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  5. FAM Architekti
  6. 2014
  7. Lake Cabin / FAM Architekti + Feilden+Mawson

Lake Cabin / FAM Architekti + Feilden+Mawson

  • 01:00 - 9 September, 2014
Lake Cabin / FAM Architekti + Feilden+Mawson
Lake Cabin / FAM Architekti + Feilden+Mawson, © Tomas Balej
© Tomas Balej

© Tomas Balej © Tomas Balej © Tomas Balej © Tomas Balej + 37

  • Structural Engineers

    Vittore, s.r.o.
  • Design Team

    Pavel Nasadil, Jan Horky, Ondrej Freudl
  • M&e consultant

    Milan Mastalka, Zdenek Slavik, Vratislav Bilek
  • Quantity surveyor

    Jiri Sedlacek - Propos
  • Planning supervisor

    Feilden+Mawson Prague (FAM Architekti)
  • Lighting consultant

    Profilighting, s.r.o.
  • Main contractor

    Vittore, s.r.o.
  • Selected subcontractors and suppliers

    Bernt Interiery, Zamecnictvi Tocimon
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© Tomas Balej
© Tomas Balej

Text description provided by the architects. The replacement of an old cabin on a lake shore in Norther Bohemia respects the unique natural character of the site and follows the cabin’s original outline.

© Tomas Balej
© Tomas Balej

The brief of the project was to provide an all year round retreat for the clients’ yachting passion, with minimum typology and maximum visual connections to the lake and the surrounding pine forest. The single pitch is a result of internal spatial planning as well as the relationship to the lake – shore axis represented by the mooring pier as a principle access point.

© Tomas Balej
© Tomas Balej

The interior of the cabin is accessible through the large window opening and is designed as a continuous space open to the roof. The tall end includes a sleeping gallery with a compact black box underneath containing minimal kitchen, toilet and shower facilities. The principle wall of the interior forms a deep full length cupboard for storage with a built in fire place.

© Tomas Balej
© Tomas Balej

The continuity of the interior is enhanced by the unifying jangled timber cladding sealed in white oil finish, which gives it a feeling of a cave like retreat. The floor is a sand coloured cement screed relating to the sandy ground of the beach around the cabin.

© Tomas Balej
© Tomas Balej

The main focus of the space is on the vast views of the lake and on the relationship of the cabin with its natural surroundings. The exterior larch cladding reflects the verticality of the pine trees. One of the practical issues of the project was safety of the building when not in use. Fixed and folding shutters with identical larch cladding protect the openings and when closed result in a continuous elevation effect.

© Tomas Balej
© Tomas Balej
Cite: "Lake Cabin / FAM Architekti + Feilden+Mawson" 09 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/543570/lake-cabin-fam-architekti-feilden-mawson/> ISSN 0719-8884