Markétka House by Mjölk Architekti, Točník architecture, Czech barn-inspired architecture, Czech rural architecture

Built to accommodate a couple and their two children, the handsome timber home is set on a 1,200-square-meter plot near the Czech village of Točník and was chosen for its panoramic countryside views. To take advantage of those views, large windows and glazed sliding doors are set into all four facades of the family home and are carefully positioned to frame the best views of the landscape, including nearby Točník castle. Siberian larch clads the timber-framed structure, while titanium zinc tiles cover the roof.

Markétka House by Mjölk Architekti, Točník architecture, Czech barn-inspired architecture, Czech rural architecture

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In contrast to the timber facade, the interior features a minimal and almost all-white color palette that evokes an art gallery-like feel. Since the home was built on a slope, the ground floor plan steps down from the garage on the higher elevation to the open-plan communal area—comprising a living room, dining area, and kitchen—located on the lower end of the slope. An entryway/lobby with a nine-meter-tall ceiling is placed at the heart of the home. A stairway leads from the lobby to the upper floor where two bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the house.

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