Petr Dubecký

Petr Dubecký (1988) is a student of architecture, a painter and an illustrator living in the Czech Republic.

Education

2013
School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
international exchange program – Visual and Critical Studies, Illustration
2008—now
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (AAAD)
Architecture Studio II, led by Ing. arch. Ivan Kroupa

Exhibitions

2012
New Tower of Prague
architecture competition exhibition, Hall of Architects in Prague
2011
Saloni del Mobile Milano, Italy
AAAD exposition “Desire”, Milan, Italy
2008—2012
Artsemestr
final commission exhibition, AAAD, Prague
2009
A1234
architecture studios exhibition, DOX Gallery in Prague
2008
Art for Life
AIDS research support exhibition, Chemistry Gallery in Prague
2008
Doteď / By Now
solo exhibition, Karlova Koruna Castle, Chlumec nad Cidlinou
2006
Joe Keř
comics exhibition, Poděbrady

Contact

Mobile: +1-917-293-0402
Email: petr.dubecky@gmail.com

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Joe Keř

2005—2010, Prague

Joe Ker Comics is my attempt starting at the age of 15 to create a comic adventure saga of a young boy Joe, which, rather than illustrating Joe's stories, tells a story about myself and my adolescence.

The King Himself

2009—2011, Prague

Regardless of the visual perception independence, there is an experience which cannot be shared with anyone else in the world. This is the main topic of the comics “The King Himself”.

The comics is about a blind boy who has the ability to enter a world not open to ordinary people. His pure world does not allow visual judgments. From this point of view, for the rest of us, our sight can sometimes be a disadvantage, which prevents us from focusing on the real merits.

I wanted to picture a world perceived in a completely different way. Let the context be described from a perspective it deserves, and let the detail remain rational – just like when a blind man walks through a city.

Midsummer Night

2009, Poděbrady

Metamorphosis can mean anything. Sometimes an aesthetic change, sometimes a deeper thinking over the former path, sometimes just a reincarnation of lies into the truth. Kafka's Prague became a great inspiration for this 10-page comics as well as my desire to change and tell my parents the big secret.

Three Towers Pavilion

Amazon Pavilion in Prague Zoo.

2010, AAAD Prague
supervised by Ing. arch. Ivan Kroupa & Ing. arch. Jana Moravcová

The new Amazon Jungle pavilion in Prague Zoo, located in the district of Troja, is a reconstruction of a former, inconvenient pavilion for large mammals, preserving most of its original concrete structures.

If the existing exposures are reorganized, the area offers a generous capacity for use of space. I propose a solution which respects the spectrum of fauna and flora and simplifies the area for the visitors as well as for services. The main mass of the pavilion is unsuspected, hidden below the walking platform. Only three 40-meter-high pavilion towers culminate above the ground, becoming the signature of both the Amazon Jungle Pavilion and the whole urban site.

Pankrác Square

Revitalization of Pankrác Square in Prague.

2011, AAAD Prague
supervised by Ing. arch. Ivan Kroupa & Ing. arch. Jana Moravcová

The city of Prague can be decoded as a system of short- and long-term needs, socio-cultural phenomena, or politic and economic strategies. All these create a living structure with its own hierarchy and objectives. It's the political, social, cultural and economic climate which affects the whole city system and impacts the objectives, so the goals are bases on political, social, cultural, economic or other desires. The character of the objectives vary during the development of the city and very often one objective dominates over another. Limiting selection from a town's life, the city becomes a torso and is formed into a dysfunctional area.

The area of Pankrác platform was transformed throughout the years 1948 to 1989 in the era of the Communist Party. It led to favoring one collective social objective (housing needs hidden under a lodgement of communist political ideology) above the others causing a strict mono-function. Whenever the collective needs formed a premise for action, it had a deeper impact on the city and its inhabitants. Deconstruction of the old city and the following creation of a new “modern” one led to a loss of collective consciousness and dissolved neighborhood identity. Pankrác is just one example of this; it is a problem for many other European cities.

My aim for this project was not to create an urban space but rather the conditions under which such an urban space would naturally arise.

Opera District

Brownfield master plan for Porto Alegre, Brasil.

