Villa Juarezova by Radan Hubicka Architectural Studio
By Sophie • Jul 2, 2013
This modern villa by Radan Hubicka Architectural Studio was built in 2005 and houses an extended family in a residential area of Prague, Czech Republic.
It is an extension and renovation of an existing structure that provides each generation with its own private unit.
Villa Juarezova by Radan Hubicka Architectural Studio:
“This two-generation villa offering comforts corresponding to present-day housing requirements was created in the residential quarter of Prague Bubeneč by converting a building that could no longer meet its users’ requirements.
The ground floor of the original building was preserved, and a two-storey L-shaped extension was added on top of it. This resulted in two separate units, each with its own entrance. The grandmother’s unit on the ground floor was extended with a new entrance hall and new facilities, and the rest was generally redesigned.
The other unit, for the daughter and her husband and two children, is laid out on two levels and has a separate entrance with a dressing room on the ground floor. The first floor is divided into a day zone and a children’s zone. The day zone is centred around a richly glazed south-western facade, open towards the front garden.
The interwoven spaces of the kitchen, dining room and living room with a fireplace make up a free-flowing space, culminating in a corbelled loggia, connecting the interior with the exterior. The offset top floor contains a master bedroom, incorporating a bathroom that is separated neither visually not physically.
The white smooth plaster, the silver aluminium windows, a simple fence and sidewalk made of yellow travertine lend the house a simple yet formal character, corresponding to the feel of the area. The house interior is a variegated harmony of materials and colours, enhanced with the cool elegance of stainless steel details.”
Photos courtesy of Radan Hubicka Architectural Studio
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