OV-A Architects built this beautiful 'Family Home' on a grassy hillside at the edge of Králuv Dvur in the Czech Republic. Designed for a family of five, the sizable 2,400 sq ft house focuses on creating close ties between its spaces by organizing them around a living area that acts as the heart of the home. The single-story structure also features a shell of larch wood shutters that can be open and closed to the outside world.
The Family Home is constructed on a square ground plan with rooms radiating off a central core. Three bedrooms, each with private amenities, face north and boast floor-to-ceiling glazed walls that promise plenty of daylight. The glass walls can be slid open and the larch shutters can be folded back to open the spaces to views of the garden and valley, or be re-positioned to create additional rooms. Increased privacy and a quiet and cozy space simply means closing the shutters.
The house is built with a timber frame consisting of I-beams, and the interior walls are packed with mineral wool and wainscoting for thermal insulation. The roof remains flat and covered with PVC foil and a layer of pebble rock.
A great modern gesture that plays up the importance of natural lighting and nature in one’s life, the Family Home is one sure to be filled quickly with treasured memories.
Via Arch Daily
Photographs: Tomas Soucek