Architects3+1 architekti / Pavel Plánička, Matěj Páral, Bruno Panenka
LocationUsti Nad Labem, Czech Republic
Text description provided by the architects. The house was built on a steep plot (elevation about 17m) at the top of Ústí nad Labem district Střekov, on the outskirts where city melts into free landscape.
North-south oriented building site with remains of an old orchard is located in the IV. zone of the Protected Landscape Area of the Czech Central Mountains (the Czech name is "Ceske stredohori"). Spare building development in the nearest neighborhood is of a diverse character – terraced houses, prebuilt houses, and cottages of various age, size and quality.
Everyday life and needs of the investor, limits of the land, and our strong impression of the location created the basis of our project. By character of the house, used design, materials and project approach, we admit our belief in the importance of individual character of weekend houses and cottages (some good examples are to be found in the vicinity).