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Come to the Yard (Poď na dvor)

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Kisdyho dvůr, Košice, Slovakia
This informal group of neighbours living in same block of houses in Košice, Slovakia, has been active for four years now. They have been using their common yard for meetings and different activities throughout the year. After some time, the life of community has grown to such extent that it enabled more complex inputs. Two architects stepping into play had the luxury of conscious and well-organized clients/partners who were able to name their needs and come up with a well-balanced assignment.

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Come to the Yard


architecture as a tool for relationships

Come to the Yard


architecture as a tool for relationships
This collaborative project is emphasizing the ability of architecture to support interpersonal relationships while being constructed.
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Architecture today is still mainly oriented towards the final outputs presented via professional photographs and amazing plans in magazines or on the internet. Though the processes how this very architecture had been created might sometimes be surprising. Conditions and the relationships among workers in both architecture studios and on construction sites have certain affect – maybe not directly on the quantitative aspects of the outcome but definitelly on the quality of lifes of everyone involved.

This collaborative community project "Come to the Yard" is addressing changing role of architects - not as prodigious individuals but as equal partners in the building process. It shows the ability of architecture to support not only spatial but also human relationships while being constructed. It is also situating architecture among other fields needed to sustain a well-functioning community. We are seeking for the opportunities how to make architecture really common.



It all resulted in a feast-like weekend in September 2019 when many neighbours joined the
construction process of multipurpose shed lead by one of the architects and one professional builder.

The construction brought a different atmosphere of architecture realization, caring about the time spent together while building.

There were some organic changes in the project due to lack of material or time, some details
were still being collectively discussed over shared food while the construction had already started.

Overall, this approach enabled creating bounds between the architecture and its final users and
among users themselves in a unique way.

Because every building process is in a way a celebration, some time after the completion, there was an opening evening, a colaudation of our multipurpose shed - accompanied with a theatre play and a concert of members of the community.

Come to the Yard


architecture as a tool for relationships

Come to the Yard


architecture as a tool for relationships
This collaborative project is emphasizing the ability of architecture to support interpersonal relationships while being constructed.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

Architecture today is still mainly oriented towards the final outputs presented via professional photographs and amazing plans in magazines or on the internet. Though the processes how this very architecture had been created might sometimes be surprising. Conditions and the relationships among workers in both architecture studios and on construction sites have certain affect – maybe not directly on the quantitative aspects of the outcome but definitelly on the quality of lifes of everyone involved.

This collaborative community project "Come to the Yard" is addressing changing role of architects - not as prodigious individuals but as equal partners in the building process. It shows the ability of architecture to support not only spatial but also human relationships while being constructed. It is also situating architecture among other fields needed to sustain a well-functioning community. We are seeking for the opportunities how to make architecture really common.



It all resulted in a feast-like weekend in September 2019 when many neighbours joined the
construction process of multipurpose shed lead by one of the architects and one professional builder.

The construction brought a different atmosphere of architecture realization, caring about the time spent together while building.

There were some organic changes in the project due to lack of material or time, some details
were still being collectively discussed over shared food while the construction had already started.

Overall, this approach enabled creating bounds between the architecture and its final users and
among users themselves in a unique way.

Because every building process is in a way a celebration, some time after the completion, there was an opening evening, a colaudation of our multipurpose shed - accompanied with a theatre play and a concert of members of the community.


Idea by

Belák,Belko,Brůhová,Ďurčeková,Hudec,Imrichová,Jakubovie,Jarošová,Kluknavský,Kluknavská,Kupec,Kyseĺová,Lecáková,Leitnerová,Mravčáková,Pončák,Psotka,Rusnák,Skoumalová,Svistáková,Timková,Tkáč,Tkáčová
Come to the Yard (Poď na dvor)
Kisdyho dvůr
Košice
Slovakia
This informal group of neighbours living in same block of houses in Košice, Slovakia, has been active for four years now. They have been using their common yard for meetings and different activities throughout the year. After some time, the life of community has grown to such extent that it enabled more complex inputs. Two architects stepping into play had the luxury of conscious and well-organized clients/partners who were able to name their needs and come up with a well-balanced assignment.