Archinect - News 2016-02-12T02:57:08-05:00 Providing egalitarian habitat for humanity Nam Henderson 2015-11-30T05:04:00-05:00 >2015-11-29T22:07:29-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="84" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>more of them were built in the former Czechoslovakia &mdash; in a boom that stretched from 1959 to 1995 &mdash; than any place else on what was once Soviet earth. Today, about a third of all Czechs and Slovaks, from all income brackets, still call their panelaks home</p></em><br /><br /><p>Lisa Schwarzbaum traveled to Bratislava to explore its ubiquitous&nbsp;panelaks (aka "panel house"), Soviet era&nbsp;concrete high-rise housing units. The city is also the home of&nbsp;monuments to new capitalism, such as&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aupark</a>&nbsp;shopping center and corporate complexes like Digital Park.</p><p>On a related note back in 2014, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hello Czech Republic</a>&nbsp;interviewed architect&nbsp;Michal Kohout&nbsp;regarding possible future(s) for the panelak housing estates.&nbsp;</p> Nice Architects Wins Bratislava’s Parkhill Competition Alexander Walter 2013-01-09T17:18:00-05:00 >2013-01-10T10:51:54-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young Slovak firm, Nice Architects, has won the first prize in the architectural/urban design competition "Parkhill," aiming to transform the area of a former open air amphitheater in Bratislava, Slovakia. [...] Nice Architects' winning entry is a collaboration with landscape designers 2ka landscape architects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>