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Architecture Acts is a multidisciplinary and award-winning platform for Art and Architecture based in Prague. Founded and directed by Hana Petrik and Martin Kropac, Architecture Acts is an open-ended dialogue and rigorous exploration of the field with international team of talented collaborators, current and past.

Both Hana and Martin have extensive experience working as architects in renowned architectural firms in Madrid, Los Angeles and New York.

Currently the office is working on multitude of projects ranging from exhibition design, residential and cultural projects, workshops, lectures to urban plans and large-scale developments.

 

Hana Petrik studied Design Theory at University of Liechtenstein in the studio of Xavier Calderon. She has been a visiting scholar at UDK Berlin in the studio of Weil Arets. Her architectural endeavors began at Czech Technical University in Prague and continued at Kansas State University. Hana has worked as an architect in Aspen, Los Angeles and New York.

  • MSc Arch (Master of Science in Architecture)
    University of Liechtenstein
    Universität der Künste Berlin
  • BArch (Bachelor of Architecture)
    Kansas State University

Martin Kropac received his postgraduate degree in architecture at Columbia University in New York after studying architecture at Kansas State University and Czech Technical University in Prague. He has studied and worked in the studio of Alberto Campo Baeza in Madrid. He is the winner of the ABF Young Architect Award 2009 as well as several scholarships including a Columbia research grant to study modern Brazilian architecture of João Batista Vilanova Artigas. After graduation from GSAPP, Martin worked in New York at Steven Holl Architects and taught studio and various courses at the School of Architecture and Design NYIT. He is a licensed architect in the Czech Republic and a doctoral candidate at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.

  • PhD candidate at UMPRUM in Prague
  • MSAAD (Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design)
    GSAPP Columbia University in New York
  • Ing. arch. (Master of Architecture)
    Czech Technical University in Prague
  • BArch (Bachelor of Architecture)
    Kansas State University
  • ČKA 04232
    Registered architect

 

CURRENT TEAM MEMBERS

David Lasek
David Lasek
David joins the team in the midst of his spring semester at the Faculty of Architecture in Prague. He comes from a great Czech town Litomysl, the birthplace of classical composer Bedrich Smetana, whose influence on David's sense for composition is a self evident quality that he brings in the creative process.
Hana Hucikova
Hana Hucikova
Hana is a young architect and freelancer with long working and academic experience in Czech republic and abroad. In the studio she is an essential collaborator and contributor, helping dreams come true, projects done right and ideas built. She does not usually wear glasses, she is very smart naturally.
Tullio Polisi
Tullio Polisi
Tullio Polisi is a Sicilian architect and engineer with several years of professional practice in Italy and Czech Republic. He has traveled around the world and visited many milestone and contemporary examples of great architecture from which he drives inspiration in his everyday work. He enjoys challenges of the architectural profession and is always eager to learn new tools and techniques to move forward.
Katerina Krebsova
Katerina Krebsova
Prior studying architecture in A2 studio at UMPRUM, Katerina studied product and furniture design. Wide range of educational background enable her to think in all scales from detail to urban context.
Jakub Wiesner
Jakub Wiesner
The nephew of Hans Kollhoff, Jakub brings expertise in architectural detail and passion for functional whole. He rejects non-essential and insists on critical precision. His second favorite thing to do - archery - also begins with arch.
Martin Rezac
Martin Rezac
Optimism and richness of early Koolhass work is evident in Martin's work. He became expert on futuristic complex merging geometries and old-school display methods.

PAST COLLABORATORS

Assunta Di Iorio
Assunta Di Iorio
Tiziana Donadio
Tiziana Donadio
Davide Caneo
Davide Caneo
Klara Zugarova
Klara Zugarova
Beatriz García Lapaz
Beatriz García Lapaz
Karolina Hahn
Karolina Hahn
Filippo Centonze
Filippo Centonze
Marianna Antoniadou
Marianna Antoniadou
Alessia Capone
Alessia Capone
Tiziana Tasca
Tiziana Tasca
Domenico Busa
Domenico Busa
Martina Zvonarova
Martina Zvonarova