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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Chameleon House / Petr Hajek Architekti | ArchDaily

© Benedikt Markel

Architects: Petr Hajek Architekti

Location: Praha-Lipence, Czech Republic

Architect In Charge: Petr Hajek

Area: 157.0 sqm

Year: 2014

Photographs: Benedikt Markel, Pavel Pszczolka, Radka Jankova

Design Team: Cornelia Klien, Ondrej Lipensky, Martin Stoss

Floor Plan

From the architect. The house is located in the centre of a
garden. Each single room is oriented to one of the trees. The living
room faces the apple tree, the master bedroom, the cherry tree, the
bathroom faces the peach tree, the guest room, the silver spruce and the
children’s room, the walnut. Each room has its unique view and

© Benedikt Markel

The building is resting like a lizard in a sun-lit meadow. The
inspiration for the proposal of this house is in fact a chameleon.

© Pavel Pszczolka

Eyes (windows) unrestrictedly observe the surroundings. The skin
(facade), consisting of a semi-gloss coat, partly reflects the colours
of the garden and the sky.

© Pavel Pszczolka

The geometry of the walls creates two different types of spaces
within one plot: “The house spaces” and “the garden spaces”. “The house
spaces” are facing the trees in the garden, whereas the “garden spaces”
are intervals between “the house spaces”, since they are in fact
invisible from the interior.

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