beneath the arch of an old railway bridge in the czech republic, H3T architects has built the mysterious and seemingly supernatural ‘black flying house’. the small dwelling, completed in a black matte wood, comprises a steeply pitched gable roof and small rectangular windows that look out to the surrounding woodland landscape. suspended by steel cables attached to the underside of the bridge, the installation appears to weightlessly loom above the surface of the earth. a ladder is hidden in the snow nearby, offering passersby the possibility to climb up and discover what lies inside — if they dare. 

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at just over four square meters, ‘black flying house’ includes a living room with a stove, and a small sleeping loft. a hidden ladder can either be secured to the underside of the dwelling — allowing people to climb up and inside — or removed, and hidden from view — creating the illusion that the house is floating in mid air. H3T architects has designed the dwelling as ‘a conundrum that encourages passersby to think’. its location in a densely packed woodland adds to its mysterious and inexplicable quality, with the resulting image almost picturesque amid the snowy surroundings.

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project info:

 

architects: H3T architekti
location: eastern bohemian region, czech republic
area: 4,25 sqm
project year: 2016
photographs: boysplaynice

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  • … including the torso of bridge, what a placemaking exercise!

  • Most poignant ways of photoing this. mythology,connections…the ladder the shadow of bridge,ww2,black.
    Saplings we call them, new growth….both good and bad….and grey.Really glad to see this.

    christina read says:
  • Who needs a bat cave! This is amazing.

    roem says:

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