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The Oaks Prague

Following an international design competition JPA were selected as part of a group of architects that include Vivian Lee for Meier Partners, McGarry Moon and Chapman Taylor to work on The Oaks Prague, a €400 million, 220-home development on the outskirts of Prague in the Czech Republic.
Our concept for the first of a range of villas was based on a stone wall that defended the site on the public edges with a simple, linear house nestling against the wall set beneath a red copper roof. The enclosing wall is highly articulated and breaks to form an inviting entrance courtyard, flanked by a second, smaller, garage building that also contains a guest suite.

The house is oriented roughly east–west so that all the open plan spaces enjoy views southwards across the golf course and hills beyond. Externally a delicate awning structure provides solar shading to the south-facing rooms, and this expands outside the dining space into a covered al-fresco dining area complete with barbecue.

Externally, we complement the simple forms of the house with a restrained material palette of rubble walls, off-white render (with two panels in an ochre colour in a reference to local farmsteads), timber and red copper roofs that echo the prevalent orange red tiled roofs of the local vernacular.

Client Arendon Development Company a.s.
Status Construction
Contract value £1m
GIA m2 655 m2
Landscape architect EDSA, Florida
M&E Consultant Doug King Consulting
Masterplan / Urban design consultant EDSA, Florida
Project Team Adam Jundi
Photography © nu.ma
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