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A Studio / Kamil Mrva

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

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kojetin, Czech Republic
  • 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

    2009
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

© Studio Toast
© 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.

© Studio Toast
© Studio Toast

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Cite: "A Studio / Kamil Mrva " 03 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/48499/a-studio-kamil-mrva-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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