Grass-topped dwelling in Czech Republic bridges "the city and the pure"

An undulating concrete roof topped with grass covers this home within the Czech Republic, designed by native structure studio RO_AR.

Situated alongside a wildlife hall on the fringe of the Hlubocepy district in Prague, the household house is designed to be a “bridge between the city and the pure”.

To attain this, RO_AR designed the home as a “conflict of two geometries”: a rectilinear kind dealing with town that’s clad in skinny oak slats and a hill-like, grass-topped kind dealing with the backyard and pure panorama past.

Czech studio RO_AR has created a home within the Hlubocepy district

“City house surrounds the positioning on the south and east sides,” defined studio founder Szymon Rozwałka. “It’s a chaotic and random improvement, usually adversely affecting the worth of the terrain.”

“We designed a constructing that was created by the tactic of land deformation. The terrain was to transition easily from the north-west aspect into a man-made ‘hill’ into which the home was to be positioned,” he continued.

On method, the bottom flooring has been carved out to create a storage and entrance sheltered by the overhanging first flooring. Right here, a paved path leads across the aspect of the house into the backyard.

Home with glazed facade and green roof
It has an undulating concrete roof topped with grass

Whereas the entrance of the dwelling is extra austere, completed in white render and clad with oak battens for privateness, the rear opens onto the backyard by means of fully-glazed facades beneath the curving roof.

“The house seeks to increase the pure context into the inside of the positioning and into the interiors,” stated Rozwałka. “It turns into an summary physique that, by means of its kind and scale, corresponds to the encircling rocks within the background.”

A paved patio exterior the residing space overlooks a small pond, and on the primary flooring, one of many bedrooms opens onto a small terrace that’s hid from the adjoining properties by a bit of concrete wall.

Internally, the house’s undulating roof is expressed as an uncovered, board-marked concrete ceiling, with massive skylights created within the areas the place its curves intersect.

Entrance to family house in the Czech Republic by RO_AR
An overhanging first flooring creates a sheltered entrance

The concrete construction has additionally been left uncovered for the inner partitions, contrasted by wood ceilings and staircases and black-metal frames, fittings and furnishings.

Concrete interior of Czech house by RO_AR
The concrete construction has been left uncovered

Based mostly in Brno, RO_AR was based in 2011 by Rozwałka and operates in each the Czech Republic and Poland.

Elsewhere within the Czech Republic, native studio Architektura just lately accomplished a brightly colored kindergarten that’s meant to echo childhood playfulness.