Jan Kaplicky, Architect, Buildings, England Design Studio, Photo, Project, UK Office Info

Jan Kaplicky Architect, London

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Jan Kaplicky Exhibition

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Jan Kaplicky Exhibition in London News
The exhibition “Remembering Jan Kaplický – Architect of the Future” at the Design Museum in London
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Jan Kaplický Exhibition
Curator : Deyan Sudjic
Dates : 1 Jul – 1 Nov 2009
Deyan Sudjic comments: “Jan was a remarkable architect, and a brilliant artist. We can only now begin to understand his impact on the shape of the contemporary world”.

Key Projects by Jan Kaplicky / Future Systems

Buildings by Jan Kaplicky, alphabetical:

The Czech National Library, Prague, Czech Republic
Date built: 2007-
Czech National Library building design by Jan Kaplicky Architect
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Prague Library : design competition winner

Concert and Congress Hall of Antonín Dvořák, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

One of the last projects by Jan Kaplicky – Concert and Congress Hall of Antonín Dvořák, nicknamed ‘Black Stingray’, for České Budějovice town in southern Bohemia.

– http://www.designmagazin.cz/architektura/3058-jan-kaplicky-predstavil-budejovickeho-rejnokal

– http://bydleni.idnes.cz/kaplickeho-rejnok-by-mohl-privitat-prvni-navstevniky-uz-v-roce-2016-1c2-/architektura.aspx?c=A120814_124820_budejovice-zpravy_pp

According to the recent article, the project could be commissioned in 2016. Reports advise a planning permit is to be issued in March 2013.

Glasgow Bridge Competition, Scotland, UK
Mott MacDonald Ltd, Franklin and Andrews, Future Systems, McKeown Alexander ; Stand, Peter McCaughey, Loci
Future Systems architecture design by Jan Kaplicky Architect
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Glasgow Bridge Competition design by Jan Kaplicky

Lord’s Cricket Ground Media Stand, St John’s Wood, London, UK
Date built: 1999
Lords Cricket Ground  building design by Jan Kaplicky Architect
Lord’s Ground from MCC : Photo © Anthony Devlin
Lord’s Media Stand – NatWest Media Centre : Stirling Prize Winner 1999

Selfridges Birmingham, Bullring, Birmingham, central England, UK
Date built: 2005
Selfridges Birmingham building design by Jan Kaplicky Architect
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Birmingham Bullring

Shop, Oxford Street, London, England, UK
Date built: 2004
Future Systems London Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Shop by Future Systems Architects – Oxford Street London store

More projects by Jan Kaplicky architect online soon

Location: London, England, UK

Future Systems London Practice Information

Future Systems

The husband and wife partnership of Jan Kaplicky and Amanda Levete split after twenty years. Kaplicky retained the Future Systems name he established in 1979.

They divorced in 2006 and have both since remarried. Kaplicky married Czech film producer Eliska Fuchsová in 2007. Apparently their design approach diverged with Jan wishing to fully exploit curvilinear ideas, often labelled as ‘blob architecture’. Kaplicky considered his new national library in Prague could be the grand finale to his career.

Library in Prague
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Amanda Levete Architects

Jan was a good friend of fellow Czech architect Eva Jiricna, who also had an architecture practice in London (Ed. Adrian Welch – I worked there for two and a half years, in Mayfair and Islington).

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The Lords Cricket Ground Media Stand designed by Future Systems Architects was the Stirling Prize Winner in 1999.

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Swiss Re Building
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A House for Essex
Design: FAT Architecture and Grayson Perry
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photograph : Jack Hobhouse
A House for Essex

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