April 2nd, 2019 – Our LAHOFER Winery project is getting closer to completion and we are proud to see it now featured on designboom!
March 13th, 2019 – Our partner architects Ondrej Chybik and Michal Kristof will be opening the architectural evenings cycle “Budovat! Bourat?” in Brno, Czech Republic, introducing the studio and holding a lecture on the topic of “The millennial generation in Architecture” tomorrow Thursday the 14th from 5:00 pm at The Institute of Modern Architecture in Brno. Check the link for more info.
February 8th, 2019 – We won 2nd prize in the architectural competition “Artcampus” of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava! More info about the project and the prize: http://artcampus.sk/
December 21st, 2018 – This is the third year we have been asked to design a unique Christmas Market for the Moravian Square in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic. This time the design includes a big ferris wheel to complement the Christmas tree bar in the heart of the square. The Christmas market is visited by thousands of people during the holidays. It has a unique and special atmosphere different from markets in Central Europe, with unconventional drink stands and large yurt-like tents in which people can shelter from the cold and join cultural activities to celebrate the special Christmas experience.
November 20th, 2018 – The project consist in the design of residential and commercial buildings in the area of a former industrial space that used to function as a coal mine with a coke oven and where now exists only one big old reconstructed building that is used as a multifunctional space. The concept of our design for the buildings with 400 apartments and comercial spaces is making allusion to Ostrava industrial heritage, with narrow towers resembling the factory chimneys, and using dark red color, the same as the old bricks of the industrial buildings.
November 8th, 2018 – We won the 2nd prize in the invited competition to design a new building near the centre of Prague, in Strakonická street next to the Vltava riverbank. The design of the building is curved shape and has two elevations defined by their specific functions. A residential one with apartments that are mostly oriented towards Vltava river offering a great view of Vyšehrad Castle, and a retail one with offices occupying the ground floor and the first floors where there is a lack of daylight. While the residential part is made using brickyard cladding, the office section is designed as an abstract glazed surface creating a combination that gives a unique appearance to the building in the context of the whole city.
November 1st, 2018 – The BVV – Brněnské výstaviště was built in the 1930’s, is the most prominent convention center in Central Europe, and is of great importance for our beloved city of Brno. The project consists of the creation of a complete new pavilion D and the reconstruction of the existing pavilion C, which dates from the 1950s. Our proposal responds to the radical transformation that the center is facing these days, in order to be more interconnected with the city and become an important space that won’t be used purely for exhibition purposes.
October 10th, 2018 – Our partner architect Michal Kristof with a full house at the 8th PLGBC Green Building Symposium in Warsaw, Poland last week sharing our view on sustainable architecture, and letting clear how important is for us as a young studio to take care of the environment in our new projects. Thanks to the Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC – Polskie Stowarzyszenie Budownictwa Ekologicznego) for the invite!
July 27th, 2018 – Out of 3,689 entries from 91 different countries, we are thrilled to announce that we made it onto Dezeen’s longlist with our Gallery of Furniture among the 28 projects on its category… Fingers crossed for the only project in the list from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
July 20th, 2018 – Construction update!
July 20th, 2018 – The unique locality in question is situated just off the centre of Prague, boasting a great potential to become one of the most attractive city parts. Our intention is to cooperate with Penta Real Estate, whose objective is to transform the area into a high quality metropolitan complex with nearly 400 apartments in its northern part. The premises, which are currently rather neglected, used to serve as the production site of what once was one of the largest breweries in Central Europe. We seek to overhaul its northern section, making the most of the historical values created in the era when the site functioned as a Prague Nusle community centre.
July 9th, 2018 – We are very happy to find four of our projects mentioned in the Czech Architecture yearbook 2017 – Ročenka české architektury! This yearbook is the most important architectural compilation that overviews the contemporary Czech architectural scene every year.
July 5th, 2018 – We were asked to design a new wine gallery in the town of Znojmo, Czech Republic. The gallery, which is to form a part of the newly renovated Znojmo Brewery, boasts an attractive location offering tremendous views of the historical urban landscape of Znojmo. A wine bar with a tasting room is to be a part of the gallery, giving guests a chance to sample the best wines of the region. Our proposal takes advantage of the existing rooms‘ six metres of clear height, which is divided into a wide variety of spaces of various scales and atmospheres by a set of load bearing walls made out of glass bricks. Each of the bricks to be used exclusively for this project are made from recycled wine bottles. New generously dimensioned wall windows are oriented towards the town, offering generous views of it.
