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Ultra Minimal Weekend House

We just can’t get enough of mountain and forest huts! Last year it was all about the beauty and freedom of such mini-apartments and this year it’s all about hiking and staying wherever you want in the wild. This wooden weekend in the hilly landscape of the Beskydy Mountains in the Czech Republic was built by Pavel Míček Architects and was definitely inspired by the traditional geometries and appearances of the hut.

When designing the weekend house in Beskydy, the team from Pavel Míček Architects expressed the influence of the mountain atmosphere. The project was developed within the strict building regulations of the Beskydy Nature Reserve Administration, which limits the limitless creativity of the team and calls for a new, innovative approach. While the design of the house depends primarily on its materiality, the team uses concrete and larch wood to best express the mountainous context.

With a material palette made of concrete and larch wood, the Beskydy House by Pavel Míček Architects shows a combination of heavy and light elements. A thick, hollow volume of concrete is partially buried in the earth, creating an almost cave-like atmosphere. This base consists of bedroom cabins and service rooms made of light larch wood. At the top, two light wooden elements form a free-flowing A-frame with a clear view of the mountain landscape. Finally, the concrete is overgrown with moss, while the larch wood receives a gray-silver patina and the access route is hidden by sandstone stones in the meadow grass.

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