The plot is situated on the edge of a residential area, next to eight-storey buildings. On the other side, to the south-east, the terrain turns sharply downwards towards the Vltava river. There have been rural settlements in this area at least since the Baroque era.
Our project restores the “Farka” homestead whose original building is ruined due to being neglected for decades.
We reinstate the east-west oriented wing in its original proportions to preserve its historical value while replacing the north-south wing by new ground floor with flat roof. The contemporary extension recedes into background thanks to minimal footprint and low height, while the sloping terrain allows for another, semi-underground storey below. The retaining walls are finished in stone.
This approach does not only serve the building programme, the clear separation also gives dominance to the most preserved original wing.