|PROJECT||Hotel apartments 1302 sqm|
|LOCATION||Borova Lada, Czech republic|
|TYPE||Interior design, Architecture supervision|
Denisa Kubickova Strmiskova, Kristyna Hodanova, Jan Jaros, Samuel Lövy, Stepan Rapp
|VISUALIZATION||The Builders + Samuel Lövy|
Chalupa Lada is located in the heart of the Šumava National Park. Vernacular architecture of Šumava region is an inspiration not only for the form of the building, but also for the facade, selected materials and other details. Disposition is the same as in the original barns. The central part of the ground floor is passing through the whole object and creates an open space from which it leads to the individual entrances to the apartments.
Gable composition of the facade is inspired by the diagonal cladding of traditional cottage. When choosing the material, care was taken to select natural and authentic surfaces. The whole building is permeated by stone with a natural pattern and oak wood stained in different shades. Part of the design is also to combine uneven and elderly pieces of wood with straight and exact shapes. Modern paraphrase of a black kitchen is based on vernacular design. Black kitchen creates a compact shape with sculptural stoves that dominates the entire space. The dining zone is situated in the corner as was in the original rooms. Life in the mountains was also a design source. Design of the living room is based on golden hour lighting as the sun goes down in the early evenings. For a small relax room was inspiration the black hour when mountaineers were having just candles during the long winter time. The game room is inspired by surrounding nature. The amorphous layout of the room is combined with a number of textile elements which is inspired by the adjacent moor.
Image source: Lidové stavby - Jiří Škabrada, Život staré Šumavy - Vlastimil Vondruška