The Glass Cottage

The cottage stands on a meadow in the Jizera Mountains for about one hundred and thirty years. It was built from spruce and granite from surrounding forests. Since then the world has changed. Europe has been overwhelmed by two world wars, the Czech Republic enjoyed a period of communism and crazy post-revolutionary time. We managed to land on the Moon which is shining over the meadow behind the house as if nothing had happened. Mushrooms grow behind the house in the forest as they want and birds sings like mad. The world has accelerated and interconnected while some things are not changing. The new inhabitants of the cottages are from the current, interconnected world. Recently their son was born and nobody knows what his future will be. One thing is certain: his weekend house is here. We design a house of the future, but we do not want to give up all the beautiful, wild and uncomfortable features of its past. Mornings are beautiful here. You can feel the humid and intoxicating smell of the meadow when you first enter cold kitchen in the morning. Wood is singing in the stove and you can sense the fresh, yeast dough cake smells from the open oven. The future is around the corner. The center of the house is made by a chimney and a stove. Running around the chimney is like spinning in the time machine between the past and the future. One century takes just a few seconds. The living room is a space which was created in the original unsightly shed. The light, transparent, glass-filled structure defines a lightly-laid generous living room combining modern kitchen and plenty of space. Close to the cottage there will be a sauna to relieve every tired body from day-long skiing. Jumping into the snow is allowed! The world is changing under our hands and all the things that surround us are aging and changing. It is not easy to choose the best things and get rid of those bad ones. The lives of the houses are long, and we are not the last who will change them. Every little perhaps even the smallest thing is part of the memories of the people who live in the house. So let's create some great things to remember!
 

The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage
The Glass Cottage