Posts Tagged ‘Czech Republic’
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Article source: ov architekti s.r.o.
The Community House in Slavonice was built by German citizens of the town before the Second world war. It was the meeting place for their clubs and societies. After the Second world war Germans were expelled. From the 1980´s the house had been extended without any concept several times, conversion into cinema was never finished. In 1989 the totalitarian regime ended. Later the house was bought by local NGO (Slavonická renesanční), which organizes public cultural and educational activities, and it was decided to renovate it.
Image Courtesy © Tomáš Souček
- Architects: ov architekti s.r.o.
- Project: Guild House Slavonice
- Location: Slavonice, Czech Republic, Europe
- Photography: Tomáš Souček
- Team: Jiří Opočenský, Štěpán Valouch
- Client: SR ops
- Contractor: Podzimek a synové, s.ro.
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Article source: Martin Rajniš
It’s hard to find a more difficult place for building a house than the peak of Mt. Sněžka. Wind speeds reach up to 250 km/h, winter temperatures hit record freezes, it is the most strictly protected zone of a national park. How to build in such a locality without spending excess money, and create a house that would remain in the minds of the people who visit? This building is a cousin of the storage depots of Amundsen’s or Scott’s polar expeditions, or the houses that you see in Greenland or the Spitzberg Islands. It enters on tiptoes into the national park: it is of wood and glass, standing on delicate metal supports. In the harshest winters it is completely closed off behind interior insulation slabs – shadowboxes – and exterior blinds, which protect it from flying bits of rock and ice. Its outdoor staircase reminds you that you are climbing to the highest point of the Czech lands. An environmentally friendly wooden building, respecting nature, humanity, and the majesty of the mountains.
Image Courtesy © Andrea Thiel Lhotakova
- Architects: Martin Rajniš, Patrik Hoffman, Jan Mach, Tom Plzenský, David Kubík, Josef Franc
- Project: Post Office Sněžka
- Location: Czech Republic
- Photography: Andrea Thiel Lhotakova, Tomáš Kosnar, Martin Rajniš
- Project: 2004-5
- Built: 2007
- Area: 113m2
- Builder space: 690 m3
Saturday, January 24th, 2015
Article source: e-MRAK – Martin Rajniš
The client purchased land in a protected nature reserve known as “Czech Canada”: wide meadows and rock outcroppings surrounded with pines. His wish was to build a stack here. What emerged is a house of nine modules of 3.60 m: the two modules at the edges are left open as terraces. The entire northern side is insulated and simultaneously forms, as in Japan, a long cabinet with sliding doors. The southern, eastern and western sides of the house are glazed from inside. The sliding dilation joint allows for fixed swinging frames with double glazing to be fitted even into the structure of the lumber stack, which can change its dimensions with damp or gradual drying of the wood. Experimentation with the hollow lumber stack here reached the level of a fully inhabitable house, where the tectonics of the hollow lumber stack simultaneously serve as a pleasant, firm external shading that prevents the emergence of a greenhouse effect inside.
Image Courtesy © Radka Ciglerova
- Architects: e-MRAK – Martin Rajniš, Václav Horecký, Kamila Amblerová
- Project: Stack in Slavonice
- Location: Slavonice, Czech Republic
- Floor area: 74m2
- Built-up area: 164m2
- Builder space: 454m3
- Year: 2007
Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Article source: Mjölk architekti
Katka and Honza are cooking all the time. So they decided to burn their new house as well. But not from ground to top.Just only all around. Their boys are wondering around with hands full of coal looking forward for winter and making snowman. Hopefully there are some coal buttons left for snowman coat. Katka is harvesting carrots for his nose. Just tomcat with dog are sharing doghouse together. Spending long evenings trying to wake up memories for lovely and warmy flat in Prague.
Image Courtesy © BoysPlayNice
- Architects: Mjölk architekti
- Project: The DOX house (Carbon)
- Location: Pyšely, Středočeskýkraj, CZ
- Photography: BoysPlayNice
- Area: Quiet neighbourhood about 30 Km from Prague
- Building company: TFH dřevěnéskeletovédomys.r.o.
- Year: 2014
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Article source: Huť architektury Martin Rajniš s.r.o.
The administration of the forest of the town of Pisek held a competition for a new operational building on a beautiful site at the edge of the forest; sloping to the south, it has a splendid view. Our foresters’ lodge is a box sliced in half by the hallway and its charm lies in the way that all of the outer layers of the building are wrapped around it: the linear winter gardens and the slanting shade-awnings. The interface between architecture and nature is a few steps wide, from an interior space surrounded by several layers you fi nd your way to the exterior. The structure also has several layers: the classic form of the box is supplemented with the wooden framing structure that supports the awnings. Down below, at the village, is an oasting-house (a building where ears of grain are left to dry to release the seeds) and we had the idea of making for this little house a kind of sister, a geometrically faithful copy in the form of a lumber stack, and that it could be the forest’s information centre.