2008, AAAD Prague
supervised by Ing. arch. Ivan Kroupa & Ing. arch. Jana Moravcová

Water and earth, the two allegorical powers define a matrix of lines, which sets up the urban design as a whole as well as its individual details. The buildings emerge from water to become a firm part of the ground. The volumes are low and compact adjusting to the visitor and respecting his every movement requirement as he walks, rides a bike, drives a car, etc.

The focus behind the design of the urban layout is the unit of time derived from the concepts of movement and speed. The design includes my favorite part, La Passegiata, a possibility to walk from the roof of the structure down to the coast.

The form is solid. The shape of the waterfront neighborhood gives the impression of sand washed out by water. The horizon is clean, and streets are meandering, surprising you with every round of a corner, providing new perspective. The volume of the Opera House respects the “sloping” structure and has no ambition to act as a landmark on its own. This function is created by the mix of buildings and neighborhood in its entirety.

Tower House

House for a TV maniak.

2010, AAAD Prague
supervised by Ing. arch. Ivan Kroupa & Ing. arch. Jana Moravcová

The house is a result of equal consideration of overlapping opposites – intimacy and eccentricity, interior and exterior, openness vs. closeness, mobility and immobility, variability vs. stability.

The house's sophisticated form responds to the lowland character of Polabí acting as an observatory to the vast landscape that it overlooks. This idea is reflected in the layout of the house's generous central vertical area. Among other things, it contains the very important requirement of the investor: a technocratic, 4.2×2.8-meter-big TV.

Because of the scenic attitude created by the opposites used in the central space, the TV does not became a dominant of the interior. It remains a part of a system of adjustable lights, movable floors and other systems. Through all these technical capabilities, the house is able to react to the client's needs with changes of atmosphere or even layout. Each room keeps its own intimate character, but it can open up to be a part of the whole.

Mission

Monastery for the 21st century.

2009, AAAD Prague
supervised by Ing. arch. Ivan Kroupa & Ing. arch. Jana Moravcová

A single man. an architectural type of monastery can be found all over the world. It accomplishes requirements of individual isolation as well as compactness of a larger group of people.

A seeking man. A connection between Church and Science is historically very prolific. In my design it is emphasized by a never-ending loop of paths that show the human desire to understand the world and his role in it. These paths cross in many places throughout the structure thus creating an artificial landscape and defining generous spaces for laboratories, studies, library, kitchen, dormitory and others. The entire building is built around a garden courtyard.

A meditating man. The inner world is a scientific institution as well as a continuous spiritual space aiming towards God.

Suburbium

Conversion of the Prague urban sprawl outskirts.

2012, AAAD Prague
supervised by Ing. arch. Ivan Kroupa & Ing. arch. Jana Moravcová

Concerning the urban sprawl on a global scale, the Czech Republic can be considered to be at its periphery and while the western world is gradually stopping the devastation of cities’ outskirts, our country has just reached the peak of the boom.

If the process develops further without any regulations, landscape will gradually disappear, especially in the high-densely populated areas of the Central Bohemian region where an average distance among the settlements reaches 1.8 km! One huge agglomeration would be created – Megatropolis. This would finally lead to an extinction of the wildlife diversity as we know now, especially the pure rural one as well as the urban one. And as a suburb is not either a city or a village, but something in between, the life in it would not be urban or rural either.

The boundary between urban and rural become fundamental for my proposal of linear structures separating consistently the landscape from the urban space. Such a fixed boundary would guard the Order of things that has been developing in the Czech countries for centuries.

Rynek Grocery Chain

2012, Prague

The concept of the new Grocery Store Chain interior design was to upgrade and bring the overused rustic form in a new, fresh and rational way. Main expression of this “fresh stores concept” arose from the focus on the so often neglected store detail – a box.

Boxes create a product module and these create product sections emphasized by a three color schemes visually dividing the store into three parts. Regardless of the diversity in the color scheme, the space keeps its unity and directs the costumer successfully towards the aim of his grocery trip.

The box module system is comprehensive – offering a variety of different storage options to a possibility of a traditional product presentation – block lettering on a blackboard panel, so the information is always accurate. The layout of the store is an open space with a line of cooler showcases and a box module storage system on two sides.

Paintings

1) Bedtime Story.

2) Caput.

3) Flowers for Marilyn.

4) Helsinki.

5) Jezerní panna.

6) Helsinki Kakao Bar.

7) Merry Xmas.

8) Škoda je zemřít.

9) Hill.