[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Jestico + Whiles has completed this luxury villa on the outskirts of Prague, in the Czech Republic
The 560m² five-bedroom family home features a light-grey stucco façade with a south-facing glazed façade.
The house is designed to connect to the surrounding landscaped gardens. The north-façade features a ‘mosaic’ of windows each offering a different view over the garden.
The architect’s view
‘The design fuses the home’s minimalist spaces with physical connections to the landscaped gardens. The villa features a transparent south-facing façade that allows natural light to flood throughout the entire living space without any danger of overheating or glare in summer thanks to balcony overhangs and a cantilevered roof.
‘A large skylight on the upper level is designed to break up the façade on the second floor and highlight the division of spaces into master wing and children’s wing. The skylight also brings light deep into the ground floor and is framed by a picturesque pocket garden visible from the master bedroom.
‘The entrance to the villa is through a wide glass doorway, with recessed, sumptuous leather seating and generous storage spaces. A direct view through the depth of the villa reveals the landscaped garden beyond, blurring the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. As one enters the living room, a series of open-plan living spaces reveal the owner’s African artwork and are connected to a recessed, polished-lacquer finished library with a large fireplace.
‘The kitchen and dining spaces are located next to the living room and designed to be a warm heart to the family home whilst providing the house with a contemporary feel.’
Location Prague, Czech Republic
Type of project residential
Client private client
Architect Jestico + Whiles
Landscape and planning consultants A05
Structural engineer Robin Grebik
M&E consultant Milan Klogner, David Prachar, Radek Horejsi
Quantity surveyor Smyrna Praha
Planning supervisor CEERM
Main contractor Kompakt Pribram
Start on site date July 2013
Completion date June 2014
Gross internal floor area 560m² + 89m² garage