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Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Czech Republic Architecture News - Sep 02, 2021 - 16:07   2121 views

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Prague-based architecture practice Martin Neruda Architektura has completed a private home that features cascaded volumes of living rooms and outdoor spaces that gently allow the sloping terrain of the south-facing plot in Lanškroun, Czech Republic.

Named House in Lanškroun, the 200-square-metre house is located in a residential area of Lanškroun and was designed as a new atrium ground-floor house replacing a demolished two-storey terraced house.

In the project brief, the client‘s request was to live in close contact with the garden. While the main part of the house is separated from the street by translucent polycarbonate volumes for the garage and garden storage, the front façade of the house presents a cascaded appearance that frames living rooms.

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

The volumes of the individual rooms are placed in terracing levels in the ground, the whole house and its structure cascading down. 

The stepped reinforced concrete ceiling slabs have also generous overhangs to protect the house from the sun and rain, while creating pleasant spaces at the edge of the house and garden.

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Conceived as a modest private home, the architects used natural materials and muted colours in the construction to contrast with the materials in their raw form. 

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

The team balanced concrete ceilings, lintels and window sills in the rooms with ash partitions, oak or velvety pink poured flooring and soft green curtains. 

From the garden passersby can see concrete, lime-stained bricks from the original demolished house, beige wooden window frames, polycarbonate and steel columns.

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

The architects said: "In the future, perhaps the walls will grow green, the steel columns will rust, a patina will appear on the concrete, and silhouettes of stored items will peek behind the polycarbonate." 

"The atrium house will merge with the garden and turn into a small living landscape."

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Location plan

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Site plan

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Floor plan

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

Sections

Cascaded volumes of living rooms follow sloping terrain for private home in Czech Republic

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Project facts

Project name: House in Lanškroun

Architects: Martin Neruda Architektura

Location: Lanškroun, Czech Republic.

Size: 200m2 

Date: 2021

Collaboration: Petr Hanzal (screening)

Structural Engineers: Tomáš Novotný

Main contractor: Stavitelství Drážka

Garden: Jan Kocourek

Carpenter: Zdeněk Škvára

All images © Alex Shoots Buildings

All drawings © Martin Neruda Architektura

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