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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.

Family House in Kraluv Dvur, Czech Republic by ov-a

January 17th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ov-a


A newly developed sloping plot at the edge of the town


A single-story house for a family of five, with an unfenced garden and a layout with bedrooms in close proximity to the common living area

Images Courtesy Tomas Soucek

  • Architect: ov-a
  • Name of Project: Family House In Kraluv Dvur
  • Location: Kraluv Dvur, Czech Republic
  • Head Architects: Jiri Opocensky, Stepan Valouch
  • Photographs: Tomas Soucek

Images Courtesy Tomas Soucek

  • Structural Engineering : Jan Pohl
  • Completion: 2009
  • Site area: 1212 sqm
  • Built area: 225 sqm
  • Total floor area: 188 sqm

Images Courtesy Tomas Soucek


A single-story house built over a square ground plan, without a cellar and with a flat roof, three bedrooms with amenities facing to the north and delineating the common living area with extends to the exteriors through roofed terraces, the facade, with its glazed walls, are covered by larch wood shutters witch can be used to create further rooms, the house works as a gazebo providing views of the valley and the wooded slopes opposite.

Images Courtesy Tomas Soucek

Constructions and technologies

The load-bearing construction of the timber frame house consists of I-beams, thermal insulation of mineral wool and wainscotting, the flat ventilated roof is covered with a PVC foil with a layer of pebble rock on top, the facade system is composed of glazed walls in aluminum frames, terraces are from tropical wood, jatoba was chosen material for he interior industrial strip flooring.

Images Courtesy Tomas Soucek

Images Courtesy Tomas Soucek

Images Courtesy Tomas Soucek

Images Courtesy Tomas Soucek

Site plan


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