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

Posted By Diane Pham On January 11, 2012 @ 10:19 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments


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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 [5]. 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 [6]

Photographs: Tomas Soucek


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[3] OV-A Architects: http://ov-a.cz/

[4] Králuv Dvur: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kr%C3%A1l%C5%AFv_Dv%C5%AFr

[5] daylight: http://inhabitat.com/sun-tracker-skylights-pump-daylight-indoors/

[6] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/198278/family-house-in-kraluv-dvur-ov-a/

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