petrjanda/brainwork
petrjanda/brainwork

petrjanda/brainwork

Architects from Na Švihance 8, Vinohrady, Czechia
We look for the authenticity hidden in every task. We always start from scratch, try to avoid the usual architectural clichés and reinvent the core basics in slightly different tones and moods. Our approach is based on interconnecting the physical and metaphysical layers of a project, resonating form and content and engaging sculptural methods with conceptual tendencies. We consider the initiation of projects to be part of our work, reflecting not only architectural, but also programme, content and social aspects. The spectrum of our designs is wide, from detailed artistic projects, such as memorials and unique museum expositions, to individual housing designed to the last detail, to specific projects, such as a church, airport, cruise boat terminal, floating pool, vast administration buildings, etc. We do all phases of the design, from the architectural study and approval process, to the implementation documentation and architect’s supervision.

Petr Janda is an architect and an artist. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague (School of prof. Jan Bočan) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (the School of Monumental Art of prof. Aleš Veselý). In 2008, he founded his own studio petrjanda/brainwork. He frequently participates in architectural competitions and exhibitions (also as a jury member), and has won several awards (Grand Prix of Architects 2007, BigMat 13‘ – Memorial to victims of communism in Liberec, etc.) Between 2011 and 2014, he was a member of the board of the Czech Chamber of Architects and a chairman of the Promotion of Architecture working group. He has been engaged in the revitalization of the Prague riverfront since 2009, and in 2017, became the main architect of this area.
The current members of the team are Anna Podroužková, Kateřina Tšponová and Maty Donátová.