There’s nothing complicated about this A-frame-topped house in Czech Republic, but that’s really the beauty of it. Pavel Mícek Architects designed the weekend house in the mountainous countryside with an eye to simple materials and elemental shapes.
The house features a sturdy concrete base that edges into the hillside. Atop sits an A-frame volume built from larch wood, poking over the top of the hill like a peak of a tent. The main communal space with an open kitchen is tucked into the top of the house, while the house is more like a bunker, fitting in three bedrooms and a sauna.
Large window cutouts on the triangular facade of the house brings light into a mostly larch wood interior, while glass doors on both ends of the structure open to terraces sheltered by the roof. Additional windows in the slanted roof pour in more light throughout the home.