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NewsMaterialization • 1 Aug 2020

Czech house design finds value in a ruin

A former homestead rebuilt as a granary under the communist regime, this house in that Czech Republic has also been looted and badly renovated over the years. But for ORA Architects, despite any ill-considered rebuilding, the house has lost none of its grandeur. Instead, the way it is positioned on-site and the way it rises to the sky has proven to be timeless. It was a ruin of value for the architects. Credit: BoysPlayNice Together with the building owners, the architects determined that repairing the existing fabric in full would mean losing the building's character. Thus, the concept of inserting a new house within the existing fabric, i.e. the ruin, emerged.   Credit: BoysPlayNice As part of the works, the original... More