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Hermann Czech

Vienna, Austria
1 of 2GIV Design

Hermann Czech studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology and in the master class of Ernst Plischke at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1958 and 1959 he was a seminar participant with Konrad Wachsmann at the Summer Academy in Salzburg.

At the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna, he was assistant to Hans Hollein and Johannes Spalt from 1974 to 1980, and a visiting professor at the same university in 1985/86. In 1988/89 and 1993/94 he was Visiting Professor at Harvard University in Cambridge / USA, 2004-07 at the ETH Zurich and 2011-12 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

Silent Architecture

His dissimilar architectural work includes plans, residential, school and hotel buildings as well as small-scale interventions and exhibition designs. His projects are strongly related to the context and consciously contain the existing contradictions. From the 1970s Hermann Czech became the protagonist of a new "silent" architecture that "only speaks when asked". He is the author of numerous critical and theoretical publications on architecture. In his theory, the concepts of conversion and mannerism play a central role.

Vienna, Austria
Bostjan, December 6th, 2018