Architects: Kamil Mrva Architects
Location: Bernartice nad Odrou 131, Czech Republic
Project Team: Kamil Mrva, Bohuslav Kunat, Jaroslav Holub, Martin Jeřábek
Main contractors: Fykony s.r.o., Alfest Lučina, Elektro Holub
Project Year: 2005
Construction Year: 2006–2007
Built-up space of the extension : 78 sqm
Photographs: Studio Toast
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. 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.
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.