A design of a residential building on a street corner, submitted in competition, in Písek
The ambivalent character of this area is calling for something to complete this street corner; it needs the help of significant unifying element. We chose a simple design that ends the traditional street front with an unconventional approach – we provide a distinctively different building in contrast to the existing surrounding group of houses, opening a “dialogue” between two different ways of construction. The diagonal line between the two types of overlapping facades is the most distinctive architectural feature of this building, and it supports the flow of the rising street corner and highlights it. Along this greatly elongated building is a gallery with a double-aisle, with a southerly orientation. A subtle walkway is can be spotted from the nearby square. Light storage boxes with semi-transparent coloring reside in the galleries, and create a pleasant visual play on the northerly facade.
A 2004 project.