Prague 10, Měcholupy
author: David Chromík, Marek Chalupa
cooperation: Milan Jírovec
project: 1995-1996/ realization: 1998
investor: private investor
construction costs: CZK 12 Mio
The volumetric composition of the house is based on the Owner’s unconventional program requirement and town-planning context. Besides the living areas, there is also the Owner’s firm headquarters in the building together with a showroom.
A narrow lot naturally divides the house in to the public and exclusively private parts. The house has a full basement in the whole plan. Compositional use of quality, well-worked natural materials in respect of craftsmanship, and their details is strongly emphasised. Thus, material becomes physically experienced aesthetic quality with spatial effect.
The sandwich structure of the living prism is faced with fair-face brickwork. A narrow neck connects the glazed showroom prism. The living areas program: a living room, a living vestibule with a dining area and a kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a toilet, a cellar with storage rooms, a laundry and fitness.
The commercial part program: a shop, 2 offices, a kitchenette + sanitary facilities for the Owner’s collaborators, a cellar with a car park for 5 company cars, and a workshop.