ul. Kašparova, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Ondřej Patsch, Robert Randys, Hana Velčovská
architectural study 12/2019
Kašparova Residence‘s intended location is in Hejčín district in Olomouc. Housing, education and administration meet here, all in this one district. The urban plan dictates the educational function of this area. Our objective was to design modern living for the students.
Simplicity and clarity are the leading design principles. The aim of the concept is to offer an attractive housing with plentiful sunlight and greenery for the young students. The basic building block of each house is a living unit, which is self-sufficient. The unit includes sanitary facilities and its own kitchenette. Our concept offers several types of living units and all of them are accessible from the central corridor. The French window frames extend all the way to the floor level of the apartments to allow maximum amount of light possible as well as the the option to connect with the surrounding nature. Balconies or loggias that have been designed as spatial boxes with solid walls cut askew. This element gives the building its dynamic and signature style.
The houses themselves are surrounded with green areas, especially the side facing away from the street. The vine plants climb on the stainless-steel nets that enclose the outdoor stairs area. We are considering no maintenance extensive greenery to be used on the rooftops as well.