status: Contemporary Czech House 2014 competition | 2nd Prize
Nowadays, we witness a crisis in the historical centres of Czech villages. Village houses tend to expand uncontrollably on the outskirts of villages and greedily bite off pieces
of arable land, instead of making use of the potential of village residential areas and
the so called "dead" parcels in it.
Hence this project represents a call for more proficient urban planning, rather than
an architectural appeal. It is based on a long narrow plot of land, that was ideal for
the needs of the medieval feudal society, but doesn't really fit into the demands of our times. However, I believe that even this kind of limitation can provide enough comfortable living space for a family of four.
The village has been built along a road, which has caused the prolonged shape of the urban area
Uncontrolled construction of houses creates dead zones in the residential areas of villages, a "no man's land" designed as residential plots in the local ground plans
This project looks for an architectural solution that would take advantage
of the challenging shapes of the parcels