If the border between the Czech Republic and Austria is populated by bunkers dating from the Second World War, the problem of their conservation and reuse remains taboo. A difficulty bypassed by the agency Jan Tyrpekl which decorates one of these shelters of war of a wooden structure, which the inhabitants can appropriate.

The project, named "cabin", is a break with the aesthetics of the bunker. If the latter is metallic, massive and horizontal, its extension of 12,5 square meters is wooden, light, removable and bright. Independent of its concrete base, this elevation of two levels, similar to stacked cubes, has three large windows: one facing east, towards the Austrian border; the other towards the village church, to the west; and one last towards the heavens, thus offering zenithal lighting.
Inside, the facilities are basic: enough to sit, warm up and climb to the next level to enjoy the countryside.

"Inside, we wanted to show that even in a small built-up area (only 12 square meters), you can create a generous space. " Jan Tyrpekl, architect

A simple program open to all and that brighten walks in this region marked by history.

To learn more, visit the site of JAN TYRPEKL

Photographs: Antonín Matějovský

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