the repeating images were
removed from the articles. If there is an exception this is reasoned through its important
relation to the present text.
All the substantial contributions are mentioned within the text and/or summarized in
the Thanks section. To mention the main institutions and practice/NGO’s respectively,
this research has been developed at the Faculty of Art and Architecture at the Technical
University of Liberec, the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, the Architectural Institute Prague, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Collaborative Collective, Defio, Oximoron, re.code.nature and reSITE.
The publication of the thesis was kindly supported by EEA and Norway Grants through the
project Systemic Approach to Architectural Performance, is printed on paper with 100%
of recycled fibre and is dedicated to my family, friends, colleagues, students and everyone
interested in the field.
Endless Thanks chapter says all:
“First I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to my supervisors, Miloš Florián from the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University (FA CTU), Birger Sevaldson from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) and Ocean Design Research Association and Zdeněk Fránek from the Faculty of Art and Architecture at the Technical University of Liberec (FUA TUL) and Fránek Architects, for providing great support and inspiration during my work. A special thanks to Birger for very precisely reviewing the thesis.
Many thanks are also directed to Cyril Říha from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (AAAD), Department of Arts Theory, who has been asking critical questions about my work and critically reviewed the written text and to Peter Buš from ETH Zürich for fast review of the final stage of the thesis.
My great appreciation is sent to Monika Mitášová from the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Trnava University and to Michael Ulrich Hensel the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Ocean Design Research Association for agreeing on being opponents for the thesis.
I express sincere gratitude to Matthew Krimmel from the Institute of Language Education (IJV) for language review.
I highly appreciate my cooperation with Jan Škuta from Škuta Design, who is the author of graphic design of the printed and PDF version of the thesis and posters within the project Systemic Approach to Architectural Performance and corporate identity design for EnviroCity Festival.
Many thanks to Eva Nováková for the formatting of the Word document of the thesis.
Great thanks belong to all my dear friends and colleagues from Collaborative Collective for their fantastic support and inspiration before and during the project in various ways, without whom it would never be able to reach its dimensions and ambitions.
Special thanks to my closest pavilion co-workers Šimon Prokop from the MOLAB, FA CTU in Prague and Collaborative Collective and Martin Gsandtner from the CIEE Global Architecture and Design Program and re.code.nature for providing Grasshopper leadership within the pavilions projects. Also to Martin Šichman from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Architecture and Oximoron for being the leader in tooling and detailing within the pareSITE pavilion project and to Jan Zatloukal from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Experis DSKM, s.r.o. for solution and periodical checks of the LOOP pavilion when we experienced structural problems.
Very heartfelt gratitude belongs to all the students of FLD CZU, ARCHIP and FUA TUL for their work. Namely, thanks to Jiří Šmejkal and Alena Novotná for their great involvement.
My great thanks is owed to the academy co-operators: Jiří Suchomel, the vice dean at FUA TUL for the great cooperation with FUA TUL. Alsoto Regina Loukotová, the dean of ARCHIP, for her great cooperation with ARCHIP and to Irena Fialová, the vice dean at FA CTU in Prague and to Zdeňka Němcová Zedníčková, the vice dean at FUA TUL for all the support during my studies.
For leadership of great cooperation during the pavilion projects I would like to especially thank Martin Böhm and Jan Bomba from the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences (FLD CZU). Pavel Novák, from the FLD CZU, was a great workshop leader and co-worker in the carpenters’ workshop as well as support for the pavilion measuring. My great thanks belongs to Aleš Zeidler, from the FLD CZU, who was a great consultant within the solid wood material science and to Radim Sýkora and Martin Sviták, from the FLD CZU, who were a great co-operators for CNC milling.
Carpenters Petr Bouma, Aleš Kořínek and their co-workers from Defio, s.r.o. also deserve much appreciation for their work on development and prototyping of the project Ray.
My big thanks belongs to Vladimír Kočí, from the Institute of Chemical Technology for conceptualising, modelling and consulting interpretations of LCA analysis.
Many thanks to Michaela Kernová/Pánková for her excellent program management of the EnviroCity Festival, giving it a professional and educational atmosphere, to all its performers and to Milota Sidorová, Martin Barry and Osamu Okamura for their cooperation with the reSITE festival.
I would like to thank to my sister Václava Davidová for keeping my Ray prototypes in her courtyard and to her neighbours the Stará family for their everyday observations of its performance at the times I could not be present. I certainly must not forget to mention my thanks to my friend David Hlouch for his adventurous transportation of the Ray 2 prototype from Defio, s.r.o. to the site.
I should also not forget to thank my dear friend Synnøve Landvik and her family for providing background for my stays and travels in Norway while all the time offering boundless support.
Special thanks to Terje Planke from Norsk Folkemuseet, Oslo for the consultancy and measurements enabling and to Jon Bojer Godal from Nordmøre Museum, Norway for consultancy and references.
I would like to thank Knut Einar Larsen, my former colleague from the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, for discussing references on Norwegian traditional panelling; to Josef Šanda, from AAAD who provided his consultancy in material science and references; to algologists Jiří Komárek, from the Třeboň department of the Institute of Botany and Jiří Neústupa, from the Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University of Prague, for providing their samples and consultancy; to Ladislav Bakay from the Department of Planting Design and Maintenance, Horticulture and Landscape Engineering Faculty, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra for providing data on carbon emissions for LCA analysis; to Helena Pánková, from Matério, who has supported my research with building materials consultancy; to Josef Kudrna, an axeman, who offered his consultancy from his practical experience with wood-humidity interaction and to Pavel Kašpar from Acolor, s.r.o. for samples and consultations on different stain preservatives. There were also many other consultants directly involved through the students, mainly from various faculties of The Technical University of Liberec and The Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at The Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague.
I would like to express my appreciation for the support from my friends and colleagues at the MOLAB department at the Faculty of Architecture at The Czech Technical University in Prague.
Many thanks are owed to the FUA TUL administrative staff, most of all to Eva Konopová and to Marta Petrová, for their great assistance with grants and study issues.
I also would like to thank those who granted me permission for utilisation of their images and to all the photographers without whom my thesis would be much less enriched.
This project would have never happened without the kind support of Collaborative Collective, EEA and Norway Grants, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences at Czech University of Life Sciences, ARCHIP, Faculty of Art and Architecture at Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Architecture at Czech Technical University in Prague, Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, re.code.nature, Oximoron, Defio, s.r.o., AZ-TECH, s.r.o., Prague Institute of Planning and Development, Landscape festival Praha 2014, Nákladové nádraží Žižkov, SKANSKA, Stora Enso, Rothoblaas, Eurodach, Natura Dekor, Nářadí Bartoš, Lesy ČR, P-Print, Škuta Design, Empyreum Information Technologies, reSITE, Meloun Production, Easy Moving, Nadace Život umělce, Nadace Proměny, Paperlinx, Vinařství Sonberg, Městská část Praha 3, Nová síť, o. s., Nadace Proměny, Auto*Mat, Lunchmeat, TANEC PRAHA, Uličník, Rekola, I Need Coffee, Architekti ve škole and Matério to whom belongs my great thanks.
Last, but not least, I would like to thank to all my dear family and friends, for without their support and motivation it would be very hard to have accomplished this project.”