Project: Summer Family Residence
Architects: Studio DDAANN
Author: Daniel Rohan architect, Daniel Baudis architect
Collaborators: Klára Koldová – junior architect, Lucia Horkavá – junior architect
Project location: Central Bohemia, Czech Republic
Completion year 2019
Built-up area 235 m2
Gross floor area 176 m2
Usable floor area 153 m2
Photo credits: BoysPlayNice
Text and Photos provided by Studio DDAANN
This summer family residence stands literally on a green field, near a clump of trees, in a pleasant countryside of central Bohemia. The house accommodates three generations of one family. A grandfather, a grandmother, a father, a mother and their two boys – there’s enough space for all of them to spend a summer and a lot of weekends together.
The house consists of several smaller, connected volumes, each of which serves a different purpose. The whole family meets in the central part of the house – there is a living room with a fireplace, a dining room and a kitchen. This area is the true heart of the house, with large sliding windows opening to a garden.
Each generation has its own privacy. The grandparents use their own ‘house’ with a living area, a bedroom and sanitary facilities. The parents have a spacious bedroom, a bathroom and study, which serves as a guest room when needed. The boys have their kingdom in a room on the second floor, from which they have an excellent view of the surroundings.
These residential parts of the house are supplemented with an entrance area with facilities, a shed with a workshop and a roofed parking spot.
The building is connected to a south terrace with a high pillar in its corner. The pillar supports a vegetation-covered pergola, there is also a garden shower and a small wind turbine rotating on its tip. The whole house is surrounded by a large garden with trees, fruits, vegetables and herbs, ready to be used in the kitchen.
corrugated metal sheet | roofing
corrugated polycarbonate | roofing, facade
concrete bricks | walls
thin-layer plaster | facade
stainless steel Carl Stahl | terrace roofing
plywood | built-in furniture