CERNA POLE: PARASITE
Site Brno, Czech Republic
Team Tomas Kozelsky, Viktor Odstrcilik, Ondrej Mraz, Jaroslav Vokal
The semi-detached socialist family houses, which dominate most cities in the Czech Republic, are now slowly being renovated, transformed and extended by their owners.
KOGAA was commissioned to extend one of these houses and create a separate flat unit, having its own entrance.
KOGAA’s strategy was to rethink the typology of the semi-detached house and create a staircase access which does not compromise the existing structure but acts as a ‘functional parasite’, which naturally belongs to its surroundings.