On evening of the 20th of May Architectural Moments hosted an iconic architect Eva Jiricna. It was an incredibly inspiring lesson of architecture. She amazed the audience not only with the presentation of her projects and achievements in design, but also her life journey, passion and instincts, which shaped her as a designer. Eva’s extraordinary talent, and immeasurable list of contributions to architecture, comes in pair with an extremely very warm, friendly and humble personality.
Jiřičná is the world’s most respected architect of Czech origin. She became a prominent representative of the high tech style, but in her work we also find echoes of organic or minimalist architecture. It continually emphasizes the application of glass and metal in bold constructions that allow a flood of natural light into the interior of buildings. It is characterized by its shape elegance, lightness of expression, but also the harmony between form and function. She is best known for her innovative use of industrial materials in retail and commercial spaces. She creatively fuses her engineering and architecture background with interior design. Through her understanding of architecture Jiřičná is able to transform the sometimes unmanageable spaces of London’s old buildings into usable areas. By utilizing lighting effects and material characteristics, she maximizes space in an intriguing manner.
’Architectural Moments’ is a series of lectures about architecture, planning and design, held at The Polish Hearth Club, 55 Exhibition Road. More lectures to come in 2019. Architectural Moments organizing committee: Roman Halat, Maxi Hamilton, Artur Kramarczyk. Patronage: Polish Embassy, The Association of Polish Engineers in Great Britain, Polish Hearth Club
This edition of Architectural Moments was part of Polish Heritage Days– series of cultural events, celebrated across The UK in May each year. The purpose of the events is to share and discuss culture, heritage, history, science, art, and values such as openness, tolerance, civic engagement, friendliness within our neighbourhoods, communities, with friends and colleagues from Britain other nations living in The UK.