Martin Čeněk

Martin Čeněk in the team T-shirt holding a tracing paper roll in one hand and is sketching a house.

  1. What is your position in the team?
    Architect & Project Manager
  2. What is your favorite quotation, saying or motto?
    “There is no ecologic architecture, no intelligent architecture, no sustainable architecture — there is only good architecture.” (Eduardo Souto de Moura)
  3. What is your favorite tree and why?
    Pine, for its amazing wide-branched treetop. … And because it grows everywhere in Rome, a city I love.
  4. Which is the closest to your heart, a pencil, pen, mouse or a fountain pen?
    A fountain pen is closest to my heart, but a mouse is what I have in my hand most often.
  5. A place where you like to spend time?
    I am a city person. But if I escape somewhere, it is to the mountains.
  6. A sentence from your favorite book?
    “There is architecture, and it is the embodiment of the immeasurable.“ (Louis Isador Kahn, Conversations with Students)
  7. What should everybody know about the Czech Republic?
    That it is a nice and civilized country of great cultural and architectural richness.
  8. Why are you interested in sustainability and green architecture or sustainable power supply?
    Because for an architect, this should be an obvious part of his job  - see the answer to question no. 2.
  9. What about the AIR House do you like most? 
    The team work behind the project.
  10. Your favorite building in the Czech Republic?
    Villa Müller (Prague, Adolf Loos, 1928-30), Villa Tugedhat (Brno, L. Mies van der Rohe, 1929-30), Church of Virgin Mary of the Snows (New Town of Prague, since 1347) and a lot of others. These came to my mind first.