Tradition and contemporaneity. Engel House by CMC architects

Tradition and contemporaneity. Engel House by CMC architects
[Karlovy Vary] Czech Republic
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Engel House by CMC architects. Photograph © BoysPlayNice
Located close to the spa town Karlovy Vary, Engel House stands in a protected area of the Czech Republic, overlooking rolling hills at an altitude of 600 meters above sea level.
This house was designed by Vit Maslo and David Richard Chisholm, co-founders of CMC Architects, the small modern farmhouse combines contemporary design and elements of vernacular architecture.

The design took inspiration from the traditional dwellings of the village, but gave the house a distinctly contemporary look. Two volumes create an L shape; a smaller structure with a flat roof and rusted steel cladding meets the taller wooden building that boasts an A-frame roof and double height ceilings as well as recycled and charred spruce wood cladding.

Description of project by CMC Architects

In a small community in the Western region of the Czech Republic, not far from the spa town of Karlovy Vary, this villa was designed as a recreational house for an accomplished man, his family and friends.  The architect’s intention was essentially to assimilate the romantic context of this small village, posited just under the more

CMC architects.
Vit Maslo, David Richard Chisholm
Project Architect
Jan Hrebicek
Dan Simpach, Gabriela Sekyrova.
Interiors.- ALNUS
346.0 m²
Project Year.- 2017
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CMC ARCHITECTS is an international, 25-person studio of environmental design, urbanism and architecture, based in Prague, Czech Republic. The studio has worked in twelve different cities in seven countries, including the Czech Republic, Germany, Montenegro, Romania, the United States, the Ukraine and Viet Nam. Partners David R. Chisholm and Vit Maslo more