Mountain Retreat

Feilden+Mawson/FAM Architekti, Bohemia, 2010

 

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Small residential retreat and guest house with facilities for local skiing and nature hiking

The form and scale of the house are defined by topography and the orientation towards views of landscape and towards sunlight. The prevailing western winds are tackled with a narrow gable end to minimise their impact.

The external walls are made of 500mm thick superinsulated prefabricated clay blocks, which are also used for the main loadbearing wall. A sense of cave like protection against climate is enhanced by the journey from entrance lobby to the upper living space which winds itself twice through this thick internal wall.

The heating is built within the floors and powered by gas, with additional option of wood burning stove in the living space.

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  • Begun: Jul 2008
  • Completed: Dec 2010
  • Floor area: 99m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £88,500
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • Address: Pernink, Krusne Mountains, Bohemia, Czech Republic

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