Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? Follow us..

Refreshing and cool design at Villa Ritka, Czech Republic

Contemporary-Property-Ritka-Czech-Republic-00

Studio pha a Praha-based architectural practice have completed the Villa Řitka project in 2011 project. The exposed stone contemporary property can e found in Řitka, Czech Republic.

According to the architects: “The basic idea was to build a kind of enclosure of a building in and on itself, and the use of the sloping ground to divide the building into a two-storey main residential part on the upper part of the land and a lower building containing the garages and entrance hall further down the slope.

“The result is essentially a two-storey contemporary house with a flat roof, positioned atop the concrete “retaining wall” of the lower structure.

“The house’s plan is of ‘U’ shape, or equally it could be described as a rectangle with an interior atrium open on one side to the surrounding landscape.

“Inside the contemporary Praha property the atrium is fitted with a small pool, which ensures for this space pleasant cooling, reinforced by the system of louvered blinds against the sun.

“The flat roof is weighted down with tiles, forming a kind of terrace landscaping retaining surfaces of flower-boxes filled with vegetation. As a result, the structure appears – even seen from above on the access road – as an organic compact whole of pleasing appearance. In this way, the roof becomes itself a fifth facade.”

Images courtesy of Filip Šlapal

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? Follow us..

February 6, 2013 | Property | View comments

- Other articles you may enjoy -

Sign up to the Adelto newsletter