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Cottage near a pond | Atelier 111 Architekti


| 11 : 00 – 29 October 2018 |


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Prague based Atelier 111 Architekti design a cottage near a pond serving as vacation home in Vysočina, Czech Republic.

Abiding by local construction rules, the 50 m2 built-up space consists of four small blocks rising to a height of 5 mts. The kitchen and the bedroom face the nearby pond, whereas the living room opens to oak groves. Out of the four blocks, a separate block acting as storage room has a covered porch for drying fishing nets.


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A separate block serves as storage space on one side, a covered porch on pond-side


Built entirely from wood, the open spatial arrangement of the house turns it into a modern contemporary abode. Minimal furniture assists in clear circulation and adds to the richness and warmth on the interiors in this vacation home. Large, full height windows allow the picturesque environment to flood every space.


View of the exteriors from the covered porch block

From the architect – 


Inspired by traditional fisherman´s cabins, we designed a small cabin on a bank of a pond, which is surrounded by a picturesque scenery. Its size is limited by the legislation. The maximum built-up area 50 m2 and maximum height of 5 meters require a special ground-plan solution for a family holiday house.


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Floor plan, Section shows small attic as sleeping area for children


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Connecting corridor from bedroom to kitchen and living area


The object consists of four small masses, three of which are connected and one separated, standing nearby. The central space is accessed by a minimal entrance through the kitchen and nearby dining space, which also has a built in component of a rather small attic space intended to be a sleeping space for children.


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Dining and kitchen space


The kitchen offers a beautiful view of the water surface, as well as the bedroom, while the living space also opens up in the other direction, to the sunlit scenery of mature oaks.


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Full height windows on either side in living room



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The covered porch and large windows provide great view of the pond


The individual separated object serves as a storage space with a covered porch suitable for drying fisherman´s nets or just silent contemplation surrounded by natural beauty.


3 interconnected blocks

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Evening view of the cottage overlooking the pond


Project details –


Project name – Cottage near a pond

Architect – Atelier 111 Architekti |

Lead Architect  – Ing.arch. Jiří Weinzettl

Project location – Vysočina, Czech Republic

Project type – Residential architecture, Interior design, Cabin, Holiday home

Completion year – 2015

Realisation – 2016 -2018

Photography – © Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma |

Built-up area – 49 + 23 m2 | Usable area – 37 + 17 m2

Project manager – Ing. Michal Hamada

Suppliers – 

Construction contractor – Joinery Milan Vlk, Pejškov

Carpentry supplier – Jiří Beneš Saw, Lipice

Windows – JANOŠÍK OKNA-DVEŘE s.r.o.

Chairs – TON a.s.

Sofa – Cosmopolitan design

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