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Sprawling Villa H in Prague adapts to a steep plot with a creative 3-level layout

Terraced gardens and arched layout allow Villa H to adapt to its steep sloping site in Prague, Czech Republic. Architecture firm Atelier 6 designed Villa H to hug the plot in a creative and unique way in order to utilize as much of it as possible.

Villa H, Atelier 6, green architecture, Prague, cladding, Czech Republic, mosaic, elevator, terraced garden

The two-story building sits on a property located on a residential villa in Prague’s Podolí district. It takes an L-shaped form that opens to the west in the garden and to the attractive view of the Vltava river and the cityscape.

Villa H, Atelier 6, green architecture, Prague, cladding, Czech Republic, mosaic, elevator, terraced garden

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The ground floor houses the main living quarters in the northwest wing and a bedroom part in the southwest wing. A deep terrace occupies the space that connects the two wings. A centrally positioned elevator connects all three levels of the building, as well as the garden.

Villa H, Atelier 6, green architecture, Prague, cladding, Czech Republic, mosaic, elevator, terraced garden

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The roof extends to cover the west facade of the northwest wing, as well as the terrace in front of the main living space. Different cladding materials used in the exterior create a mosaic that accentuates specific parts of the house and create diversity reflected in the interior. The entire building balances between two principles–privacy and openness.

+ Atelier 6

Photos by Martin Tůma and Jakub Skokan / BoysPlayNice

Villa H, Atelier 6, green architecture, Prague, cladding, Czech Republic, mosaic, elevator, terraced garden

Villa H, Atelier 6, green architecture, Prague, cladding, Czech Republic, mosaic, elevator, terraced garden

Villa H, Atelier 6, green architecture, Prague, cladding, Czech Republic, mosaic, elevator, terraced garden

Villa H, Atelier 6, green architecture, Prague, cladding, Czech Republic, mosaic, elevator, terraced garden

http://ift.tt/2xyU1vk Source: http://inhabitat.com




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