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Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by solar panels and a geothermal heat pump that draws energy from the ground itself, 300 feet underground.
Stringent building regulations didn’t cramp the designers’ style. Sharp angles, tall windows, and varied material textures left room to make a striking architectural statement. Photo by Andrea Lhotakova.
Circular “sun disks” cut into the slanted roof create light shafts that move throughout the day, casting angular shadows as they pass over the steel staircases and catwalk. Photo by Andrea Lhotakova.
The red chimney and strategic diagonals throw accents against the simple silhouette. Photo by Andrea Lhotakova.
In the kitchen, symmetrical, glossy surfaces keep the eating area clean. Photo by Andrea Lhotakova.