At an exhibit at the Gallery of Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, A1 Architects produced several new housing typologies. In the sampling of 1:125 models, and one 1:1 model, the firm explored the idea of “limitless living in a limited space.” The challenge lay in the ability to make a residence maintain a feeling of openness and functionality, while contained in a small size. We enjoy the work because experimenting with this small housing typology is becoming imperative as our population continues to grow exponentially with land availability decreasing rapidly.
More about the homes after the break.
Architects: David Maštálka / A1 Architects
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Client: David Maštálka and Lenka Kremenová
Project year: 2008 (35 days)
Contractor: Vojtěch Bilišic , scupltor and carpenter (Slovak Republic)
Collaborators: Lenka Kremenová, Marta Maštálková, Rudolf Maštálka
Dome construction: Jan Bašta
Opponency of Diploma Project: Terunobu Fujimori , University of Tokyo
Interpreting: Petr Holý, Director of Czech Center in Tokyo
Surface Area: 3,75 sqm
Construction Area: 7 sqm
Photographs: Ester Havlová