hsh architects: vila hermina
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dec 31, 2009
hsh architects: vila hermina

‘vila hermina’ by hsh architects
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‘vila hermina’ by hsh architects  is situated on a sloping terrain on the outskirts of cernín, prague.
the same slope is used internally for the floors. the interior layout is based on alternating straight
and sloping floor surfaces that create the overall spiralling character of the interior and define
the building’s external appearance. however, the use of the sloping floor on the ground floor is
not purposeless – it is there on investor´s reguest to accomodate movie projections as a small
movie theatre. windows and other openings are placed with respect of the external facade –
each of the walls only has one opening. for thermal and water insulation a polyurethane spray
with pink coat is used, meant as a credit to their favourite building of versuchsanstalt fur
wasserbau und schiffbau by ludwig leo.

project info:

concept 2000
since 2008 in construction
authors petr hájek, tomáš hradečný, jan sépka

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