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Weekend House in Beskydy by Pavel Míček Architects

Pavel Míček Architects designed a non-traditionally traditional cottage in idyllic mountain landscape of Czech Beskydy. Concrete and larch wood express the context and serve as pivotal conceptual guideline of a weekend house around which the undisrupted surrounding landscape continues to flow almost unnoticed.

Project description by the architects:

A non-traditionally traditional cottage in idyllic mountain landscape. An extraordinary place in the southern part of the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy. Mountain landscape with almost no other buildings nearby – with the exception of just few scattered homesteads. The plot borders on the road from the upper part and is formed by a wild mountain meadow sloping down to a wooded shadowy gully with a flowing brook.

Weekend House in Beskydy by Pavel Míček Architectsimage © BoysPlayNice

Centre of the design was searched in the primordial mountain atmosphere. The process was none too easy, being significantly influenced by the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area Administration and its rigid building regulations, which much complicate the creative or innovative approach.

a cottage in forest image © BoysPlayNice

The first ideas were not related to space and volume. They aimed to the material which could express the context and serve as a pivotal conceptual guideline. Concrete and larch wood. How can characteristic features of these materials, contrasting to a large degree, be used in the best way and with minimal means?

a modern kitchen in a triangular wooden cottage image © BoysPlayNice

interior of the cabin made of wood image © BoysPlayNice

Heaviness and lightness. Concrete embodies the heavy hollow platform, partially burrowed into the earth surface, with almost cave atmosphere. It hides larch bedroom cabins and service house spaces.

sun light enters the living room through skylight and large triangular window image © BoysPlayNice

Two light larch boards, holding the free-flowing space with open views into mountain scenery, were then supported against each other on this piece of rock.

the first floor of the cabin connected to the ground floor with staircase image © BoysPlayNice

The undisrupted surrounding landscape around the house continues to flow almost unnoticed. The concrete shall turn grey and overgrow with moss, the larch wood shall gain greyish-silver patina, and the access path from sandstone stones shall be barely seen in the meadow grass.

mushrooms in a modern kitchen image © BoysPlayNice

wooden staircase image © BoysPlayNice

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stylish modern stool bars in the wooden kitchen image © BoysPlayNice

bedroom with large window toward nature image © BoysPlayNice

small bathroom image © BoysPlayNice

Weekend House in Beskydy by Pavel Míček Architectsimage © BoysPlayNice

cabin in the woods image © BoysPlayNice

a cabin in located in the mountain image © BoysPlayNice

Weekend House in Beskydy by Pavel Míček Architectsimage © BoysPlayNice

the cabin facade captured at the sunset image © BoysPlayNice

the aerial view of the cottage image © BoysPlayNice

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Project name: Weekend House in Beskydy

Architecture firm: Pavel Míček Architects

Author: Pavel Míček

Location: Beskydy Mountains, Czech Republic

Project year: 2011 - 2013

Completion year: 2014 - 2019

Built-up area: 154 m²

Usable floor area: 185 m²

Volume: 937 m²

Photographer: BoysPlayNice

Structural Engineering: Vladimír Uchytil

Mechanical Engineering: Oto Nový

Building Physics: Milan Farář

Electrical Engineering: Jaroslav Tesař

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