completed 2017, Všenory

collaboratio Aleš Herold, Lenka Mlíkovská

photo Filip Šlapal

In the intense vegetation-covered sloping grounds above Berounka stands a minimalist and rational passive family home – a tower.

The house has taken the form of a tower with a minimal floor plan, the vertical layout of the interior opens out into the landscape while gaining the southern sun.

The whole house is white, with both spatial subdivisions and shifting images of nature prominent in the abstract-looking interior.


A basic block of concrete with monolithic ceilings is complemented by a steel structure of a covered parking space.

The steep northern slope, with its lush vegetation and romantic gazebo, presented complex conditions for construction, but offers a unique view.

The entrance is on the third-floor level, followed by a gallery with a study.

The lowest level then belongs to a bedroom with a facilities and a terrace, which is also made available by an outdoor concrete staircase.


A subtle steel staircase can be ascended to two children's rooms or descended to a residential floor.