A curved roof tops Byró Architekti’s Cabin Above the City, a crimson timber-clad cabin knowledgeable by the encircling Czech hills.
Located on the border between the town and the countryside, the cabin is nestled into the aspect of Svatobor Hill, a forested web site within the foothills of the Czech Republic’s Šumava mountains.
Taking inspiration from the native panorama, Prague studio Byró Architekti designed the house to have a sweeping type following the curves of the encircling panorama.
“Due to the curved roof, when seen from the backyard or from a distance, the curve of the home follows the horizon of the panorama and symbolically closes the row of surrounding cottages,” studio co-founder Jan Holub instructed Dezeen.
Crimson-painted timber battens line the partitions of the house, extending past both aspect of the path-facing facade to type fences that supply further privateness.
Past one aspect of the house, a gate hidden inside the fence results in the primary entrance, whereas a courtyard is hid by the fence on the opposite aspect of the constructing.
“The precept of the house-fence is bolstered by the constant use of crimson color, impressed by the inspiration crimson color that seems on most fences and cottages within the space,” Holub defined.
The battens of the fence turn into extra spaced out as they get additional away from the cabin, providing views of the encircling nature whereas sustaining a stage of privateness.
“The battens steadily turn into sparser, leaving a visible connection between the courtyard and the encircling timber, whereas additionally offering privateness from passers-by, as they type a non-transparent wall at an angle,” mentioned Holub.
Designed for one resident, the house options an open-plan kitchen, residing, and sleeping house together with a visitor bed room that’s suspended over the primary stage of the house.
The studio aimed to maintain the inside as open as potential, with the lavatory being the one house closed off to the remainder of the house. The partitions of the lavatory present extra privateness for the sleeping house, which sits behind it within the nook of the house.
A sloping ceiling coated in plywood panels provides heat to the inside, reaching its highest level above the mezzanine-level visitor bed room accessed by a ladder.
All through the inside, Byró Architekti made use of low-cost furnishings together with laminate storage models, bespoke furnishings, and cabinets with handmade plywood doorways, to maintain development prices to a minimal.
“The home was constructed basically from the most affordable supplies obtainable,” mentioned Holub. “The inside is principally furnished with custom-made furnishings, which helps to effectively prepare the modest house and gives ample space for storing.”
“The facade of the home is made up of randomly laid and oriented unplaned roof battens, the ground is made up of straightforward concrete, and the home windows are plastic,” Holub continued.
Constructed inside a interval of three months, the house was constructed virtually completely by the studio itself.
“This small home provided us a novel expertise,” mentioned the studio. “Along with the whole challenge design we – the architects – additionally participated in its development, which we carried out virtually completely on our personal between two folks.”
“The challenge thus turned an experiment for us in each method, and we predict the challenge proves that it’s potential to realize one thing distinctive regardless of an absence of cash.”
Different Czech homes not too long ago featured on Dezeen embrace a contemporary extension of a Nineteen Twenties villa in Prague and a curved timber-framed house in a Czech forest.
The images is by Ondřej Bouška.
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