Reflecting on the sustainability of worldwide architecture and the good quality design accessibility has brought jakub cigler architekti, a.s., to found unlimitedJCA, a pro-bono department of the studio, considering that the art, architecture and the design promote a development. The inspiring environment is the background for the progress. When the basic needs are fulfilled, people search for the motivation and further stimulus.
The globalization has brought indifference to sites, traditions, cultures and to people´s lives. Many designs ignore the climate and local particularities, which creates the worldwide energy problem. Each case should be considered individually with the respect to vernacular aspects. It brings us to :::
::: to assist to identify the SUSTAINABLE architectural and artistic principles
::: to assist to create friendly PUBLIC spaces for everybody
::: to raise the public AWARENESS about the public space, the architecture and the design
::: to INTERCONNECT cultural, academic and private sectors
::: to promote NEW technologies and ideas in the architectural design while RESPECTING specificities of a community
::: to promote the architectural and the artistic EDUCATION and to support talents among architects and designers worldwide
::: to promote the PRESERVATION of the international architectural and cultural HERITAGE
Situated in the heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso is a landlocked Sahelien country between Mali, Niger, Bénin, Togo, Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Rather less affected by mass tourism and with few natural resources attractive to international concerns, the country has kept its authenticity. Burkina Faso has a very RICH CULTURAL heritage. From one region to another, lifestyles, customs, activities, crafts, music and dances have real specifics.
::: preservation study for the mosques in Bani … more
::: realisation of the art shelter for kAfULi with PROVIDA … more
::: design of the cultural centre for and with Bolo´Arts … more
::: active participation in conferences PPUB organised by MHU of BF
::: design of the collection cementJCA! bags and accessories … more
::: design of the centre for storytellers “la Forge” with bioarchi … more
::: study of a dance centre for EDIT with bioarchi … more
::: concept and reflections about a dance residency facilities
::: design of the JUMP HUB for the association JUMP … more
::: event “espace PUBLIC – espace pARTagé” with IF and bioarchi … more
::: scenic installation Réseautage with Atelier Andaere … more
::: workshops and trainings of design in public space… more
Ethiopia, the country with the continent´s largest concentration of UNESCO cultural sites… the country with complex history, with decent culture, the country with many paradoxes and contrasts, such as being amongst leaders of African Union development and clasified as one of the poorest country…
In Mauritania, Maghreb meets West Africa. The culture, life and population are remarkably diverse, still today anchored in ethnies: Arabs, Berberes, Wolofs, Sub-saharian Africans… The country serves naturally as a place of passage, even in these days often crossed by caravans coming from the desert heart of the continent. It seems that there are no limits in the horizont…
Called Ivory Coast, but maybe the true name should be Cocoa Coast – the country is number one in a cocoa production and with it capital Abidjan it is a commercial and a cultural hub of West Africa. With its lagoons, highways, international corporations, stylish bars it is an authentic showcase of the region…
::: participation in a workshop about the light conception for a dance performance by Un Pas Vers l´Avant
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Since 2012 the delegate designer is Michaela Solnická Volná, young Czech architect and designer with working experience from Ghana (2010 and 2012) and Burkina Faso (2012), and with educational background from ParisTech, ENSA Lyon, NCSU PI and architecture master degree completed in Prague.
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jakub cigler architekti, a.s. (JCA) is an architectural studio, which started its activities in 2001 in Prague, Czech Republic, as Cigler Marani Architects. It was founded by the Czech architect Jakub Cigler together with the American architect Vincent Marani. While Jakub Cigler has brought a creative experience of working in the domestic and international architectural scene to the company, Vincent Marani´s contribution consisted in the long-term experiences in the technical management of a number of projects in the contemporary American and European architecture. In these days studio JCA is lead by Jakub Cigler only and its reputated for its thoughtful approach with a focus on humanity and sustainability.
JCA are involved in many projects within Europe – above all in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Russia. The portfolio is vast: landscape design, public space design, residential and office buildings or interiors and retails. The team comprises almost 70 open-minded people who are aware of today´s difficulties in the field of sustainability, public space, community and humanity. That´s why the section unlimited Jakub Cigler Architekti has been launched as the architecture within the human commitment…
Big thanks go to everybody who joined us in our experience. Thank you for your advice, presence and energy!