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.
SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE Habrovice in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic by 3+1 architekti
September 23rd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: 3+1 architekti
Agricultural village spread around a municipal road. Original strong and confident establishment as well as neighboring generous farm houses are gone. Nearby natural swimming pool (widely used not long time ago) has been devastated (also due to lack of interest of local authorities). That is an unsettling image of the contemporary outside. Uncertainty, treading water… Now what?
Although inside of the village, the builder´s land has its very own specific atmosphere. When crossing the edge of this land one enters country behind the mirror and boring dull character suddenly changes. There are sheep, two huge trees, close soft and open countryside and distant horizons.
We have tried to bring more hierarchy and logic into the area.
The narrow entrance placed in a difficult position, rising sharply left from the adjacent municipal road is followed by a paved area and wooden shed; towards the street is open parking space; a woodshed and warehouse face the garden.
Between the shed and the house there is a small stone courtyard. It is here, where -among other things- one can enjoy to relax in the summer evening sun.
The house itself is quite conservative in its expression towards the street and the village – we consider it necessary in order to balance crazy “TV novel like” new buildings and renovations in the immediate vicinity.
Eastwards, the house becomes a low pavilion connected with garden by a wall of windows and a covered terrace.
Behind the house, there will be a small orchard.
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