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PROFILE
Jan Kaplicky: Profil, Rep Cehă, 2004, 52 min
Regie: Jakub Wagner
VO cehă / Subtitrări în engleză
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London Future Systems Studio este unul dintre cele mai inovative ateliere de arhitectura din lume. Poate cel mai bine cunoscut fiind pentru futurista cladire Selfridges din Birmingham si Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground din London.
Filmul de lunea asta creeaza profilul lui Jan Kaplicky, arhitect englez de origine ceha, fondatorul studioului Future Systems. In februarie 2007 el a castigat concursul international pentru noua cladire a Bibliotecii Nationale din Praga (celebrul si de atunci scandalosul Octopus). Dupa discutii politice si intelectuale foarte aprinse, e posibil ca aceasta cladire sa nu mai fie construita.

“Lumea e plina de lucruri frumoase si ca arhitect trebuie sa fii un bun observator – daca nu esti ai o problema. Creativitatea se inspira si dezvolta de pretutindeni…. Ideea initiala pentru un nou proiect imi vine uneori pur si simplu; si daca acea idee initiala e buna atunci stii ca esti pe drumul cel bun. Nu este un semn de creativitate sa ai 65 de idei pentru o singura problema; e doar o risipa de energie. In plus, nu cred ca trebuie sa te duci nicaieri pentru a fi creativ; oamenii folosesc mai mult asta ca o scuza. Insa cred ca in multe cazuri creativitatea depinde de relatiile cu ceilalti oameni, partener de viata, colegi si prieteni. Fericirea sau nemultumirea personala transpare prin ceea ce creezi. Arta fiecaruia este o reflexie a propriilor stari emotionale si nu se poate separa.”

ENGLISH VERSION

A fascinating documentary portrait of the London Future Systems Studio founder Jan Kaplicky, a world-renowned British architect of Czech origin. Future Systems are one of the most innovative design offices in the world. He is perhaps best known for the futuristic Selfridges Building in Birmingham, England, and the remarkable Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. In February 2007 he won the international architectural competition for the new building of the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague (the famous and since then scandalous Octopus), that, as it after all heated political and intellectual discussions seems, might never be built.

“The world is full of beautiful things, and you have to be observant as an architect – if not, you are in trouble. Creativity is everywhere. … The initial idea for a job comes to me literally just like that sometimes, and if that first idea is good then you are on the right track. It’s not a sign of creativity to have 65 ideas for one problem, that’s just a waste of energy. I also don’t think you need to go anywhere particular to be creative; people just use that as an excuse. But I do think a lot of creativity depends on your relationships with other people, your personal relationships, your partner or whatever.  Your personal happiness or unhappiness comes out in your work, it’s a reflection of your emotional state and you can’t separate the two.”

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