Industrial Topography / The Architecture of Conversion

The publication presents an overview of selected industriál buildings and sites that were adapted to new uses between 2005 and 2015 and are characteristic for this period, including even controversial approaches. The selection was based on a comparison of materials in the database created for Industrial Topography of the Czech Republic and considers the results of a survey conducted by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage of the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University.

Every conversion entails a change and an adaptation to a different function, an intervention into the integrity of a structure already marked by the demise of its original function. Architecture can be both the medium by which this change is executed and by which the qualities that can be tied in with are preserved, and above all the medium by which to articulate new ambitions or, of course, by which to petrify the limitations to further development imposed by the current era.

The publication represents an outcome of the project An Industrial Topography of the Czech Republic – Adapted New Uses of Industrial Heritage as a Part of National and Cultural Identity supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic under its NAKI (National and Cultural Identity) Applied Research Programme (DF11P01OVV016) is published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name and with the support of Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, the Vestiges of Industry Platform, and the Technical Monuments Committee of the Czech Chamber of Certified Engineers and Technicians and the Czech Union of Civil Engineers.

 

Benjamin Fragner – Vladislava Valchářová, Industrial Topography / The Architecture of Conversion, Czech Republic 2005–2015, Prague 2014.

216 pages; Czech/English; 334 color images and plans; ISBN 978-80-01-05592-2 / authors Benjamin Fragner, Vladislava Valchářová / contributing editorial work Jan Zikmund, Lukáš Beran, Tomáš Skřivan, Petr Vorlík, Iva Dvořáková, Tomáš Krajčinovský, Anna Štefánková / proofreading Hana Hlušičková / scientific review Pavel Halík, Svatopluk Zídek / translation Robin Cassling / graphic design Jan Forejt / dtp Formall / print HRG Litomyšl / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague to coincide with an exhibition of the same name and with the support of Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, the Vestiges of Industry Platform, and the Technical Monuments Committee of the Czech Chamber of Certified Engineers and Technicians and the Czech Union of Civil Engineers

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Industrial Topography / Zlín Region (DVD)

The twelfth volume of Industrial Topography is devoted to the Zlín Region. DVD localizes 234 buildings and sites and contains 4 maps.

The DVD is part of a project carried out by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University with the support of the Ministry of Culture’s programme of applied research on national and cultural identity (NAKI). Its objective is to map industrial heritage in the regions of the Czech Republic. It identifies values and draws attention to the heritage passed down from the industrial age and it seeks opportunities for their adapted new use.

 

Jan Zikmund (ed.), Industrial Topography / Zlín Region (DVD), Prague 2014.

Czech; ISBN 978-80-01-05552-6 / authors Lukáš Beran, Klára Brůhová, Veronika Fousková, Daniel Froněk, Benjamin Fragner, Anna Kašíková, Miroslav Kindl, Irena Lehkoživová, Linda Mašková, Štefan Molnár, Jan Pechánek, Jana Stará, Milan Starec, Vladislava Valchářová, Martin Vonka, Petr Vorlík, Filip Vrána, Jan Zikmund, Michal Zlámaný / DVD concept Petr Vorlík, René Bezvald / proofreading Blanka Kynčlová / scientific review Ladislav Buchta, Jan Štětina / graphic design Jan Forejt / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague in conjunction with the Technical Monuments Committee of the Czech Chamber of Certified Engineers and Technicians and the Czech Union of Civil Engineers and the Association of Historical Settlements in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia

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Industrial Topography / South Bohemian Region (DVD)

The eleventh volume of Industrial Topography is devoted to the South Bohemian Region. DVD localizes 655 buildings and sites and contains 7 maps.

The DVD is part of a project carried out by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University with the support of the Ministry of Culture’s programme of applied research on national and cultural identity (NAKI). Its objective is to map industrial heritage in the regions of the Czech Republic. It identifies values and draws attention to the heritage passed down from the industrial age and it seeks opportunities for their adapted new use.

 

Jan Zikmund – Jan Červinka – Tomáš Droppa (edd.), Industrial Topography / South Bohemian Region (DVD), Prague 2014.

