Martin Kloda + Hana Prochazkova
The studio’s main focus is classical architecture and the design and implementation of original experimental buildings, based mainly on the idea of technological and design simplicity, and site-specific projects using natural materials. The buildings erected as a result of a physical experiment, often with a low budget and their own physical work, have no ambition to change the perception of space or expand the boundaries of architecture, but rather to enrich a specific place and community.
Archwerk goal is to create, in the style of medieval building workers, a strictly unlimited creative group able to design and execute high-quality architectural works which cultivate (not only) Czech landscape and society.
Martin Kloda was born on May 8, 1969 in Ostrava. From 1987 to 1993 he studied architecture at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, in the atelier of prof. Engineering Architect Zdenek Kuna, since 1990 prof. Engineering Arch. Martin Rajniš. During his studies, he completed internships at the Vienna Hochschule fur Angewandte Kunst Wien in the atelier of prof. Spalt and prof. Kurt Gebauer´s Atelier of All Sculpture in Prague. He received his practice in architectural offices D.A.Studio and e-MRAK. In 2012, he founded the ARCHWERK studio, an architectural workshop. Besides architectural practice, he studies in the doctoral program at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University (FA ČVUT) and publishes texts focusing, among other things, on the current development of cities and the influence of buildings on the formation of public space. Since 2017, he has been working with the Metropolitan Plan Office at the Institute for Planning and Development of Prague (IPR).
Hana Prochazkova was born on September 5, 1986 in Pelhřimov. From 2006 to 2013 she studied architecture at the Faculty of Art and Architecture, Technical University of Liberec, in the atelier of prof. engineering architect Jaroslav Šafer, engineering architect Zdeněk Fránek, Phd., Engineering architect, academic architect Jan Hendrych. During her studies she completed internships at the Faculty of Architecture Prague in the atelier of Engineering Architect Michal Kuzemenský and Facoltá di Architettura Universita degli studi di Ferrara, Italy. She received her practice in architectural offices OK PLAN ARCHITECTS and ATAK ARCHITEKTI. In 2012, she became a partner in studio ARCHWERK the architectural workshop.