Modřanský háj

realisation of a housing complex
CZ, Prague, Do Koutů — 2015
residential
investor, client
Quinlan Private Golub/AVESTUS real estate
architect
Boris Redčenkov, Prokop Tomášek, Jaroslav Wertig
team, collaboration
Erik Hocke, Pavel Jahelka, Michal Nohejl, Jan Srna
photographer
Erik Hocke
visualization
obrazek.org - Michal Nohejl

Based on the analysis of the site and the assigned task, the concept of residential premises at the edge of urban area and free countryside tries to offer a contemporary view of living in medium standard residential houses. 
The design offers an alternative to the predominant trend of development of suburban areas. We replace the midrise development by more concentrated low-storeyed development inspired by life in single family houses. 
The individual low-storeyed blocks create intimate spaces connected to the surrounding countryside by clearly arranged roads. The design tries to develop the theme of habitation characteristic for a single family house in the area of a residential house, in particular by the low-storeyed character, large amount of greenery, links to private gardens, simple parking, sufficient facility areas, safety and intimacy. 
The leitmotif of the design is the slogan: flat = single family house = weekend house
Concept 
The concept is based on plot morphology, ties with 
the countryside, and the relation to the city. The basic theme of the design is the integration of the residential space into the urban and social structure of Komořany emphasizing the following principle: be the constituent of the place and not its satellite.
The modulation of the slope into longitudinal terrace-like blocks creates a platform for individual types of houses. The scale and size of terraces reflects the analysis of the urban arrangement of linked existing development of single family houses. By extending the existing streets a basic horizontal framework of the new set is created. In the opposite direction – perpendicular to the slope – the rhythm of the terraces intends to provide maximum permeability of the area.
The important characteristic of the existing residential area of single family houses is the optimisation of common areas. External area is usually included in private gardens, no bewildering interspaces without clear property and spatial relations remain. On the other hand, the open area is clearly delimited as a public one and provides enough space for free time activities of children and adults alike. 
Mass and space design The mass design helps to define the terrace-like forming of the place and through its horizontal arrangement corresponds to the natural morphology of the site. The individual buildings are situated on longitudinal terraces. The blocks of terraces are delimited by hierarchized lanes, piazzas and at the place of access to the residential area the central social area – the main piazza. The arrangement of open spaces – lanes, piazzas, courts, and yards delimited by buttress walls, fences and the ground floor exterior of houses creates traditional atmosphere of a rural or even Mediterranean character characterized by the sense of security and privacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modřanský háj

realisation of a housing complex
CZ, Prague, Do Koutů — 2015
residential
investor, client
Quinlan Private Golub/AVESTUS real estate
architect
Boris Redčenkov, Prokop Tomášek, Jaroslav Wertig
team, collaboration
Erik Hocke, Pavel Jahelka, Michal Nohejl, Jan Srna
photographer
Erik Hocke
visualization
obrazek.org - Michal Nohejl

Based on the analysis of the site and the assigned task, the concept of residential premises at the edge of urban area and free countryside tries to offer a contemporary view of living in medium standard residential houses. 
The design offers an alternative to the predominant trend of development of suburban areas. We replace the midrise development by more concentrated low-storeyed development inspired by life in single family houses. 
The individual low-storeyed blocks create intimate spaces connected to the surrounding countryside by clearly arranged roads. The design tries to develop the theme of habitation characteristic for a single family house in the area of a residential house, in particular by the low-storeyed character, large amount of greenery, links to private gardens, simple parking, sufficient facility areas, safety and intimacy. 
The leitmotif of the design is the slogan: flat = single family house = weekend house
Concept 
The concept is based on plot morphology, ties with 
the countryside, and the relation to the city. The basic theme of the design is the integration of the residential space into the urban and social structure of Komořany emphasizing the following principle: be the constituent of the place and not its satellite.
The modulation of the slope into longitudinal terrace-like blocks creates a platform for individual types of houses. The scale and size of terraces reflects the analysis of the urban arrangement of linked existing development of single family houses. By extending the existing streets a basic horizontal framework of the new set is created. In the opposite direction – perpendicular to the slope – the rhythm of the terraces intends to provide maximum permeability of the area.
The important characteristic of the existing residential area of single family houses is the optimisation of common areas. External area is usually included in private gardens, no bewildering interspaces without clear property and spatial relations remain. On the other hand, the open area is clearly delimited as a public one and provides enough space for free time activities of children and adults alike. 
Mass and space design The mass design helps to define the terrace-like forming of the place and through its horizontal arrangement corresponds to the natural morphology of the site. The individual buildings are situated on longitudinal terraces. The blocks of terraces are delimited by hierarchized lanes, piazzas and at the place of access to the residential area the central social area – the main piazza. The arrangement of open spaces – lanes, piazzas, courts, and yards delimited by buttress walls, fences and the ground floor exterior of houses creates traditional atmosphere of a rural or even Mediterranean character characterized by the sense of security and privacy.