Villa Řitka by studio pha
By Sophie • Jan 18, 2013 • Selected Work
Villa Řitka is a 2011 project by studio pha and is located in Řitka, Czech Republic.
Exposed stone is used to accent both the interior and exterior walls, giving texture and an edge to the otherwise ultra-sleek design.
Villa Řitka by studio pha:
“The basic idea is a kind of enclosure of the building in and on itself, and the use of the sloping ground to divide the building into a two-storey main residential part on the upper part of the land and a lower building containing the garages and entrance hall further down the slope.
The result is essentially a two-storey house with a flat roof, positioned atop the concrete “retaining wall” of the lower structure.
The house’s plan is of “U”-shape, or equally it could be described as a rectangle with an interior atrium open on one side to the surrounding landscape.
Inside the atrium is a small pool, which ensures for this space pleasant cooling, reinforced by the system of louvered blinds against the sun.
The flat roof is weighted down with tiles, forming a kind of terrace landscaping retaining surfaces of flower-boxes filled with vegetation. As a result, the structure appears – even seen from above on the access road – as an organic compact whole of pleasing appearance. In this way, the roof becomes itself a fifth facade.”
Photos by: Filip Šlapal
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