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Villa Špindlerův Mlýn, Špindlerův Mlýn

The motto is an archetype. The seat of the family is the foundation, architecturally expressed by elementary geometric form with local traditional elements. A distinctive triangle of shield and a circle as an eye to the landscape. Ground floor of stone masonry is a local tradition, it is an imaginary solid foundation and serves as a backdrop of the house. The main residential floor, the center of life in the house, is used for housing of parents. The floor is transparent around the perimetr for wide views. Attic floor is designed for children or guests. It is totally self-sufficient. The exterior form of the house is classic and based on traditions of the local folk architecture. It is horizontally structured on a plinth, residential floor and a steep roof. Individual elements on façade are copied from these traditions, but give them different meaning and function. Traditional lining in the shield has newly acquired the function of sunshade. The whole building, although it appears to be of classical materials, is built only from reinforced concrete and steel elements. The construction or façade does not use wood, although it can appear at first glance. The house, in its form, based in history, uses to its full extent modern materials – aluminium, concrete, glass, steel. The dominant substance of the chimney is a remembrance of the original object.

What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
Exterior form is inspirated on traditions of the Czech local folk mountain architecture. The seat of the family is the foundation, architecturally expressed by elementary geometric form a distinctive triangle of shield and a circle as an eye to the landscape.

Credits

Architecture
ra15 a.s.; Radek Lampa, Gabriela Drahozalová Andresová

Year of completion
2017

Location
Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech republic

Total area
150 m2

Site area
431 m2

Photos
ra15 a.s.

Project partners

Stas s.r.o., Skanska a.s., SATJAM s.r.o., Schüco CZ s.r.o., STEICO Gruppe, DEKTRADE a.s., ROCKWOOL a.s.

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