House for Marketka by Mjölk Architekti
The House for Marketka is characterized by Mjölk Architekti‘s tall gabled form design which is actually based on the archetypal local barns which in turn accommodates living areas with a height of 30 feet.
This unique house is situated on a 13,000 sq ft plot near the Czech village of Točník which lies southwest of the capital – Prague. It was designed for a couple and their two children and is positioned in a way to ensure that it has uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside.
From the architects: “Fear of beauty
Sometimes just watch and silently stare around. Take a rest without feeling the pressure that something needs a comment or evaluation. You can not always say this is similar to this or that. Everything might not resemble something. Not everything has to resemble something. It is sometimes good to shut up and just to look around. Stop for a moment and think, perceive, feel, touch, listen. Sometimes it´s not necessary to say something and just for a moment become part of things around. Maybe then those things will start to make sense.”
“Beauty may not be named, is not rational enough to perceive. I don´t have to explain why I like something. It may be just a feeling. The night sky is beautiful even though I can´t understand what is going on up there. The sea smells-stinks so nicely… To say that something is beautiful, although I do not know why is fine. The fact that we like something unknown may actually mean that it is actually very well-known.”
“The house for Marketka is a few months old and it evokes feelings. Visitors of the generous interior space feel difficult to understand it. They don´t understand nine meters high living room always saying why didn’t you rather add more rooms and why there are so many stairs in the house. It’s hard to explain because the feeling is not transferable. It’s just because of beauty.”