Image Courtesy © RC = Radka Ciglerova
- Architects: Huť architektury Martin Rajniš s.r.o.
- Project: Pisek city forest administration
- Location: Czech Republic
- Photography: RC = Radka Ciglerova
- Team: e-MRAK – Martin Rajniš, Martin Kloda, David Kubík
- Project: 2006
- Built: 2010
- Area: 598m2 / 2040m3
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
Article source: 3+1 architekti
Originally a farmhouse, built in the second half of the nineteenth century in Předlice in the suburbs of Ústí nad Labem.
Under the communist regime it was occupied by agricultural cooperative which used the estate strictly pragmatically – only what was immediately needed was taken care of, the rest was neglected. Since the 90´s, the place was deserted and rapidly fell apart. Despite devastation of the area, there was still a strong sense of the original conception and smart design left.
Massive objects along the perimeter of the property define scale and space of the large yard area. Two of those – fifty meters long stables on the western edge of the property and sixty two meters long barn on the south – form basis of our proposal.
Image Courtesy © Pavel Plánička
- Architects: 3+1 architekti
- Project: JACER – training center
- Location: Předlice, Ústí nad Labem
- Photography: Pavel Plánička
- Software used: Allplan Nemetschek
- Cooperation: Luboš Chýle
- Plot size: 6066 m2
- Floor area: 892 m2
- Enclosure: 3500 m3
- Project: 2011
- Realization: 2014
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Article source: Jestico + Whiles
Jestico + Whiles has completed a luxury private villa in the heart of a village close to Prague in the Czech Republic. A sophisticated five-bedroom family home that marries a contemporary aesthetic with the best in environmental design, the property also includes cutting-edge intelligent home technologies.
Image Courtesy © Ales Jungmann
- Architects: Jestico + Whiles
- Project: Smart villa near Prague
- Location: Czech Republic
- Photography: Ales Jungmann
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
Article source: H3T architects
“We were inspired by, among other things, the Rubik’s Cube, the structure made of cubes in a cube where individual parts can change positions. Visitors to our pavilion represent the mobile component, i.e. imaginary particles which can use the structure as a landscape with a view.”
Image Courtesy © Rostislav Zapletal
- Architects: H3T architects
- Project: Designblok observatory cube
- Location: Prague’s city center, Czech Republic
- Photography: Rostislav Zapletal
- Thanks: Praha 1, Ferona, BOHEMIA-PARKET
- Producer: Profil Media
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Article source: B² Architecture
This loft apartment located in a late 19th century house presents an interesting challenge: how to recover the graceful proportions of the living room while taking advantage of the possibilities offered by an earlier alteration which had inserted intermediate levels.
Image Courtesy © Alexandra Timpau
- Architects: B² Architecture
- Project: Attic Loft Reconstruction
- Location: Prague 6, Czech Republic
- Photography: Alexandra Timpau
- Architect in charge: Barbara Bencova
- Year: 2012/2013.
- Status: Completed
- Area: 220 sqm
Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Article source: Rudolf Müller
Converting the building of a former garage, body shop and paint shop into a branch office of a company selling hardware and metal machining toolware falls within the projects that you simply need if you still desire to make endless search for the relationship between architecture and its surroundings, to historical and future development, and to detail. Or, the desire to search and to deliver as well, to put it more precisely. The aim is not to be bound by previously taken decisions, on the contrary, following critical discussions with experts, to select the seemingly best solution and to feel the client’s support. Subsequently, the whole process results in the absence of extremes, i.e. unilateral and pointless architectural exhibition and a unified and universal solution with stubborn efforts to reduce the budget at any cost.
Image Courtesy © KIVA
- Architects: Rudolf Müller
- Project: BRANCH OFFICE OF THE COMPANY M&V
- Location: Hněvkovského 81c, Brno, Czech Republic
- Photography: KIVA
- Software used: Autocad, Grasshopper, Rhinoceros
- Client: M&V, spol. s r.o.
- Building surface: 987 m², plus 343 m²carpark
- Building site: 2.022 m²
- Completion date: march 2014
- Cooperation: Petr Kadaňka
- Advisors: Zbyněk Holešovský- LDH, Miloslava Henešová, František Jihlavec – Profilux, Jan Klodner – BALANCE, Stanislav Král, Jaroslav Macíček, Jaroslav Mach, Vendula Markevičová, Ondřej Navrátil, Stanislav Peša, Petr Pokorný, TomášSedláček, Markéta Sedláková, Ondřej Tichý, Eva Wagnerová
- Constructors: Main structure – KALÁB – stavebnífirma, spol. s r.o., Interior – U1 S.R.O.