client: private person
location: Libiš, Czech Rep.
building type: family house
site: 2000 m2
usable floor area: 150 m2
project phase: under construction
author: Markéta Zdebská
in cooperation with:
Jakub Klaška (study)
Radek Pospíšil (detail design)
Situation: The flat land lies in an area without any surrounding development, close to allotment gardens on the edge of a village. The lot has an oblong shape.
Concept: This house has two ends. The land also shifts from one principle into another. The man intends to grow potatoes behind the house and he would like to breed two goats. The woman, originally a townsperson, will probably not be persuaded. But she might be so saturated by her work with flowers in front of the house that she will not even notice.
House: Single-storey, with respect to the environs and to the investor’s requirements. The layout is divided into two sections, of which the lower contains the private parts of the house – bedroom, children’s rooms and the main bathroom. At one end, this volume is opened by a parking space, and at the other end it is closed by a do-it-yourself workshop with a view of the grounds. The second section rises from the office/ guest room to the living room. Its height culminates at the dividing line between the outdoor and indoor space. A semi-open terrace is located behind the dividing line.
Materials: Two-by-four system construction. The facade is made of vertically laid planed larch baulks.