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Eva Jiricna Architects 6 Staircases
Eva Jiricna Architects
Eva Jiricna
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Hardcover 192 pp (Nov 1, 2001) Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Publications ISBN: 082306896X

Eva Jiricna Books

Eva Jiricna Book
Whether exposed to public view in shops, offices and museums, or hidden away for private enjoyment in domestic interiors, staircases say much about the creativity and skill of an architect or designer. Presenting 49 key international projects from the last few years, this book by Eva Jiricna provides a showcase for this sculptural of all architectural features.

The book begins with a historical overview of staircases from the ancient world to the 20th century. This is followed by themed chapters focusing on landscape staircases, glass stairs, staircases as main features, stairs as sculpture, technical stairs and minimalist staircases. Projects featured range from Calatrava’s footbridge at Bilbao to Philippe Starck’s theatrical bar in Mexico City and are accompanied by commentaries. Among the architects and designers discussed are Tadao Ando, Ron Arad, I.M. Pei and Renzo Piano. This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Reviewer: A reader from Glasgow
I was anxiously excited, whilst waiting for the arrival of this fantastic book. I had scoured many bookshops for over a year in search of it. This is a wonderfully illustrated book, providing a huge variation of staircases to admire. Eva Jiricna explores what has become a mundane and everyday object, and shown how it can be an exciting and aesthetically pleasing feature of any building. It features staircases from around the world, constructed from a variety of materials, some you would never have thought of until a few years ago, many pioneered by Eva herself, such as the glass staircase. A must have for anyone who is mystified by the unique and beautiful qualities of staircases.

The Joseph Shops, London 1979-88
Eva Jiricna (Architecture in Detail)

Jose Manser; Richard Bryant, Alastair Hunter,
Carolina Aivars (Illustrators)
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Paperback 60 pp (1991) Publisher: Phaidon Press ISBN: 1854544454
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An illustration of the shop interiors which resulted from the partnership between patron Joseph Ettegudi and the architect Eva Jiricna. They started working together in 1979 and have collaborated on a series of shop interiors which have won international acclaim.

Those amongst them which most strongly demonstrate important stages in the development and progression of this partnership are described and illustrated in this monograph.
Each individual Eva Jiricna Architects interior is documented by outsize photographs (many in full colour), plans and sections drawn to scale, detailed working drawings of selected fitments and of the high-tech staircases which are a feature of Jiricna’s shops. The interiors of their shops are noted for their use of space and lighting and also for the manner in which materials are used.

The book is intended for use by architects, interior designers, retail designers and students. As part of the “Architecture in Detail” series, the book does not contain a formal contents list. The common layout of the books in the series is: essay, photographs, specially commissioned drawings, reference details (bibliography and chronology). Each of these monographs is designed to be a complete and accurate archival record and intended to be the standard reference on that building for students and scholars as well as practising architects.

Eva Jiricna Architects

Eva Jiricna Architects is an architectural and design practice based in London with an international portfolio of residential, commercial and retail interiors; furniture, products and exhibitions; private and public buildings. The practice is at the forefront of innovation in form and technology, with highly crafted and detailed designs employing classic materials – glass, steel and stone – in a thoroughly modern language.

Eva Jiricna’s dramatic staircases, delicately fashioned but sturdily engineered with glass treads and steel cables – central features of both retail and residential schemes – possess sculptural qualities that add to the fluidity of the internal spaces.

Eva Jiricna, Hotel Josef
Hotel Josef, Prague: images by Eva Jiricna Architects

Most recently, Eva Jiricna’s holistic design approach has been applied to the 110 bedroom Hotel Josef in Prague (above, opening in mid-2002). This project follows EJA’s completion of a glass and steel structure for the new Orangery in the grounds of Prague’s Castle, a thoroughly contemporary addition to a unique set of heritage buildings.

Eva Jiricna, Hotel
Hotel Josef, Prague: images by Eva Jiricna Architects

A book by Eva Jiricna was published in Autumn 2005

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