At this house for a racing driver, Czech studio Stempel & Tesar has shifted the living spaces upstairs to make area for a vehicle workshop under (+ slideshow).
The architects mixed the operating and living spaces into 1 compact volume on a little plot of land in the Czech town of Bašť.
“The client’s pastime as race-automobile driver was actually the primary impulse to create the house,” Stempel & Tesar studio founder Jan Jakub Tesař told Dezeen. “The couple asked us to rebuild their previous row property and develop a space to work on race vehicles.”
A workshop, technical area and small office occupies the ground floor of the family members house, although all of the residing regions are upstairs.
“We recommended offering the previous residence and creating a new 1, and to not make any compromises,” explained Tesař. “We made a new workshop and package for living.”
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To accommodate a increased ceiling in the workshop within the box-shaped volume, the two bedrooms and bathroom above are somewhat shorter.
The opposite happens on the other side of the property, exactly where the upper-floor residing region has the increased three.3-metre ceiling height and the office spaces underneath measure 2.7 metres.
“[The workshop] requirements to be higher than standard rooms in a loved ones residence,” Tesař explained. “As we determined to integrate this workspace into the home to minimise the footprint, we developed two various ranges of ceilings.”
A staggered staircase is utilised to connect the three different ranges, winding all around a central fireplace.
On the south facade, a black-painted steel construction produces a space for outside covered parking and a large terrace for gardening over. A mesh that will at some point be covered in greenery wraps all around to safeguard the automobiles.
Two awnings are stretched from the steel framework, shading the terrace and the residing spaces to stop them from overheating in the summer time months.
Connected to the structure, a spiral staircase connects the backyard to the upper living location, which has views of a nearby nature reserve.
Ceramic bricks have been employed for the building to keep essential fire protection specifications for the workshop and also to reduce noise pollution.
Stempel & Tesar has also finished a loved ones home that looks likes it’s becoming swallowed up by the landscape.
Photography is by Filip Šlapal.
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