Mimosa Architekti ● Vyšehradská 320/49, 128 00 Praha 2 ●


  • Name: Family House in Zámecká
  • Location: Mikulov
  • Client: Petra and Nico Korlaar
  • Project year: 2014
  • Cooperation: Kateřina Fryzelková
235sqm – it is not any large plot for a family house, certainly. However, if it is located immediately below the Mikulov Castle, looks down on the roofs of town’s historic centre and – southwards – it offers a good view of Austria, the square metres missing as against the plot of an ordinary building plot more than offset by the atmosphere of the site.
The intimate atmosphere of small historical houses of tiny scale with closed yards appears to be the basic inspiration and objective of the proposed house. The typical yard is created by completion of the existing stone dwarf walls with new ones. After the area has been closed and – at the same time –connected to the house’s interior, the yard becomes rather a part of one large living room. Both the atmosphere and scale easily outweighs the fact that the room part is sometimes exposed to rain. This “room” gets its “multilevel” character not only from terrain modification, but also from its interconnection with the roof terrace on the wooden house part. What views of surroundings will be possible from that place?