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Exhibition of Studio Projects

HOUSING NOVÝ STŘÍŽKOV - searching for garden city

Šimon Semerák


The project introduces low-rise housing estate with a romantic character of a garden city or a gardening colony. A new form of urban housing, alternative to a living in an urban sprawl. I´ve been investigating sustainable forms of living in detached houses, principles of an urban structure and relations between its density and quality of living. The aim was to create a specific condition for a specific place, with both environmental and utilitarian qualities. In the beginning I focused on searching for the right parameters, which would define the urban structure. I based the architecture on the principle of addition and bonding, enabling the houses to grow. The public space serves as a place for interaction, appropriation, inhabiting… I offer housing, yet I invite to live outdoors.

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