A Family House in Rašovka Built of Cork, Concrete, and Aluminum

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Atelier SAD (architecture) and Iveta Zachariášová (interior design) designed this modern, rectangular house in Rašovka, Czech Republic on the slope of Ještěd mountain. Surrounded by green meadows with views of the Bohemian Paradise nature reserve, the house cuts into the slope just below road level helping it to blend into the landscape. The elongated structure’s facade is covered in vertical strips of Portuguese cork, while the interior is clad in reinforced concrete and the roof is topped off with folded aluminum sheeting.

End view of rectangular house with glass wall of windows

End view of rectangular house with glass wall of windows with horse standing on patio

One long side of the house boasts floor-to-ceiling windows for maximum views and for keeping the interior filled with natural light. The public end of the house is all window making the interior and exterior blend together harmoniously. The roof extends out offering coverage for those enjoying the patio of large granite stones, even the horses!

uphill view of modern rectangular house with two horses standing

uphill view of modern house on sloped greenery

angled side view of wood and dark steel house on green land

road view looking down to modern house

The partially flat roof makes for convenient off-road parking.

end view of modern wood house with staircase

interior hallway view of modern house

interior view of living room looking out to green landscape

The open living room and kitchen are oriented towards the outdoor scenery for good reason.

interior view of modern house with loft

The concrete walls, bleached birch plywood ceilings, and dark brown-red concrete floors create a neutral backdrop, allowing the views to reign supreme. The only color can be found in the bright red, Ligne Roset Ploum sofa.

angled view of modern house with corner windows open to see inside

A French swivel cast-iron fireplace hangs from the ceiling for a mid-century touch.

interior view of modern house in the evening

interior office space with concrete walls and wood desk

interior room with concrete walls and ceiling and person with legs up the wall

modern bedroom with concrete walls and two people hanging art over bed

dark modern bathroom

angled view of modern bathroom with minimalist tub with large glass window

angled roof room with sitting area

The loft area makes for the perfect relaxation space to read a book.

exterior view of modern wood house surrounded by green landscape

exterior view of modern wood house surrounded by green landscape

exterior view of modern wood house surrounded by green landscape

Photos by BoysPlayNice.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.

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