Exhibition OK PLAN ARCHITECTS' 15
We are pleased to invite you to the OK PLAN ARCHITECTS ’15 exhibition, which will take place 2-30 April 2015 at The Center for Architecture Breakthrough Space, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York City.
OK PLAN ARCHITECTS was founded in 1999 by architect Luděk Rýzner and during its fifteen-year existence has earned a strong position among architecture firms in the Czech Republic.
The ‘15’ exhibition maps the studio’s prominent commissions over the years, with a special emphasis on single family houses. The firm’s private clientele represents the largest group of investors and builders, and the fact that they have placed their trust in our architects and in experiments in the field of building materials and unusual construction has enabled the studio to develop and realize many interesting residences.
OK PLAN ARCHITECTS has received numerous awards from professional critics in the Czech Republic, and the firm’s residential projects in particular appear regularly in a variety of publications.
OK PLAN ARCHITECTS has presented its work a number of times at individual shows in the Czech Republic and as part of various interdisciplinary and multi-genre exhibitions and projects subsequently presented on the global stage.
The OK PLAN ARCHITECTS 2009-2014 publication was released in 2014 on the occasion of the studio’s fifteenth anniversary, and along with the previous OK PLAN ARCHITECTS 1999-2009 publication and a short film from 2004 they offer a comprehensive overview of all of the studio’s buildings.
The exhibition created in conjunction with the release of the latest publication will present the studio and its work to architecture enthusiasts in New York City.
This show will take place during the PRAGUE FUNCTIONALISM: TRADITION AND CONTEMPORARY ECHOES exhibition focused on world-renowned Functionalist architecture. The work of the OKPLAN studio was chosen as one of these ‘echoes’.
The OKPLAN exhibition provides an introduction to the studio and a summary of its best and most important buildings. Also described are a number of visions, and the show likewise presents the role of the architect in the process of building housing in the Czech Republic. The buildings are presented on panels in the form of photos and drawings, short texts and short films made with the investors, who speak about their experience with the studio.
Testifying to efforts to provide as broad a view as possible of OKPLAN is the inclusion of a stylized architect’s workplace in the exhibition. Luděk Rýzner, as the main representative and face of the studio, will be on hand daily during the exhibition from 6-7 pm to answer visitors’ questions in person.