Architects: Atelier 111 Architekti
- Area : 185 m²
- Year : 2015
Photographs :Jiri Weinzettl
Text description provided by the architects. The plot of a rather narrow triangular shape is located at the end of a calm suburban quarter. Behind it, in the northeast direction, is a steep slope with a beautiful view of the floodplain of the river Vltava.
We place the house on the side opposite the entrance, which is widening but not to the very edge of the plot. This splits the garden into two parts with different atmospheres: the front and the back. The front part of the garden becomes the place for afternoon activities by the pool, the social space for meeting with the visitors. The atmosphere of this place is unique, especially during the sunset when the sun is above the silhouette of the palace.
The back garden is an intimate space for perceiving omnipresent colors, sounds, and smells of the surrounding nature. This is supported mainly by the absence of the fence – the optical barrier, which would separate from each other the beauties of the surroundings.
The massing and layout of the object were influenced by the unusual shape of the plot, the cardinal orientation, and the effort to significantly connect the exterior with the interior. Further, we include all the above-mentioned panoramic elements as factors influencing the interior space.
On the ground floor is, apart from the main living space and facility rooms, located the parents' bedroom with bathroom. The children's bedrooms, second bathroom, and terrace are on the upper floor. The contemporary layout of the house represents a compact family house for a four-membered family, but with simple partitioning in the hall behind the staircase, we achieve that the upper floor becomes a separate housing unit.