The Office (*2010, Brno, Czech Republic)
Extensive experience from the Czech Republic and abroad makes it possible for us to appreciate a large number of contexts. Our major ambition is to come up with proposals that accentuate local qualities and resonate worldwide. We believe this approach has the potential to positively affect the way our planet evolves.

This constitutes our studio’s DNA. At present, we are a team of 40 architects from all over the world. We are convinced that this diversity ensures a variety of insights and perspectives. A pivotal part of our approach is promoting architecture. We constantly seek to present our projects to the public, introducing them, on a regular basis, in a number of professional as well as lifestyle magazines across the globe.

The Workflow
Team
The first thing we do is create a strong multidisciplinary team for each project. Also, we believe a professional discussion with civil engineers, specialists in the field of energy efficiency, landscape architects, interior designers, and experts in sociological composition of users should start as early as the first sketch stage, and subsequent development of the project should reflect the conclusions arrived at during this discussion. The result is a team comprising about 20 members. These people work on and develop the proposal with due professional care and diligence.

Research
Our internal research team takes about two weeks to investigate existing approaches to the chosen topic before the studio actually commences work. The aim is to become familiar with the relevant issues and how these issues have developed.

Design stage
After visiting and investigating the site, our internal team of architects go on to consider the largest number of alternative approaches possible. We normally create dozens of approaches during the first volume stage. Such testing provides us with accurate knowledge of the site, context and the client’s specifications. While working on alternatives we also discover what could be called the first “load-bearing” elements of the final proposal. The final proposal is typically a composite of load-bearing elements forming the basis of each of such alternatives.

Result
We do not provide or advocate generic solutions. Instead, we always strive to propose a unique, innovative, sustainable, and site- and client-specific project.

And last but not the least,
architecture is our passion!
We love it!

Ondřej Chybík (* 1985, Brno, Czech Republic) studied architecture and urban design in Brno, in Graz and at ETH Zurich. He is a holder of the Rector’s Award from BUT in Brno (Brno University of Technology) and he won the Bohuslav Fuchs award for best project design at the Faculty of Architecture of the Brno University of Technology. After completing his studies, he worked at the Viennese studio, PPAG. His work was exhibited at the MoMA NYC as part of Uneven Growth exhibition. In 2015 Forbes selected him in “30 under 30” list.

Michal Krištof (* 1986, Kláštor pod Znievom, Slovakia) studied architecture and urban design in Brno and Brussels and is also holder of the Rector’s Award from BUT in Brno. After graduation he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG in Copenhagen. In 2016 Forbes selected him in “30 under 30” list.

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2017

AWARDS
1st prize / international architectural competition „New administrative center of Czech Forestry“, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

LECTURES
Design your own success with architect Michal Kristof, The Spot, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

JURIES
Student Competition Xella CZ, Moravian Gallery, New Building for Contemporary Art Collections, Michal Kristof, Brno, Czech Republic

2016

AWARDS
Special award / architectural competition New Cvernovka, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
nominee
/ German Design Award 2017 – Excellent Communications Design, “Czech Expo Pavilion”, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

EXHIBITIONS
Brno Architecture is Worldwide Again, Galerie Vankovka, Brno, Czech Republic
Workshop Czech Pavilion Expo & CHKAU Studio, Slevarna Vankovka, Brno, Czech Republic

LECTURES
AKO SA TO: How does the studio work? Faculty of Architecture STU, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Direct Link Poznan – Brno, University of Arts, Poznan, Poland
Architekti CZ – fifth discussion of Czech leading architects, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Beseda u bigbítu, Tasov, Czech Republic
Form Follows: Jack Self & Future Architecture 20×20 Presentations, Graz, Austria
Pecha Kucha Night vol. 23 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Dialogues about architecture – Junior:Matador, DEPO2015, Plzen, Czech Republic
Pecha Kucha Night vol. 2 Liberec, Czech Republic
Architekti CZ – third panel discussion of Czech leading architects, Zlin, Czech Republic
Architekti CZ – second panel discussion of Czech leading architects, Liberec, Czech Republic
Conference Youngtech, MeetFactory, Praha, Czech Republic
Inspiring Morning in Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic

JURIES
Urban design competition South centre – railway station under Petrov, Brno, Ondrej Chybik, Czech Republic
Architectural competition for constructing library and communal centre in Uvaly, Ondrej Chybik, Czech Republic

2015

AWARDS
nominee
/ “Czech EXPO Pavilion” in TOP 5 selection, category Green Architecture of Idea Tops 2015 AWARD, Shenzhen, China
3rd prize / bronze Award for Czech pavilion in category of Architecture of Expo 2015 Milano, Italy
1st prize / invited architectural competition „Multifunctional object Mlynska“, Brno, Czech Republic
2nd prize / invited architectural competition „Residential complex in Barrandov“, Prague, Czech Republic
1st prize / invited architectural competition „Riverside apartments“, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic

EXHIBITIONS
EXPO begins in Villa Stiassni Urban interventions, “Plavidlo kultury a oddechu”, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Temporary usage of the South Centre, debate within Uklidme Cesko challenge, Brno, Czech Republic
Showroom of architecture, Brno, Czech Republic
Veranda for Rio de Janeiro within Uneven Growth exhibition, Museum of Modern art MoMA, Ondrej Chybik + coll. ETH Zurich, New York, USA

