Prague based practice Qarta Architecture have designed a family house in Palkovice, Czech Republic. The house is situated in a garden in the periphery of Palkovice, nearby Frýdek Místek with views to the Beskydy mountains. The original plan was to reconstruct the old house situated in the middle of the plot, but instead the architects have built a new house in the backside of the original house.
From the architects, “The concept of the house is based on the requirement of living on one height level. The solution was very easy on this flat land. The next important point was to create a terrace, patio and atrium not only as a relaxing zone, but also as a connection between the interior and exterior. Interesting elements of the house are the rooflights in the children’s room and the entrance hall. Outdoor atriums with greenery placed inside the house are an enlivening of the interior.
The house is designed to the individual zones such as: part of the garage, entrance zone, or private area. The private area – the children’s room with its own sanitary facilities follows the entrance area. Another part – the semi-private area is made up of the kitchen, the dining room, living room and the covered outdoor terrace. In the northern part of the house is situated a cloakroom, bedroom, bathroom and a study room. The house is materially conceived as a combination of stone, wood and glass.
Stone permeates from the exterior to the interior. Glass is in large areas for a maximum connection with the exterior and valuable views. The stone walls are harmonized with wooden paneling, beams and wooden floors.”