a1 architects: Size is not fate, size is choice

Monday, October 23, 2017, 5:15 - 6:15pm

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Guest Lecture in Architectonics

The architects Lenka Křemenová and David Maštálka, partners of the Prague-based a1 architects studio, will present their theory of architecture, examples of their work, and introduce their upcoming book Encyclopedia of Home. Their designs bring a tactile sensibility to space and structure in contemporary Czech architecture. 

Both studied with Professor Jindrich Smetana (A1 studio) at the UMPRUM - Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Since their graduation in 2008, they developed their own approach to design. Inspired by the magic of seemingly insignificant details around us shaping the uniqueness of our life, they follow the motto: The secret of architecture is in its naturalness. www.a1architects.cz

This event is open to current students, faculty, and staff. Room 712F. 

Located at 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.