TaK Architects

TaK Architects


  • Practice: TaK Architects
  • Website: tak2002.cz/
  • Firm Location: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Year: 2002

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TaK Architects Ing. architect Marek Tichý

Authorized architect and pedagogue at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague, which he graduated in 1995. In the years 1993 – 1994 he studied at the School of Architecture in Nantes and worked in Nantes and in Paris in the 3A Paris – Nantes atelier, in the years 1995 – 2001 he worked in the atelier SEA (Ecological Architecture Group), in 2002 he co-founded the architectural and engineering office Tichý & Kolářová and subsequently TaK Architects. Member of the Czech Chamber of Architects since 1999, Authorization without field restrictions. Assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture since 2005.

Practice Ideology

The TaK Architects office was established in 2002 by a team of architects and construction engineers who had been working together for many years. The main philosophy of the company is the belief that a house is a collective work, a variable of the client’s demand. Due to the architect’s fantasy, it gains contours and transforms into real space. During its existence, the office has realised hundreds of projects, and received many national and international awards. By design it engages in the context of historic and contemporary architecture, seeking balance between historic preservation, requirements of contemporary functional construction and authentic manifestation. The work is simultaneously a dialog – it is part of the work in regards to the client and an interdisciplinary cooperation. The experience of more than eighty projects – their reconstruction, rebuilding of historically protected objects, conversion and completion of historical areas in the area of Prague and Central Bohemian Region – is presented in thematic exhibitions, lectures and in publications.

An architect and university educator Marek Tichý is involved in the Czech Technical University in Prague, faculty of architecture. In 2002 he established and to this day conducts his own architectonical office TaK, which has long-term addressed contemporary and historical architecture. He presents the search for authentic architectonic manifestation, balance between historical preservation and requirements of contemporary and functional construction not only in his work, but also in thematic exhibitions, lectures and in publications.

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