Study and Scientific Library – Hradec Králové  ——  High Museum of Art  ——  The Roof of the St. Pius Church  ——  Museum aan de Strom  ——  The Slavia Exposition  
Interior of an outdoor store Český Ráj  ——  Sport and Relaxation Centre  ——  Technorama of Emil Škoda  ——  Glass and Bijouterie Museum  ——  Fojtka family estate  
House by the third hole  ——  Letenské sady  ——  Horní Počernice II  ——  Náplavní 2/1772  ——  The Info-system of the Park at Letná  
Family house in Semčice  ——  Nebušice family house  ——  The Barandov interior  ——  A pension in Borová Lada  ——  Loft conversion in Terronská  
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A pension in Borová Lada

The building of a family pension lies in Borová Lada in a protected landscape area of Šumava. It has the capacity of 20 beds and two long lease apartments. The pension consists of three structures; two are meant for housing and one, ground-floor basement building, is holding complementary services and technical background joint for both dwelling structures. The building structures are organized into the shape of a letter L and thus create a private court. This architectonic element is inspired by a traditional village development, where a court is a central element of the disposition and serves as a half-open social area protecting the inhabitants from sounds of traffic and unfavorable weather, mainly north-west winds in this case.

The character and shape of the windows of the exposed building sections correspond with the typical architecture of this region. Those parts of the building invisible from the country or its’ immediate surroundings are equipped with French windows, transmitting generous optical connection of interior and exterior. Mostly, natural materials are used; stone facing, wood brattice paneling, slate roofing. Windows are designed as aluminum with low-energy glazing.

author:Dalibor Hlaváček
cooperation:Jan Cyrany, Josef Hlavatý, Lenka Herynková, Daniela Maxová
visualizations:Jan Cyrany