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UAX Bernartice / Kamil Mrva

  • Architects: Kamil Mrva Architects
  • Location: Bernartice nad Odrou 131, Czech Republic
  • Architects: Kamil Mrva Architects
  • Project Team: Kamil Mrva, Bohuslav Kunat, Jaroslav Holub, Martin Jeřábek
  • Client: uax®
  • Main Contractors: Fykony s.r.o., Alfest Lučina, Elektro Holub
  • Area: 78.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Studio Toast

© Studio Toast © Studio Toast © Studio Toast © Studio Toast

From the architect. The UAX company is engaged in the production and sale of casual clothing. Its headquarters are located on the premises of a former farm dating from the 1980s, and originally served as an administrative building. The client's wish was to extend the building and give it a new coat.

The building's original layout was preserved. Only its main entrance was moved, which is now located in the new extension. The extension and the original structure are unified into a single whole with the help of façade made of wooden lamellas. 

ground floor plan
ground floor plan

The structural modifications were designed with a view to the building's surroundings; the extension respects the line of the street and the resulting structure creates an interesting contrast with the adjacent chapel.

© Studio Toast
© Studio Toast

The extension was realized as a wooden structure. The wooden lamella façade is made of ordinary unplaned and otherwise unfinished laths from a nearby sawmill.

© Studio Toast
© Studio Toast
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