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A Studio / Kamil Mrva

  • 01:00 - 3 February, 2010
A Studio / Kamil Mrva
A Studio / Kamil Mrva , © studio Toast
© studio Toast

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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architects

    Kamil Mrva Architects
  • Project Team

    Kamil Mrva, Blaženka Bebek, Jaroslav Holub, Jitka Pospíšilová, Radek Leskovjan
  • Structural Engineer

    Marek Lukáš
  • General Contractors

    Commodum s.r.o., Alfest Lučina
  • Owner

    Radek Leskovjan, uax®
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. An exceptional investor, an exceptional place, a challenge for the architect.

The plot is located in the middle of Kojetín, close to Nový Jičín, on a hill with a view of the surrounding landscape. The investor’s intention was to reconstruct a former barn into a place for work and living in the first phase, and build a new family house in the vicinity in the future. The original sandstone walls and pillars from 1862 have been preserved.

A reinforcing concrete ring was designed to which a lightweight shed roof was anchored. Inside the original building, a square structure was erected – a studio. This inner wooden building opens to the south and west with glass walls. A distinct element of the composition is a terrace projecting out over the sloping terrain of the garden.

floor plan
floor plan

The single-space concept is based on how our ancestors used to live in this region. All necessities were taken care of in one parlour room; a kitchenette, sitting room and place for sleeping and working. A kitchen, dining room, sitting room with a study and a bedroom with a bathroom are designed in the living space. On the terrace there is a covered space for sitting in the summer and a sunny plank projecting outward.

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© studio Toast

The project was designed using natural materials. The load-bearing structure and lightweight roof are made of wood, while the ventilated façade is made from Cetris cement-bonded particle boards. The glass parts of the building were made of insulated, double-pane windows with aluminium frames in the same shade as the façade. The terrace consists of steel girders and a wooden deck.

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© studio Toast
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Architecture Topic · April 05, 2010

Architecture #Architecture: A Studio / Kamil Mrva Architects...

Simple House · February 18, 2010

Food 4 thought b4 completely demo&#39ing your heritage home foundation. Rehab & restore w/ a contempraty addtion.

Arzo-Ayyoub Arsalan · February 10, 2010

designs like these make me proud to be an architect

DESIGN*aRt::archive · February 10, 2010

architecture: Studio in Kojetin, Czech Republic / Kamil Mrva Architects (19pics) (archdaily)

manuel martin · February 06, 2010

A Studio / Kamil Mrva Architects

tsaB · February 05, 2010

very nice work! i think the interior could be better though...

Nicholas Patten · February 05, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: A Studio.

anavic · February 05, 2010

I love that the source of inspiration is still there like nothing happened.

Very nice !!

(I agree with Ben with the lack of storage space, but i don't think that it would have been possible for the project to be so beautiful with a dark sad boxroom in the wrong place. I prefear it like that)

CRISTIAN · February 04, 2010


Rick S. · February 04, 2010

Beautiful, honest and unpretentious. I particularly love the fact that the furniture is just the real deal, no photo-eye-candy ,no sir! And the steelwool lamp... wow! Congratulations to the authors.

NØRD · February 04, 2010

Extremely nice work - really think the path going through the building is adding a lot of quality to the experience but I don't understand the choice of dining table lamp

Adrem · February 04, 2010

Clever,respectful and (therefore) beautiful

Alfredo Velazquez · February 04, 2010

Amazing, shows respect both for the existing pillars and the sorroundings.


Ben · February 04, 2010

Very nice, clean and simple. There is so much light in this place. The bedroom looks very small and cozy, but no closet.

There seems to be hardly any storage space though, as if made for people without possessions.

I wonder how all that class is in the winter.

Oldesque urbanbike ! · February 04, 2010

A Studio | Kamil Mrva Architects (via @archdaily) Une ruine réhabilitée… Volumes simples et efficaces, à moindre coût…

Cindy FrewenWuellner · February 04, 2010

Beautiful reuse of stone barn walls for modern house. @archdaily #architecture

Brice · February 03, 2010

A Studio / Kamil Mrva Architects

richie · February 03, 2010

That's very close to my understanding of a nice work!

Home Decor News · February 03, 2010

A Studio / Kamil Mrva Architects

gwri · February 03, 2010

very good work its beauty

Nick Downes · February 03, 2010

RT @archdaily: A Studio / Kamil Mrva Architects <Loving this studio>


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