The most important moment in the projects of most existing family homes is the connection of the interior to the exterior, that is, the garden or the surrounding nature. This was the basis for the allocation of the design of the new building at Lhotka in Prague. The owners also wanted their house not to stand out from the surrounding buildings and not to create a spatial conflict.
The investors wanted their new home to have its own identity in addition to these key requirements. The house was supposed to be unique in an inconspicuous way. The result is a white, four-unit building that complements the street line. Individual blocks are broken down by function and size
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There is a garage at the second entrance to the house. The building is expressed by the traditional physical solution and the interesting geometric division of the facades.
What awaits you inside?
You enter from the hallway or from the garage the corridor that divides the house into two parts. Behind the service part facing the street there is a study overlooking the green spaces. The far part of the street towards the garden created a pleasant space for a kitchen with direct connection to the balcony and a winter garden with swimming pool. The living room is located in the northwest part of the house and is visually connected to the kitchen and dining room. The wooden built-in building in the middle of the design acts as a corridor
and dining room.
Upstairs is peace and privacy
On the second floor, in the part above the living room, there is a master bedroom with private bathroom and wardrobe, facing the garden. In addition, there are three rooms for children. It has a shared bathroom and a wardrobe. The basement of the building is also interestingly designed – it is dominated by a common room complemented by other service areas.
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Reinforced concrete, brick and wood
We were interested in how to design this broken and functionally organized house in terms of construction. “Floors and ceilings are made of monolithic reinforced concrete, and the perimeter and interior walls are made of sand-lime brick. The corridor and dining room are covered with a structure made of glued timber trusses. The whole building is designed with a low energy level. The floor is heated by a heat pump with a gas boiler, Which covers peak hours and thus allows the heat pump to be used in the optimum mode.
Radiant cooling built into the ceiling. Air exchange is enabled by a pressure-controlled ventilation system with highly efficient passive heat recovery,” Project authors explain Štefan Šulek [SOA architekti]Jaroslav Richter [Richter Design]. The ventilation intensity is controlled automatically. In the summer, this system cools the rooms at night, allowing the house to sleep well during the hot summer.
sons of architecture
We cannot be surprised that the result is good. We cannot be surprised by the quality result. The architectural studio SOA Architects, founded in 2015 by Štefan Šulek, Ondřej Píhrt and Ondřej Laciga, is based on three basic elements: beauty, respect and responsibility. So the customer is always a member of the team. And what does SOA mean? It is an acronym for “sons of architecture” – that is, “sons of architecture”.
Cozy family home in Dubnis with a pleasant indoor climate
Family House Lhotka
Architectural studio: SOA Architects
Authors: Štefan Šulek [SOA architekti]Jaroslav Richter [Richter Design]
Co-authors: tepán Tomš, Filip Rašek
Location: Lhotka, Prague 4, Czech Republic
Project: 2015 – 2018
Built up area: 189 m²
Total area: 365 square meters
Usable area: 344 m²
Land area: 800m2
statistics Science: Martin Stransky
garden engineer: DVA Atelier
Construction company: form construction
Embedded internal manufacturer: sikula
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