Located on a narrow street in Prague’s Jinonice district, this family house, designed by Atelier 111 architekti, replaces an abandoned home that had grown over the years with additional small buildings in the sloping garden. The area’s character remains with the original stones that connect the street to the home’s entryway, which leads to the main living area within two new structures.
With the front facade being right on the street, the home’s design is fairly closed off, minus the large window panel in the taller structure.
The original home and the new part are visually tied with the uniform color of the white stucco plaster and the ceramic tiles on the roof.
The spiral staircase is an unexpected element that lives within an all-white space with only the walkable section being finished in wood. It becomes sculptural as the structure twists from wood to the white underside.
The top of the stairs leads to a hallway that connects to the public area of the house. The hallway is flanked with an unfinished wooden bookshelf on one side and an oversized painting on the other. Overhead the skies can be viewed through the glass roof.
The open pitched roof gives the kitchen and dining room the feeling of being much larger than it is. The wood ceiling and floors are connected by the white walls that run the perimeter of the space.
Another pitched roof hovers over the children’s space, which feature wooden sliding doors that close off a light-filled workspace.
Photos by Jakub Skokan and Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice.