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Cozy A-frame embraces the simple pleasures

A little bit Brutalist, a little bit cabin

A-frame house with wood facade sits on a concrete base. Jakub Skokan and Martin Tuma/BoysPlayNice

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.

Living room with pointed ceiling Jakub Skokan and Martin Tuma/BoysPlayNice
Staircase leading up to a bright area.
Wooden countertop in all-wood interior. Jakub Skokan and Martin Tuma/BoysPlayNice
Gray sofa in a wooden cabin with vaulted ceilings. Jakub Skokan and Martin Tuma/BoysPlayNice
A-frame house at dusk Jakub Skokan and Martin Tuma/BoysPlayNice
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