It ´s Friday afternoon. I’m sitting on our south terrace, drinking coffee and looking out into the landscape. An elongated roof overhang protects me from direct sunlight. It comes in hand even when it starts to rain and we can stay outside with equanimity and dry. You probably wouldn’t recognize our original cottage, but we’ve preserved the utmost of i – except for the roof. The roof is brand new and rotated 90 degrees from the original, so it allows us maximal use of solar energy. We have also added and enlarged the windows to brighten up the interior. The living floor is now extended with a new terrace, from which you can descend directly to the garden. That was missing a lot before. In front of the house, you can find the same cream-colored steel structure under which we park our cars. Next to it, right at the entrance, remained preserved our beloved cedar. A rough white plaster and a tin roof add expression to the house, as well as long red gutters framing the whole mass. Inside, we have one large living room with a kitchen area, where we together spend most of our time. We savor the ubiquitous light wood and views to three sides. All floors are connected by the original staircase. One floor up is the master bedroom and children’s rooms. Further up, in the attic, there is a sanctum where we can close and have peace. In the basement, there is a utility room and a large warehouse with all sports gear. When we load a van on an expedition, we can carry things straight up the stairs with a ramp into the space between the cars. Downstairs is also a beautiful bright room with direct access to the garden, where so far we have only bikes and boats. But the space reserve is always handy and we will definitely find the utilization in the future – it is ready for everything.

House for alpinists

Study: 2022

Team: David Neuhäusl, Matěj Hunal, Tereza Šírerová, Marek Vilášek