The fall and winter season at the České Budějovice House of Art will be dedicated to contemporary European architecture. The first event in this regard is The Practice of Architecture by Sergison Bates Architects. The studio, which has offices in London and Zurich, was founded in 1996 by Jonathan Sergison (1964) and Stephen Bates (1964), who were joined in 2006 by Mark Tuff.
In their breadth and scope, the studio’s projects touch on all areas of architecture and urbanism. The architects of Sergison Bates Architects work on a wide range of projects from urban planning to renovation; they design public buildings, residential projects, and private homes. The main characteristic of their work is a highly sensitive respect for the building site, a reductive approach to design, and a good sense for material.
The studio’s architects place great value on and try to respond to the building site’s historical character, but at the same time they are fully aware of the questions faced by modern European cities, including the need to meet changing demands for housing. They also explore what possibilities and strategies the cities of today and tomorrow have to offer, and are aware of the legacy left in Europe’s cities by various architectural styles over history.