Monthly Archives: March 2012

Restoring Villa Tugendhat

Dwell Most home renovations don’t require trips to New York’s MoMA to look at original construction plans. But when you are working on one of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s best preserved buildings no stone is left unturned. In March, his Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czech Republic, reopened after an $8.8 million, two-year reconstruction…. Read more »

Underground and unappreciated

Czech Position Prague’s metros offer superb public art – if you pause to have a look Rushing through them daily, most people barely look up, much less pause to admire their surroundings in the Prague metro system. But sitting in plain view are some priceless works of art from the oft overlooked ‘70s and ‘80s…. Read more »

Hands on museum for kids to get to grips with recycling

Czech Position A new type of interactive museum for children stages its first exhibition with the onus on kids contributing to the show Don’t touch! No running! Be quiet! Museums in general are just not kid friendly – there are simply too many rules. Plus what kid wants to look at paintings of old people… Read more »

Snowboard Revolution

Czech Position Crossover piece at Prague’s Ponec theater showcases snowboarding history in the Czech Republic through dance, song and acrobatics Did you see that alley-oop and chicken salad air? If you know these terms, there’s a new theater piece for you playing at Prague’s Divadlo Ponec. Snežná revoluce (Snowboard revolution) puts the history of how… Read more »

Prague’s housing glut: legacy of 2008

Financial Times With a glut of new apartments saturating Prague’s residential market, you might think the city’s developers would be exercising their marketing skills to sell existing stock, some of which has been languishing unsold for nearly two years. But according to recent research by Ekospol, a developer, the Czech capital could see another 20,000… Read more »

Waiting to be saved: the state of Prague’s train stations

Czech Position Organizers hope to show revitalizing train stations will enliven Prague neighborhoods while preserving some Czech architectural gems As a place people go to leave town, or welcome someone home, train stations are still often filled with romance and nostalgia. Typically built in enviable areas of town and to a standard politicians of the… Read more »

Prague’s residential glut grows

Business New Europe With a glut of new apartments saturating Prague’s residential market, one might assume that the city’s developers would be exercising their marketing skills to sell existing stock, some of which has been languishing unsold for nearly two years. But according to a recent research report by Ekospol, the Czech capital could see… Read more »