House for Photographers / ValArch Atelier
Manufacturer: IKEA, KABE Farben, Philips, Lomo top, Carpenter Jiří Jakubec, Profile eurowindowsValArch
Tomáš Jalůvka, Tomáš Kašík, Lenka Jalůvková
A description of the text provided by the architect. The land of Premek looked like a quiet meadow under the woods, but the whole thing looked easier than it really is. The land is on the border of the 3rd and 4th zones of the Beskydi Reserve. Original buildings from the 1970s are everywhere, but we had to make a lot of effort to build this house. The orientation of the plot was also not ideal, but nothing could be processed.
Creating a delicate transition between socialist buildings and pristine meadows has never been easier. Therefore, we chose the best of each element. From existing construction to urban layouts, especially city lines, and gentle curves of terrain from meadows. The meadow was extended to the roof of the bedroom, eliminating the boundary between the terrain and the house. The lack of fences only supports the natural environment of the surrounding home.
The ground floor layout is clearly divided into a common entrance area that caters to the needs of the family, as well as the front area of the photo studio in the attic. The main living area has a kitchen, dining room and living room. There is a building on the first floor that is separate from the garden, and there is a meadow on the roof. The wing has a bedroom with a bathroom that is shared throughout the house.
The attic is divided in half. One belongs to the studio with an exit to the green roof meadow and the other is completely under children’s control and overlooks Wallachia hills through a glass gable.
A small courtyard quietly nestled in the meadow, covered with green waves from the west and east, naturally blends into the terrain. This is the main oasis of peace and tranquility throughout the house, in fact a kind of living room without a roof.
A parking lot is provided at the entrance to compensate for the height difference at the beginning of the section, and the private part is partitioned by a semi-private front space to create a sense of privacy. The lack of fences and gates represents the landscape of the surrounding meadows and wild Wallachia …