Industrial Topography / Hradec Králové Region

The fourth volume of Industrial Topography is devoted to the Hradec Králové Region. Book localizes 757 buildings and sites in 532 items, contains 9 maps and 537 images.

The book 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 / Hradec Králové Region, Prague 2012.

368 pages; Czech, English/German introduction and editorial; 537 images; ISBN 978-80-01-05143-6 / authors Lukáš Beran, Milan Dospěl, Dita Dvořáková, Veronika Fousková, Benjamin Fragner, Hana Hlušičková, Pavel Jákl, Robert Kořínek, Alena Křížková, Irena Lehkoživová, Zuzana Křenková, Jakub Potůček, Viktor Mácha, Tomáš Řepa, Petr Vorlík, Jan Zikmund, Michal Zlámaný / proofreading Hana Hlušičková / translation Robin Cassling, Susanne Spurná / scientific review Pavel Halík / graphic design Jan Forejt / typesetting and print Studio Element / 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 / Pardubice Region

The third volume of Industrial Topography is devoted to the Pardubice Region. Book localizes 578 buildings and sites in 383 items, contains 9 maps and 380 images.

The book 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 / Pardubice Region, Prague 2012.

288 pages; czech, introduction and editorial in english and german; 380 images; ISBN 978-80-01-05045-3 / authors Libor Aksler, Lukáš Beran, Milan Dospěl, Dita Dvořáková, Veronika Fousková, Benjamin Fragner, Hana Hlušičková, Pavel Jákl, Miroslav Kindl, Robert Kořínek, Irena Lehkoživová, Zuzana Křenková, Viktor Mácha, Tomáš Med, Tomáš Řepa, Vladislava Valchářová, Petr Vorlík, Jan Zikmund, Michal Zlámaný / proofreading Hana Hlušičková / translation Robin Cassling, Susanne Spurná / scientific review Pavel Halík / graphic design Jan Forejt / typesetting and print Studio Element / 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 / Karlovy Vary Region

The second volume of Industrial Topography is devoted to the Karlovy Vary Region. Book localizes 407 buildings and sites in 284 items, contains 8 maps and 316 images.

The book 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.

 

Dita Dvořáková (ed.), Industrial Topography / Karlovy Vary Region, Prague 2011.

224 pages; Czech, English/German introduction and editorial; 316 images; ISBN 978-80-01-04919-8 / authors Lukáš Beran, Milan Dospěl, Dita Dvořáková, Veronika Fousková, Benjamin Fragner, Hana Hlušičková, Pavel Jákl, Miroslav Kindl, Zuzana Křenková, Viktor Mácha, Adéla Poubová, Vladislava Valchářová, Jan Vaňata, Petr Vorlík, Lubomír Zeman, Jan Zikmund, Michal Zlámaný / contributing editorial work Irena Lehkoživová, Simona Marková, Michael Rund, Tomáš Řepa, Lukáš Smola, Milan Starec, Dalibor Vondraš, Martin Vonka / proofreading Hana Hlušičková / translation Robin Cassling, Susanne Spurná / scientific review Pavel Halík / graphic design Jan Forejt / typesetting and print Studio Element / 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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Prague Railway Stations Un/Used

This publication was released to coincide with a conference and exhibition titled ‘Prague Railway Stations Un/Used’, which was organised in early March 2012 by Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera, the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage (VCPD) of the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University, and a civic initiative called ‘This Doesn’t All Belong to Developers’ (Tady není developerovo o. s).

The book is divided into two parts. The first contains papers by scholars writing about railway stations in Prague from the perspectives of history, architecture, urban studies, industrial heritage, and heritage conservation. The second part presents eighteen student projects with proposals for the adaptive re-use of Žižkov Freight Station in Prague; these projects were developed as part of a workshop organised by the VCPD and Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera in autumn 2011. The publication, exhibition, and conference were all prepared as part of work on the project ‘Industrial Topography of the Czech Republic – The Adaptive Re-Use of Industrial Heritage’ (DF11P01OVV016) supported by the NAKI (National and Cultural Heritage) programme of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

 

Benjamin Fragner – Tomáš Skřivan (edd.), Prague Railway Stations Un/Used, Prague 2012.

126 pages; Czech, English introduction; ISBN 978-80-01-05009-5 / authors Jan Aulík, Lukáš Beran, Benjamin Fragner, Michal Hlaváček, Pavel Kalina, Petr Krajči, Martin Krise, Jan Sedlák, Tomáš Šenberger, Ladislav Špaček, Tomáš Skřivan, Michal Zlámaný / contributing editorial work Lukáš Beran, Petr Herman, Matěj Stropnický, Dagmar Tomášová, Vladislava Valchářová, Jan Zikmund  / proofreading Hana Hlušičková / translation Robin Cassling / scientific review Jiří Suchomel / graphic design Tomáš Skřivan / logo Štěpán Malovec / print Kavka print, a. s. / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague, supported by the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, Ministry of Transport and Czech Railways

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Interwar Garages in the Czech Lands

This publication looks at how building culture evolved and transformed over the first half of the twentieth century in relation to the rise and spread of automobile culture. The automobile not only ushered in new ways of understanding time, space, and personal freedom, it accelerated the pace of globalisation and industrialisation, transformed the structure of urban and rural landscapes, and inspired a reappraisal of the process of creating and the very substance of architecture, as brand-new typological structures emerged in direction connection with automobile use – vast manufacturing grounds, small body shops, automobile repair shops, automobile showrooms, roadside cafés, petrol stations, and, of course, parking garages.

Observing the early development of such structures, how they spread and became widely established, provides special insight into the building culture that coincided with these developments, but it also sheds light on certain timeless issues and serves as an example of how new technological, spatial, and social requirements became organically integrated into the theory of modern architecture that was emerging with these developments. In these times of economic crisis and under the ethos of sustainable development, some valuable lessons can be drawn from two other dimensions of this subject: the need to straddle considerations of economy – both of finance and form – and the concurrent demands of elegance and comfort; and the emergence of a model approach to universal construction and layout, which was ideal for gradual adaptation or conversion to new use.

The book was prepared as part of work on the project ‘Industrial Topography of the Czech Republic – the Adaptive Re-use of Industrial Heritage’ supported by the NAKI programme (National and Cultural Identity) of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. It was printed with the support of a grant from SGS (the Student Grant Fund) of the Czech Technical University in the area of Sustainable Development and Historical Experience.

 

Petr Vorlík, Interwar Garages in the Czech Lands, Prague 2011.

136 pages; Czech, English summary; ISBN 978-80-01-04924-2 / translation Robin Cassling / scientific review Henrieta Moravčíková / graphic design Jan Forejt / typesetting and print Studio Element / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague

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