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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Village House Proposal in Bratislava, Slovakia by CHYBIK+KRISTOF Associated Architects

October 9th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: CHYBIK+KRISTOF Associated Architects

CHYBIK+KRISTOF ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS won an international architectural and urbanistic competition on 33 apartment buildings close to Bratislava. The project aims to create quality housing with direct contact with water surface. It also sets a considerable part of the house into the riparian forest in the river-bed of the Danube. “We have designed for each object a group of four materials which create together a common atrium as well as a scenic jetty near the water. The resulting combination of two- or three-floored buildings makes ideal conditions for social life inside each villa house whilst at the same time it provides enough privacy in each apartment. We do not design an ensemble of anonymous apartments but a PLACE with a bountiful view on water surface and with sojourning areas in the semi-private space.”

Night View

The villa house is projected as a structure of four units, perpendicular to one another. It reflects the scale of the area as well as the relation to the country of the riparian forest. Proportionally designed volumes enclose a semi-public atrium. The position of the individual boxes is projected in a way so that it ensures a direct view on the water surface from each apartment in the area.


Village House Proposal

The central space of the house, an out-door atrium, is a sort of urban garden, a “microworld” shared by several families. It also has the function of natural air-conditioning. Thanks to its natural humidity, it helps to improve the quality of the environment inside the apartments in summer months. The atrium is directly linked to the common jetty on the lake’s surface for first-hand contact of the inhabitants of the villa house with water.

Each apartment is provided with an out-door terrace with sufficient view on the surrounding country. In summer months, it is possible to fully open the glass walls of the apartments. The living room can thus seasonally become a spacious loggia.

Exterior View

CHYBIK+KRISTOF Associated Architects

CHYBIK+KRISTOF Associated Architects is an international architectural studio based in Brno, Czech republic and works within the fields of architecture, urban planning and landscape design. The studio is founded and lead by architects Ondrej Chybik {ex-PPAG} and Michal Kristof {ex-BIG}.


ONDREJ CHYBIK was born in Brno, Czech Republic. After studies in Brno and Graz in Austria, he worked at PPAG in Vienna. He graduated from Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology. He is the holder of The Rector’s Prize of Brno University of Technology and he received The Bohuslav Fuchs Award for the best project at Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology.  He founded architectural studio CHYBIK+KRISTOF AA together with Michal Kristof in 2010. He was involved in projects for USA, Vietnam, Japan, Dubai, Finland, Germany, Norway, Slovakia and Czech Republic.


MICHAL KRISTOF was born in Martin, Slovakia. He is an architect who belongs to the young generation of the Slovak architects educated and professionally experienced in foreign countries.

After studies inBrnoinCzechRepublicandBrusselsinBelgium, he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group inCopenhagen,Denmark. He graduated from Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology. He founded architectural studio CHYBIK+KRISTOF AA together with Ondrej Chybik in 2010. He is a member of Wonderland, an international platform of young architects. He was involved in projects for Belgium, Czech Republic, Chine, Denmark, Finland, France, Malaysia, Norway, Russia, Slovakia and Sweden.


Exterior View

Exterior View

Village House Proposal



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