June 27th, 2018 – This is a preliminary study we are developing for KARLÍN GROUP in order to redesign the look of Křižíkova Metro station. Karlin is a fresh district in Prague full of new cafes and bars and home to regular events and festivals, our project tries to connect the station with the neighborhood eliminating barriers between them, and giving it functionality by using even the roof as a green terrace. Other features of the design are the remembrance of František Křižík, the engineer and inventor who had his factory near the current station and after whom the station was named, and the implementation of intensive greenery in order to improve the local climate.
June 23rd, 2018 – This was our proposal for the Villa Záhorská in the western foothills of Bratislava. The design consists of a two story building that is partially embedded in a sloping terrain, the curves of the house copy the shape of the contour of the slope itself. The bedrooms of the villa have direct access to the garden and on the upper floor there is a library and a rest and wellness area.
June 18th, 2018 – Both of our founders Michal Kristof and Ondrej Chybik, have been chosen in the lists of 30 under 30 by Forbes in their Czech and Slovak editions just a few years ago, and you can meet with them at the historically first big Czech event Forbes 30 pod 30 goes to Brno this Wednesday.
June 16th, 2018 – This was our finalist proposal for the reconstruction of the Kominárska Lofts in Bratislava, a residential place to be build in an unused former printer building near the centre of the city. The project includes the installation of lofts and non standard double-storey apartments in the existing structure, for which would be required the cleaning of the whole skeleton of the building. Unfortunately this project was not chosen at the end, but we really like it and we wanted to share it.
June 14th, 2018 – If you are in Prague this Friday participating in reSITE, come and have a conversation @12:15 pm with our founder Ondrej Chybik moderated by the NY urbanist Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow of New Cities Foundation, this year’s theme is the future of housing. Image: reSITE.org
June 11th, 2018 – Our project for the new Slezanka in the center of Opava will take advantage of the existing building and will count with a multifunctional roof.
June 9th, 2018 – The construction of the 1st stage of the Villa park Tabulovy Vrch in Olomouc has started this year. The project made for GEMO a.s. consists on a residential complex of low-rise three-story villa houses with different size apartments situated on the western edge of the city. The complex counts with a public park incorporated and will give the residents the chance to live in contact with nature, yet close to the city centre.
June 7th, 2018 – In collaboration with Jakub Cigler Architekti, we are developing for Central Group, a project that includes apartment buildings with commercial spaces in the ground level. This project is part of the plan for the revitalization of the abandoned brownfield in Žižkov (Prague 3), and its transformation into a unique residential park district.
May 24th, 2018 – Great news from Prague! We have won the competition to build a large-scale residential complex in the Czech capital! The project includes 760 apartments as well as a direct access to the River Vltava with a promenade, a shipyard, a shopping centre, a kindergarten, a multi-purpose hall, a playground and an entirely new square.
It will occupy the premises of the former sugar factory in Prague 12.
May 23rd, 2018 – We are invited for a panel discussion in the Forum Perspective EU organized by The Plan – Architecture & Technologies in Detail Architecture Magazine and checking out the preview of La Biennale di Venezia
May 20th, 2018 – One of our smallest, but also most loved projects is coming to life, Two units in one villa with spacious living rooms, and a facade that emerges from the ground with its same color and structure since it will be created with the same material, the red limestone.
More info here: https://www.viladomyck.cz/
May 14th, 2018 – Lahofer winery in Dobsice is under construction.
March 14th, 2018 – We won the public architecture competition for renewal of the Francouzska Street in Brno. There will be new social & affordable housing, park, community centre and elderly complex within the block.
March 2018 – We visited MIPIM in Cannes, France – the biggest European property market. This year’s 29th edition of MIPIM hosted more than 24,000 participants from over 100 countries.
March 12th, 2018 – Two of our latest projects are presented at the exhibition Prague Tomorrow II in the Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP) in Prague. Today Michal Kristof appeared in news report at Czech Television’s broadcast Sudio 6: www.ceskatelevize.cz/porady/1096902795-studio-6/218411010100312/video/606211
February 18th, 2018 – The 4 Design Days is a festival of architecture, design and property, which is held in Katowice, Poland. Ondrej Chybik was one of the speakers in the topic “Commercial property. Glass, stone or, maybe, metal? Facades worthy of the future“.
January 18th, 2018 – We are proud to be a part of the Shortlist 2018 compiled by the prestigious German online magazine Baunetz.de. As the only Czech office the Chybik+Kristof stands in the tiny selection of 13 studios from all of Europe.
