For the love of the brick Residential house near Brno by Jan Proksa

The love for the brick is clearly to be noted in this project in the Czech South Moravia, as well as the recourse to the traditional building traditions in the small village of Prušánky. One of them was, for reasons of economy, typically plastering only the street sides of the houses representatively. The courtyard sides, however, remained raw. The buildings of the village – located 40 kilometers south of Brno – are traditionally arranged on long, narrow plots and are oriented with the eaves to the street. In this, front part of the houses are the living and sleeping quarters. After that, a narrow part of the building usually extends into the property. The result is an L-shaped structure with a small courtyard, behind which in turn are garden, vegetable beds or fruit trees.Jan Proksa from Vienna, to reinterpret the part of the building that protrudes into the courtyard, in order to create additional living space for the family.