LECTURES
Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 8 Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic
Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 26, Hong Kong
World Exhibitions EXPO – Michal Kristof, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Urbanism and Dockside 18600, Prague, Czech Republic
Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 6 Olomouc, Czech Republic

JURIES
Student contest Superstudio, Michal Kristof, Brno, Czech Republic
Student contest Jested f Kleci, Ondrej Chybik, Liberec, Czech Republic

2014

AWARDS
honorable mention / architectural competition „Church of Pentecost in Brno-Lisen”, Czech Republic
architectural competition „Kindergarten in Fulnek”, Czech Republic

LECTURES
Czech pavilion EXPO 2015, Faculty of Architecture BUT Brno, Czech Republic
Modern architecture, for SPS Hodonin students, Czech Republic
Brno-Introspection, Cafe Praha, Brno, Czech Republic
Modularity, discussion at Karlin Studios, Praha, Czech Republic
Design and Build Long and Coherently, discussion on urban planning, Brno, Czech Republic
Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 14 Plzen, Czech Republic

JURIES
Architectural competition for adaptation of the complex in Tehelne Pole, Michal Kristof, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

2013

AWARDS
1st prize
/ architectural competition Czech Expo Pavilion, Milano, Italy
3rd prize / architectural competition ”Stvanice Island”, Praha, Czech Republic
1st prize / invited architectural competition ”Waltrovka”, Praha, Czech Republic

LECTURES
Informal Discussion Supper #7, gallery/CZD, Praha, Czech Republic Theatre at Boulevard, Brno, Czech Republic

2012

AWARDS
3rd prize / architectural competition Green City, Graz, Austria

LECTURES
Bratislava architecture in sixties and seventies: Hate or love? Bratislava, Slovakia
Start up of architectural office, PR, marketing and role of architects in the 21st century society. Part of Mediation of Architecture workshop, Brno, Czech Republic
Discussion about the potential and the future of waterfronts in Brno, Brno House of Arts, Czech Republic
Modular architecture, lecture at Brno Circuit, Czech Republic
Living forms evolution in Middle Europe, Faculty of Architecture BUT Brno, Czech Republic
Pecha Kucha Night vol. 18 Zilina, Slovakia
Discussion on Brno architectural future, Brno House of Arts, Czech Republic

2011

AWARDS
1st prize
/ architectural competition ”Apartment building Danubia Park”, Cunovo, Slovakia
2nd prize / architectural competition ”Masterplan Danubia Park”, Cunovo, Slovakia
1st mention / architectural competition ”Family house Danubia Park”, Cunovo, Slovakia
1st prize / architectural competition ”Central Group – Living 2050”, Czech Republic

LECTURES
First Steps, ARCHIP, Praha, Czech Republic FORMAT 400, Faculty of Architecture, BUT Brno, Czech Republic
Pecha Kucha Night at Vienna Design Week, Vienna, Austria
Pecha Kucha Night Vol.16 Bratislava, Slovakia
Pecha Kucha Night Vol.16 Kosice, Slovakia
Salon of Woodenhouses, Expo Holesovice, Prague, Czech Republic

2010

AWARDS
Bohuslav Fuchs Prize, Faculty of Architecture
, BUT / Ondrej Chybik
1st prize / South Centre Masterplan ”Southern Moravian Award 2010”
1st prize / architectural competition ”Wooden House”, Czech Republic

LECTURES
FORMAT 400, Faculty of Architecture, BUT Brno, Czech Republic

2009

AWARDS
Rector’s Prize Brno University of Technology
/ Ondrej Chybik
3rd prize / architectural competition “New Czech Low-energy House”, Czech Republic
Shortlisted 2nd Phase / architectural competition “New Town Hall in Jesenik“, Czech Republic

LECTURES
Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 1 Brno, Czech Republic
Marginalie, House of Art Brno, Czech Republic

2008

AWARDS
1st prize
/ architectural competition “Wooden House”, Czech Republic
1st mention / architectural competition “New Czech Low-energy House”, Czech Republic
2nd prize / architectural competition ”Xella2008”, Slovakia
1st mention / architectural competition ”Family House Knauf”, Czech Republic
3rd prize / architectural competition ”Family House Rockhouse”, Czech Republic
3rd prize / architectural competition ”Opava Completion of Masarska”, Czech Republic

LECTURES
Lecture My Houses 2005-2008, Faculty of Civil Engineering, department of Architecture, UT Ostrava, Czech Republic
Lecture at the Day of Steel Construction, BVV Brno, Czech Republic

2007

AWARDS
1st prize
/ architectural competition “Skyscraper in Brno”, Czech Republic
1st prize / architectural competition “Masaryk University interior”, Czech Republic
1st prize / architectural competition “Tondach“, Czech Republic
1st prize / architectural competition “Koma modular “, Czech Republic
3rd prize / architectural competition “Family house in Davle“, Czech Republic
Shortlisted 2nd Phase / architectural competition “New Vydrica“ in Bratislava, Slovakia
3rd prize / architectural competition ”The Square in Brandys nad Labem”, Czech Republic
1st prize / architectural competition ”Meyer Mill”, Czech Republic
1st mention / architectural competition ”Masterplan Velke Pavlovice”, Czech Republic

2006

AWARDS
1st prize
/ architectural competition ”Czech Building and Loan Association”, Czech Republic
1st mention / architectural competition ”Central Group” , Czech Republic
1st prize / architectural competition ”Xella2006”, Slovakia
3rd prize / architectural competition ”The New Square in Ruzomberok”, Slovakia