Photo by Nikolas Früh

Jan Petrš is a researcher and freelance architect originally from Czech Republic. He graduated in 2015 at CTU Prague, where he also worked as a research associate and PhD candidate. Currently he is working as a researcher at Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) and BioMat  at University of Stuttgart. He investigates a contemporary architecture based on parametric design and self-assembly. Main part of the research focuses on a development of a new self-assembly material called MoleMOD, soft robotics and responsive materials. Jan has taught and lectured at renowned Czech institutions including FA-CTU or AAAD. He is author of several articles about architecture, materials and technologies and co-founder of studio Archistroj. In 2017 he led together with Miloš Florián and Lukáš Kurilla experimental studio “Robots and Architecture” at CTU. in 2018 he established Soft Robotics seminar at University of Stuttgart. In 2015 he was a member of a jury for Liberland Design Competition. 



  • Architectural studies (together with Archistroj.cz)
  • Parametric design (together with Archistroj.cz)
  • Interior design (together with Archistroj.cz)
  • Consultation
  • Lectures
  • Research