A narrow street, where the sleepy character of old Jinonice is still preserved, broadens out to create a tiny square with a well. It was dominated by an abandoned house, formed by gradual addition of masses, some of which overtopped the original one. The complex of these small buildings, placed in the sloping garden, was in a very dilapidated uninhabitable state.
The new design preserves only the oldest part made out of stones oriented towards the street and uses it as an entry to the main living floor in the two new masses. The tallest part is dedicated to the children. All of the living areas, including children´s bedrooms, have a direct connection to the sunlit sloping garden, which is shielded from the street by the mass of the house.
The old and the new part are visually unified by the colour of the stucco plaster and by beaver tail ceramic tiles on the roof. The age of the individual parts is revealed by the detail, the original morphology is in a light contrast with the contemporary minimalist form.
Studio Atelier 111 architekti
Architects Jiří Weinzettl, Barbora Weinzettlová, Veronika Indrová
Project location Prague – Jinonice, Czech Republic
Project year 2016
Completion year 2019
Built-up area 193 m2
Usable floor area 318 m2
Photo credits BoysPlayNice
Collaborators Michal Hamada | construction engineer