Wood House Sits Lightly On Landscape

wood house slavonice photo

One can build a house out of wood and cover it up, or one can celebrate the nature of wood, as this one in Slavonice, Czech Republic does. Designed by E - M.R.A.K. | Martin Rajniš, Kamila Amblerová, Václav Horecký, it is built out of unplaned, uncut wood piled on top of each other, and held together only by its construction weight to make it completely adaptable. It is basically a pile of lumber.


The architect describes it: "To summarize, it is about the minimum work, minimum adaptations, I minimum time, minimum energy, no waste, minimum nature infringement, minimum traffic, minimum assembling, minimum costs.."


"One of the main endeavours was to grasp the object very sensibly with regard to the environment and natural neighbourhood. The construction has no foundations; it doesn't penetrate the landscape, it only touches it"


"the internal areas are covered by a free building set of glassed frames suspended from the upper horizontal structure. On the northern side, these frames are filled with fibre boards, with double-glass boards on the other sides. The internal partition walls are either fixed, or sliding, made also of fibre boards suspended from the upper horizontal structure."


All photographs by Andrea Lhotáková via ::Archiweb