December 20th, 2017 – We are a part of the 500 most globally wanted of the year 2017 and number one in the Czech Republic and Slovakia!
November 27th, 2017 – Gallery of furniture for MY DVA company designed by studio Chybik+Kristof is among six finalists of the second annual contest display of the Czech Chamber of Architects. There were 249 projects competing for this year‘s Czech Architecture Award.
November 23rd, 2017 – Studio Chybik+Kristof won National Architecture Award, The Architecture Grand Prix 2017 for showroom of MY DVA company with the iconic façade made of black plastic chairs.
October 5th, 2017 – There will be a gala event held in Bratislava tonig, where the CE-ZA-AR Architecture Award will be handed over.
Michal Krištof is part of the jury and you can watch the event life at 20:15 on Dvojka channel.
October 1st, 2017 – Ondrej Chybik’s commented tour in showroom of MY DVA group a.s., the furniture company. The implementation of this space was finished by our studio last year.
September 9th, 2017 – Michal Kristof has leaded his team of young architects on child’s workshop in Velux, a company specialized in roof windows.
August 31st, 2017 – We have took a part in Architecture and Cities in Transition-seminar, the traditional main event of the Tampere Architecture Week. Michal Kristof presented a lecture ,,From linear to circular”. He has been speaking about work of Chybik+Kristof and four themes which intersect with themain topic of the seminar “cycles”.
New Czech Forestry Commission campus in Hradec Králové and Gallery of Furniture in Brno-Vinohrady has become popular in many Czech and foreign media – printed and online as well.
April 26th, 2017 – Ondrej Chybik attended the conference Czech smart with his speak about Smar(t)chitecture in future.
April 25th, 2017 – Ondrej Chybik has succeeded with his prezentation on the topic “Limitation” at this year’s Zlin Design Week.
April 25th, 2017 – Our project Gallery of furniture on the frontpage of this world’s most visited architecture website.
March 30th, 2017 – Ondrej Chybik attended the conference about effective implement of circulation management at the municipal level with his talk about Gallery of trash.
March 27th, 2017 – Michal Kristof attended the sixth discussion of leading Czech architects. “When and why accept or reject a contract? It must know every architect himself!”
February 24th, 2017 – Our studio was attended the 20th birthday of Pecha Kucha Night Plzen.
Chybik + Kristof in collaboration with Jan Stolek has won the competition for the design of a new HQ of Czech Forestry in the town of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. The jury, chaired by Dorte Mandrup and including Dietmar Eberle, Miroslav Šik and Daniel Szórád, Director of the Czech Forestry, awarded the Chybik + Kristof team first prize.
November 16th, 2016 – Michal Kristof was invited to the block of field lectures AKO SA TO at Faculty of Architecture STU Bratislava. The main theme of the speech was studio workflow.
October 12th, 2016 – We attended the lecture at University of Arts in Poznan, a presentation of five young architectonic studios from Brno.
October 13th, 2016 – Ondrej Chybik attended the fifth discussion of leading Czech architects in Olomouc holded by ARCH FOR PEOPLE association. Historicism or new form? The theme of architect’s intervention in historical parts of cities was also discussed by Jaroslav Drapal, Vlado Milunic, Marek Stepan, Jan Sepka and Szymon Rozwałka.
September 7th, 2016 – CHKAU studio is participating the competition of YIT Slovakia developer.
September 5th, 2016 – Ondrej Chybik and Michal Kristof in First Class Magazine, section Way Up, pages no. 62-63.
August 5 th, 2016 – Ondrej Chybik performed at the traditional August festival Beseda u Bigbitu in Tasov.
July 21st, 2016 – Ondrej Chybik and Michal Kristof in Marie Claire magazine, august 2016 issue, page no. 45.
July 18th, 2016 – Facade of our My Dva Showroom in Brno-Vinohrady made of chairs is under construction.
July 16th, 2016 – Our studio will take part at Pecha Kucha Night Ostrava held within Colours of Ostrava festival.
June 25, 2016 – We have designed two apartments with gallery. The first sales exhibition is a collection of photographs with our EXPO pavilion by Lukas Pelech and Radek Brunecky.
May 10th, 2016 – Check out the new video of KOMA Modular Company with all stages of the story of the Czech EXPO Pavilion.
April 29th, 2016 – Czech Expo Pavilion 2015 and big interview with Ondrej Chybik and director of KOMA Modular Company Stanislav Martinec were published in Czech Architecture Yearbook.
