Residence Špindlerův Mlýn
Authors: Radek Lampa, Gabriela Andresová
Collaborator: Vlastimil Pešl
Year of study/ realization: 2015/2017
Investor: private person
Place: Špindlerův Mlýn
The motto is an archetype: The seat of the family is the foundation, architecturally expressed by elementary geometric form with local traditional elements.
The client´s interest was to build an ancestral residence in a beatiful location, overlooking the spindler basin. The task was to devise a house that overcomes generations with its durability and form. Parents, like a founders of an ancestral Cottage, will live here, children and grandchildren, will visit them. In winter on skis, in summer on bike. Love of sport is one of the reasons for meeting of the whole family.
Land and regulation options were so cramped, that a vila of built up area 150 square meters had to have several floors. Ground floor of stone masonry is a local tradition, it is an imaginary solid foundation and serves as a backdrop of the house. The main residential floor, the center of life in the house, is used for housing of parents. The floor is transparent around the perimetr for wide views. Attic floor is designed for children, grandchildren or family guests. It is totally self-sufficient. The exterior form of the house is classic and based on traditions of the local folk architecture. It is horizontally structured on a plinth, residential floor and a steep roof. Individual elements on façade are copied from these traditions, but give them different meaning and function. Traditional lining in the shield has newly acquired the function of sunshade. The whole building, although it appears to be of classical materials, is built only from reinforced concrete and steel elements. The construction or façade does not use wood, although it can appear at first glance. The house, in its form, based in history, uses to its full extent modern materials – aluminium, concrete, glass, steel. The symbolic expression of the essence of the family is the analogy of the forms in the basic geometry, which is reflected in the expression of the house. A distinctive triangle of shield and a circle as an eye to the landscape. The dominant substance of the chimney is a remembrance of the original object.