Michal Kohout, 1964*, Prague
Architect, teacher, and theorist. He is Head of the Building Theory Institute at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University, Prague; he also is in charge of a course on housing and a design course at the same school. He has designed and co-designed dozens of projects, many of which were built and some received numerous Czech national as well as international awards and were presented at exhibitions of Czech and international architecture. He is registered with the Czech Chamber of Architects, is a co-founder of the UNIT architekti studio, the Centre for Housing Quality research organization, and Zlatý řez publishers (since 1992), where he is a co-editor of a magazine of the same name. As a writer and editor, he has published a number of books and articles on modern Czech architecture – Bohemia: Modern Architecture (2014), Moravia and Silesia: 20th Century Architecture (2005), Prague: 20th Century Architecture (1996), and housing and the theory of the built environment How we wanted to live: Czechoslovak housing policy 1918-1938 (2018), Housing Estates, what next? (2016), Collective Housing: A Spatial Typology (2015), My House, Our Street: Coordinated Development of Individual Housing (2014). He is the head of many research projects and an expert on public and professional housing policy.