Czech; ISBN 978-80-01-05551-9 / authors Jakub Bacík, Klára Brůhová, Lukáš Beran, Jan Červinka, Libor Doležal, Zuzana Drahotušská, Tomáš Droppa, Veronika Fousková, Benjamin Fragner, Adam Hašpica, Patrik Hoffman, Pavel Jákl, Jana Krákorová, Tomáš Kužel, Šárka Jiroušková, Irena Lehkoživová, Ladislav Mergl, Lumír Mlčák, Jan Otýpka, Jaroslav Pejša, Tomáš Řepa, Jiří Sedláček, Milan Starec, Tomáš Šenberger, Milena Šenbergerová, Anna Šubrtová, Filip Tomášek, Vladislava Valchářová, Martin Vonka, Petr Vorlík, Jan Zikmund, Michal Zlámaný, Eva Žáčková / DVD concept Petr Vorlík, René Bezvald / proofreading Blanka Kynčlová / scientific review Lenka Popelová, Svatopluk Zídek / graphic design Jan Forejt / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague in conjunction with the Technical Monuments Committee of the Czech Chamber of Certified Engineers and Technicians and the Czech Union of Civil Engineers and the Association of Historical Settlements in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia

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Industrial Topography / Central Bohemian Region (DVD)

The tenth volume of Industrial Topography is devoted to the main city Prague. DVD localizes 1223 buildings and sites and contains 12 maps.

The DVD is part of a project carried out by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University with the support of the Ministry of Culture’s programme of applied research on national and cultural identity (NAKI). Its objective is to map industrial heritage in the regions of the Czech Republic. It identifies values and draws attention to the heritage passed down from the industrial age and it seeks opportunities for their adapted new use.

 

Vladislava Valchářová (ed.), Industrial Topography / Central Bohemian Region (DVD), Prague 2014.

Czech; ISBN 978-80-01-05551-9 / authors Lukáš Beran, Zdeněk Beran, Milan Blažej, Jan Červinka, Libor Doležal, Zuzana Drahotušská, Tomáš Droppa, Václav Dvořák ml., Dita Dvořáková, Eva Dvořáková, Veronika Fousková, Benjamin Fragner, Daniel Froněk, Olga Groszová, Hana Hlušičková, Michal Horáček, Pavel Jákl, Jaroslav Jásek, Šárka Jiroušková, Tereza Kaňková, Vladislav Kopřiva, Robert Kořínek, Tomáš Kužel, Viktor Mácha, Linda Mašková, Jan Pechánek, Jaroslav Pejša, Tomáš Řepa, Jiří Sedláček, Vlastislav Smutný, Milan Starec, Tomáš Šenberger, Petra Vinařová, Tomáš Voldráb, Martin Vonka, Vladislava Valchářová, Petr Vorlík, Jan Zikmund, Michal Zlámaný / DVD concept Petr Vorlík, René Bezvald / scientific review Lenka Popelová, Svatopluk Zídek / graphic design Jan Forejt / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague in conjunction with the Technical Monuments Committee of the Czech Chamber of Certified Engineers and Technicians and the Czech Union of Civil Engineers and the Association of Historical Settlements in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia

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Factory Chimneys. Function, Construction, Architecture

In 1906, František Klokner (1872–1960) published his essay On factory stacks in the journal Vynálezy a pokroky (Inventions and Progress). He introduced the general public to stack functions, design and technical solutions, illustrating how record-breaking and outstanding stacks were built and also drawing the reader’s attention to their aesthetic qualities. This book draws on his important contribution and much broadens its scope significantly at the same time, introducing new facts that have emerged in the last hundred years.

The book looks back at the origins of stacks, demonstrates how functional and technological requirements influenced the construction, describes the typology of stack structures, introduces the reader to brick, steel and reinforced concrete stacks while discussing their creators and outlining the construction technology. The main focus of this work, however, lies on the present time: What is the value of our stacks? Why do we need to preserve them? How can they be re-used? The most of our stacks have become useless, silent witnesses of their time facing the risk of destruction. The question has arisen how to possibly integrate them in our current, post-industrial era. The book concludes with a catalogue of 23 selected extant stacks. While some of them are still in operation, some have won their chance for a new life. But there are some stacks that are falling into ruins facing the uncertain future. The book has been written as a part of research project titled Industrial Topography – new use of industrial heritage in the Czech Republic as a part of national and cultural identity (Grant No. DF11P01OVV016), which is supported under the NAKI (National and Cultural Identity) programme of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, and it forms an integral part of the education and registration methodology Using the potential of historical industrial architecture and its urban-planning role in the territory.

 

Martin Vonka, Factory Chimneys. Function, Construction, Architecture, Prague 2014.

224 pages; Czech, English summary; 184 images; ISBN 978-80-01-05566-3 / author Martin Vonka / contributing editorial work Benjamin Fragner, Jan Zikmund / scientific review Petr Svobodný, Bohumil Ježek / proofreading Hana Hlušičková / index Anna Vinklárková / translation Jana Kinská / graphic design and typesetting Jan Zikmund / technical support Jan Forejt, Gabriel Fragner, Jiří Klíma / print PBtisk / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague with the support of the Omega – Teplotechna Prague a. s. and the Association for the District Heating of the Czech Republic

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