Chestnut House, Štramberk / Kopřivnice

Chestnut House, Štramberk Home, Kopřivnice Property, Czech Architecture

Chestnut House, Štramberk / Kopřivnice

New Rural Property in Czech Republic – design by architects ValArch

11 Aug 2018

Chestnut House, Štramberk / Kopřivnice

Architect: ValArch Studio

Location: near Štramberk, Moravian-Silesian Region, Czech Republic

Chestnut House, Štramberk / Kopřivnice

Chestnut House, Štramberk / Kopřivnice

The first house designed and built by the ValArch architect studio is located on a small piece of land between Kopřivnice and Štramberk. It was built in a former recreation area where a large, old Chestnut tree was growing in an overrun field. This beautiful tree was a focal point for this property and the house became known as Chestnut House.

Chestnut House, Štramberk / Kopřivnice

The small area, orientation of the land and location of the chestnut tree clearly determined the overall atmosphere.

Chestnut House, Štramberk / Kopřivnice

The dark brown house surrounded by the lush green landscape mirrors a chestnut breaking out of its thorny green shell. It is built of raw, untreated wood with burnt lining to compliment the solid chestnut tree.

Chestnut House, Štramberk / Kopřivnice

The freestanding house is built in 2 sections, a larger living area and a smaller technical area.
Both sections share one roof. The roof also covers half the terrace and entry with carport.
The vestibule connecting the 2 sections is multifunctional, primarily protecting the entry to both the living and technical area but also functions as a wood storage and covered seating area where one can enjoy a cup of coffee.

Chestnut House, Štramberk / Kopřivnice

Above the foyer and kitchen in the larger living area is a sleeping loft for guests overlooking the living room and eating area. This entire space is open all the way to the ceiling.

Štramberk house Czech Republic

The east side of the house extends taller than the west and is covered with windows, mainly for the morning sun but also for a view of the famous Štramberk tower. A small walkway connects this main living space to the bedrooms and bathroom/toilet.

Štramberk house Czech Republic

At the end of the walk way is the main bedroom with built closet. On one side of the hallway is the bathroom and separate toilet.

Štramberk house Czech Republic

On the opposite side is the kid’s bedroom. The kid’s bedroom is divided to 2 spaces, the sleeping area is on an upper floor and living area is below.

Štramberk house Czech Republic

This house was built using wood framing with a steel skeleton. It is sitting on iron and concrete supports and has is an accessible crawl space. All materials were sourced locally when possible with an emphasis on natural materials.

Štramberk house Czech Republic

The entire house was built to be compact and functional. A legacy to the original Wallachian architecture built from local sources and natural materials with maximum self-sufficiency.
Wallachian architecture in the 21st century.

contemporary Czech house near Kopřivnice

Chestnut House Štramberk – Building Information

Title: Chestnut House

Architect: Ing. arch. Tomáš Jalůvka, Ing. arch. Lenka Jalůvková
Email: jaluvka.tomas@gmail.com
Web: www.valarch.cz
Address: Tyršova 1098, Bystřice pod Hostýnem 76861
Co-author: Bc. Tomáš Kašík

Client: private investor
Location: near Štramberk, Czech Republic
Project: year 2014
Building and completion: 2015-2017
Area: 78m2, 148m2
Cost: 3.5 million CZK

contemporary Czech house near Kopřivnice bedroom

Products:
Egoe chair – Barka
Egoe grill – Back to Fire
Ikea lamp – Sinnerling
Ikea lamp – Hektar
Jotul chimney – JØTUL F 602 N

Photographers: Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

contemporary Czech house near Kopřivnice dining contemporary Czech house near Kopřivnice barbeque

ValArch architect firm

We are a small and ambitious Wallachian architect firm. We started our company right out of university and in the last 4 years we are doing what we love. We are grateful for our customers and lucky to work with good people. Our gratefulness extents to the fulfilling projects we have had the privilege to worked on. In this time of freedom and open expression we are allowed and encouraged to create in our native region within Czech Republic.

Members
Ing.arch. Tomas Jaluvka
Ing.arch.Lenka Jaluvkova
Bc. Tomas Kasik

Address: Tyrsova 1098, Bystrice pod Hostynem 768 61
Phone number: + (00) 420 776162875
email: jaluvka.tomas@gmail.com
Website: www.valarch.cz

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