The house is situated seemingly outside the context of Baťa's urbanism and its constructional and visual principles. However, the perception of Zlín is ubiquitous and defines the horizon of events by mutual visual contact.
The composition is designed by a rotation of the interior layout, where the exterior follows the contour logic of the surrounding houses, while the interior turns towards the city in the direction of the plot’s boundaries. The house uses principle of aircraft camouflage. The main living floor is visually connected to the sky by dematerialization through mirroring and moiré facades and "levitates" on the Corten base set into the slope.
From above, the green roof with the glass-walled studio merges with the garden city dotted with houses. The abstract metal exterior is balanced with the soft wooden interior with colourful accents of cast light that blend together during the evening.
The layout of the main living floor minimizes corridors and is organized around a central social space connected to the garden in the south and the city in the north. Around it, there are the rooms with bathrooms, protected in contact with neighbours by a stainless-steel membrane. The lower floor contains a garage, a guest apartment with terrace, sauna and technical equipment. The garden flows around the house, ascends to the cellar with a fireplace and culminates in a residential grotto sunk in the terrain above the terrace with a swimming pool.
The house changed owners during construction and was finished thanks to the development of the original concept. The title refers to the name of the locality and to the passive standard of the house. The technological solution uses heat pump with two earth boreholes and low-temperature heating and air conditioning with recuperation.
Project name: Lazy House
Author: Petr Janda, lead architect
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Studio address: Na Švihance 8, 120 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Project location: Zlín
Project country: Czech Republic
Project year: 2006-2020
Completion year: 2020
Built-up Area: 225 m²
Gross Floor Area: 400 m²
Usable Floor Area: 345 m²
Plot size: 1400 m²
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