The Wooden Cabin on Jizera Mountains
The newly built wooden cabin on a sloping plot in the Jizera Mountains in Czech Republic takes the form of a traditional cottage and forms a pretty picture as it sits on the very edge of the mountain village surrounded by meadows and forest.
The wooden cottage is designed by Czech Republic architect Markéta Cajthamlová who runs a small studio since 1992 that is focused on smaller individual buildings with an emphasis on the complexity of the design and that gives due attention to detail and processing of all design documents.
The surrounding landscape is dynamic and changeable and the cottage respects its character and creates a structure that stands at peace with its surroundings. Natural materials typical of the region are used for the construction: wood, stone and glass.
The layout of the house is divided into thirds. The living area with kitchen, dining room and fireplace is oriented to the west; the bedroom faces east and can accommodate up to four people; the central part with the sauna and bathroom is roofed, and this created the attic.
The facade of the house is made of dark blue clapboard cladding. Generous corner windows are 12 and 10 m long. Everything that is part of the windows is white: wooden window frames, sill, wooden blinds, and shutters, as well as the lining of the fixed corner of the window. The exception is the skylight, the division of which follows the structural system of the roof. Its frames are the same colour as the covering, which is made of dark grey asphalt strips.
The house, even with the parking area, is set into the terrain in such a way that it requires only minimal landscaping. The retaining wall levelling the terrain to the north is made of local sand-coloured stone. The plinth of the house is made of visible light concrete, as well as the low retaining walls passing into the borders of the parking area, which is made of granite perk and can accommodate up to four cars.
Project location Jizera Mountains
Project country Czech Republic
Project year: 2019-2020
Completion year : 2022
Built-up Area: 150 m²
Gross Floor Area: 140 m²
Usable Floor Area: 120 m²
Plot size: 6000 m²
Dimensions: 650 m3
Photographer: Petr Polák
Words and description by the architect: Markéta Cajthamlová
Collaborator: Construction and documentation for the NOVATOP system: 3AE, www.3ae.cz
Garden design: Magdaléna Myšková Kaščáková
Realisation of the garden: Gabriel.
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