Acoustic Caves in Vienna
Created: 4. 7. 2018 from Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze

Exhibition at Milan Design Week 2018 

Acoustic Caves at Milan Design Week 2018

Created: 4. 7. 2018

Acoustic Caves


18. 7. – 19. 8. 2018

Czech centre Vienna
Herrengasse 17, Vídeň


Architecture that exceeds established concepts. Acoustic Caves is a long-term research project of the Studio of Architecture III from the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague (UMPRUM), the exhibition Acoustic Caves will be displayed by the Czech Center in Vienna.

The project is a place for the incubation of new forms in architecture and new approaches in the field. The project tests the relationship between design, object, space, and architecture while examining their limits through the use of computational design.
The authors of the exhibition Prof. Imrich Vaško and Shota Tsikolyia explain, “The project Acoustic Caves seeks answers to the question, what methods can we use in the age of radical cultural and technological changes regarding the Industry 4.0 paradigm, and what materials can we use to design and realise architecture.

Results of the work of UMPRUM students led by prof. Imrich Vaško and Shota Tsikoliya were displayed at the Milano Design Week exhibition in the spring of 2018. The current exhibition in Vienna will present a selection of four of the most central exhibitors.

The main dominating feature of the exhibition will be the experimental pavilion CoEx - Controlled Expansion, which again will form the central element of the exhibition. It is an object built of more than 200 segments and creates a multidimensional space for meditation, communication, or observation. The creators are David Kovařík, Veronika Miškovičová, Ivan Olontsev, Mai Minh Thanh and Záviš Unzeitig. SoFa - Soft Fabrication objects for sitting by Daniel Sviták, which complemented the Milan installation, will not be missing in action, thanks to the fact that visitors could try their comfort, the objects were one of the most popular elements in the exhibition. The Philharmonic Cave, a 3D print by Štěpán Krahulec and Vojtěch Kordovský, is based on the typology of a cave. The new building of the Philharmonic Orchestra in London was the impetus for its creation. Cellular Structures by Jan Adamus, Ondřej Pokoj, Eleanora Orlandi, Ivan Olontsev and Martin Kotoul work with various compilable components that make up a building set with an unlimited amount of variations.


Authors of the exhibition: prof. Imrich Vaško, Shota Tsikolyia, David Kovařík
Exhibitors: studenti Ateliéru architektury III UMPRUM
Photo: Peter Kolárčik
Graphic design: Matúš Buranovský
Organisation of the exhibition: David Kovařík (UMPRUM), Anežka Jabůrková (České centrum ve Vídni)