Architecture studio Prodesi Domesi designed a cottage inspired by a ship cabin.
Covered with sun-burned larch boards, the small house offers a surprising amount of space inside. In every corner of the house, there are inconspicuous storage spaces and everything has its place like in a ship’s cabin. The interior space acts as a cozy retreat, while large panes of glass provide breathtaking views over the lake.
As the architect, Klára Vratislavová says: “The construction of the house went hand in hand with its interior design so that we could make good use of every inch of space that the original grandfather’s cottage had set for us.” Finally, they were able to fit in such a small place with dimensions 5 x 8,5 m a dining room, living room with a remarkable view of the water level, spacious entrance hall with a bench for changing, bathroom, separate toilet, pantry, and utility room. Upstairs they created a larger and smaller bedroom and a dressing room. “We took a reverse approach when designing the upstairs. First, we created the necessary spaces for bedrooms and after that, we “cut off” the exceeding part of the roof, so that the house would be as small as possible. Our goal was to design a building that humbly integrates into the green slope above the water with mostly modest old cottages,” adds Klára Vratislavová.
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