Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora

Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
© Petr Polák

THREE HOUSES AND A YARD UNDER LYSÁ HORA

PAPOUSEK & SILHAN ARCHITECTS

PHOTOGRAPHS
Petr Polák

CATAGORY
Mixed Use Architecture

MANUFACTURERS
ACT, Emos, Fiala, Forbo, HSE, Kružik

LEAD ARCHITECTS
Martin Šilhan, Jiří Papoušek

CONSTRUCTION FIRM
Babka & Šuchma

STATICS
Petr Ducháč

SANITARY INSTALLATION
Kateřina Stratilová

FIRE SAFETY CONSULTANT
Ludmila Plagov

GEOLOGY CONSULTANT
Libor Vlk

ELECTRICITY
Jiří Horna

HEATING
Jan Beran

LOCATION
Ostravice, Czech Republic

AREA
665 m²

YEAR
2021

Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
© Petr Polák
Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
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Three houses and a yard form the maintenance area of the Golf & Ski Resort in Ostravice. At the project's beginning, many considerations were raised about the role of architecture and urbanism in the field of purely pragmatic purpose-built facilities.

Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
© Petr Polák
Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
© Petr Polák

Today's hectic world bound by economic criteria usually does not leave much space to design these buildings other than by following the most economical architectonic, urbanistic, and material solutions.

Approaching the brief the other way round became both a clear philosophy and a challenge to our design.

Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
© Petr Polák
Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
© Petr Polák

The golf resort in Ostravice is known for its unique location, offering views of the Beskydy Mountains – especially their highest peak Lysá Hora, the difficulty of the game, and, last but not least, the quality of the course.

And a well-maintained course cannot do without a good maintenance facility, which is a condition that the existing one, housed in a former agricultural area, could no longer meet.

Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
© Petr Polák
Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
© Petr Polák
Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
© Petr Polák

As a site for the new maintenance facility, the investor chose the remaining land in the shape of a triangle separated from the course by the Stříbrník Stream.

This site is also near the planned housing and accommodation development.

From the original expectation of a utility facility designed as a standard metal storage hall, considerations about the aesthetics of the building, its arrangement, and its relationship to the broader surroundings began to shift in a different direction.

Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
© Petr Polák
Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
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Our objective was to contribute to the cultivation of development in this landscape by employing the scale and aesthetics that follow from it.

At the site's foundations stood our endeavor to follow the local craft traditions and create a set of buildings whose design would not become a thorn in a side to the future residential development and an eyesore to the neighborhood.

Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
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Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
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Thanks to its three-object layout design, the resulting project is a definition of a farmyard.

It represents the focal point of the whole site while hiding the everyday operation from the public.

The farmyard's scheme can be understood as the principal source of inspiration for the whole design.

Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
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Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
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Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
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But the overall scheme of the site goes beyond this historical inspiration.The first building is a two-story wooden building with a gable roof.

It also follows both the logic of the maintenance operation and the desire for the effective use of the plot's shape complexity.

The craftsmanship detail of the facades, applied on many historical buildings throughout the whole Beskydy Mountains region, enlivens these buildings and makes for their rhythmic and plastic character.

Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
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Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
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It houses changing rooms, staff facilities, office, storage, and a repair workshop for all the equipment.

The second building is an unheated, simple one-story steel frame with a wooden facade designed to park the machinery used for the whole golf resort maintenance.

The third building, separating the area from the stream and the course, is an accessory block consisting of concrete cubicles for bulk storage and a shed for covered parking.

The buildings themselves are visually unified through the material used on the facades, made of larch wood panels with moldings overlapping the joints.

Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
© Petr Polák
Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
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The unification is further supported through repetitive tinsmithing details, windows, and doors.

Still, it is a solely functional construction solution, designed for easy maintenance of the whole resort and the natural aging of the buildings' exteriors.

Three Houses and a Yard Under Lysá Hora
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