Diane Pham

OV-A's Family House in Králuv Dvur Features a Folding Wood Shutter Facade

by , 01/11/12
filed under: Architecture, gallery


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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.

+ OV-A

Via Arch Daily

Photographs: Tomas Soucek

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