April 11th, 2016 – Ondrej Chybik attended the third panel discussion of leading Czech architects in Zlin holded by ARCH FOR PEOPLE association. In the debate of Jaroslav Sladecek also took part David Vavra, Marek Stepan, Svatopluk Sladecek, Jitka Ressova and Kamil Mrva.
April 8th, 2016 – Ondrej Chybik and Michal Kristof in Proč ne?! – the magazine of Hospodarske noviny newspaper.
April 5th, 2016 – We have designed a study of apartment building for Trigema Company in Prague-Stodulky.
March 24th, 2016 – Our project of the Lahofer Winery in Dobsice was published in Slovak issue of ASB Magazine, pages no. 24-25.
March 24th, 2016 – Building-up of the Housing Waltrovka in Prague continues successfully.
March 22nd, 2016 – Building-up of the Showroom for My Dva Company in Brno-Vinohrady continues successfully.
March 3rd, 2016 – The Slovak edition of Forbes magazine published an interview with Michal Kristof in the section 30 under 30. You can find it in the March issue, from the page 67.
February 19th, 2016 – Interview with Ondrej Chybik and Michal Kristof in the MF Dnes newspaper, Brno and South Moravia column, page 14.
February 17th, 2016 – Michal Kristof was a guest of the project Inspiring Mornings. The topic of the lecture and discussion was “Architecture as a lifestyle.”
February 1st, 2016 – We have designed new design rooms for our client Pytloun Hotels. They are currently under construction in Liberec.
January 4th, 2016 – Forbes placed us to the “young, talented and courageous generation XY” in the newest entirely Czech issue.
December 19th, 2015 – We were selected by MF Dnes newspaper as one of the most influential Czech personalities of the year 2015. Photos for festive edition were made by Herbert Slavik, Czech acclaimed portraitist and holder of many photographic awards.
December 2nd, 2015 – Our EXPO pavilion was nominated in TOP 5 selection in category GREEN ARCHITECTURE of Idea Tops 2015 AWARD, Shenzhen, China. There were submitted more than 5000 projects from all over the world in several categories.
December 2nd, 2015 – There is a big interview with Ondrej Chybik and Michal Kristof in new issue of Dum a Zahrada Magazine. Issue no. 12/15, pages 48-53.
October 30th, 2015 – The Czech pavilion won the Bronze Award in category of Architecture of Expo 2015 Milano!
October 30th, 2015 – Michal Kristof, the partner of Chybik+Kristof Architects and Urban Designers, will give a lecture at Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning in Ithaca, New York on Thursday 5th of November 2015.
October 28th, 2015 – We welcomed representatives of Dubai World Trade Centre and EXPO 2020 in Czech Pavilion in Milan. We are looking forward to new collaboration.
July 1st, 2015 – We have designed the new showroom for a furniture producer MY DVA in Brno. Facade contains over 500 chairs they produce.
June 16th, 2015 – Michal Kristof presented our 3 projects in Prague Rohan Island – Stvanice Island in Prague, South Centre in Brno and Expo Pavilion in Milan.
June 10th, 2015 – Ondrej Chybik and Michal Kristof were in the jury of the student architectural competition by Koma Modular – Social housing in the former Kras area in Brno.
June 12th, 2015 – We won invited competition on office-apartment building in Brno for Top Estates Company.
June 12, 2015 – Jaroslav Sladecek interviewed Ondrej Chybik and Michal Kristof. You can find their discourse among twenty interviews with contemporary architects in the book Architekti CZ, page 255.
June 3, 2015 – We gave an interview about the Czech pavilion to Zuzana Moravkova from ERA21 magazine. It is in current issue page no. 58.
22 May, 2015 – Modular Cafeteria in Vizovice is in A10 New European Architecture magazine; no. 63.
May 20, 2015 – Ondrej Chybik together with Matej Hollan the Deputy Mayor of Brno for Culture spoke in a Dobre rano live broadcast about the Czech national pavilion at the World Exhibition Expo in Milan.
April 29, 2015 – The Mafra Group issued the enclosure about the Czech pavilion for EXPO 2015. Read more in MF Dnes and Lidove noviny.
May 1, 2015 – See the new video for the Czech modular pavilion for EXPO 2015.
April 21, 2015 – We are happy to announce that the Czech Pavilion is the first completed pavilion at the exhibition site. See you in Milan!
March 26, 2015 – Ondrej Chybik presents The Veranda for Rio de Janeiro project within the exhibition Uneven Growth in New York Museum of Modern Art MoMA. This collective project originated within his postgraduate studies at ETH Zurich. More informations here.
Photo: Leonard Streich