Crafting Character

The Architectural Practice of CHYBIK + KRISTOF



ISBN: 9789492311603 Category:

Adrian Madlener


How can the discipline of architecture be used as a human-centred practice? Crafting Character presents architecture as a spatial dialogue and an exchange between character and audience, book and reader, building and city in a series of fourteen cinematic vignettes.

Fourteen cinematic vignettes highlight projects as personified characters that have their own histories, dreams, secrets and stories to tell. Each vignette emphasises this relational culture and the practice of Chybik + Kristof in working with the common bonds within a space as being more important than any individual arguments and divisions within it.

The first monograph of the Brno-based studio, this volume marks an exciting collaboration between Chybik + Kristof, Lukas Kijonka and ExLovers Studio, Adrian Madlener and Frame Publishers. With a passion for experimentation from all parties, the resulting pages stand apart from traditional monographs. From the design to the prose, the values of relationality and human-centric approaches are imbued in the pages, creating a cinematic reference guide to the practice of Chybik + Kristof.

Additional information

Weight 1658 g
Dimensions 23.6 x 30.2 cm
Publisher name Frame Publishers
Publication date 25 March 2024
Number of pages 528
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Fran├žois-Luc Giraldeau, Foreword by Aaron Betsky
Dimensions 23.6 x 30.2 cm
Weight 1658 g


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Fran├žois-Luc Giraldeau is a Canadian editor who trained as an architect before moving away from the conventional practice of architecture to indulge in a variety of editorial and curatorial pursuits. Upon completing his graduate studies, he has continued to gain both practical experience and substantive knowledge through placements, projects, and programs spanning the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He currently oversees the development of a diverse collection of cultural publications, managing all aspects of their creation, from commissioning through to publishing. His work is often credited with successfully breaking down complex notions for a general audience, thus creating accessible content that upholds the integrity of each discipline.