The residential complex Libocká in Prague 6 consists of three buildings - the owner's family villa, a townhouse (a 4-unit apartment building) and a smaller family house.
The urban concept of the complex seeks to complement the existing structure and composition of the area. The design responds to the urban and architectural character of the surrounding buildings and the distinctive morphology of the site. The ensemble of buildings consists of three buildings, which in their shape and size reflect the surrounding development. The basic urban design principles are to work with the height of the buildings so that they do not exceed the surrounding buildings, to respond to the distinctive morphology of the site, both by settling into the terrain and by their plan design, which responds to the rock wall that divides the building plot irregularly; furthermore, it was important from an urban design point of view to respect the characteristics of the buildings that define the character of the site, such as the height of the cornices, the overall height of the building, but also moderate colour, etc. The proposed set of gable roofs with the ridge oriented parallel to the street responds to the forms common in the locality. The prominent presence of the exposed sandstone mass is a determining factor in the positioning of the buildings in relation to each other and with regard to the overall urban design - as has been common in the formation of village buildings throughout history. The individual houses are slightly rotated in relation to each other and respond in both distance from the street line and orientation to the rock wall that backs them from to the south. The buildings are designed as one ensemble, the spacing between them is therefore subordinate to the urban design. The roofs of the two outermost houses are designed as hipped to soften the overall mass. The rock wall is visible through the narrow widening partitions between the buildings. The frontage of the buildings towards the street has a more urban character (stone paving, newly planted trees), while the steeply sloping garden on the cliff above the houses has a more wild natural character and works with the original mature vegetation. It is bounded by the wall of the Hvězda Game Reserve. All three buildings are visually elevated one storey above ground floor level, the white archetypal abstracted masses thus "levitating" above the smaller and materially differentiated lower storey. A combination of plain white lime plaster, natural wood and white sheet metal is used. These materials are complemented by galvanised steel details on the exterior. All three buildings have two standard living floors and an attic. The lower floor serves as the entrance for both family houses, while the middle apartment building has common facilities and access to the central exterior staircase, which, together with the elevator, serves the entrance floors of the residential units - two duplexes and two attic apartments. The investor's family villa is characterised by a different solution of the garden area, where it is complemented by the volumes of the indoor pool and outdoor kitchen with vegetated roofs, also the roof area is designed differently from the other houses. The family house of the client and the middle house are similar in mass, the family house at the lower end of the ensemble is more modest. The facades to the street are characterised by irregularly spaced window openings, the investor's villa also has two loggias. The garden facades are maximally open to the outdoors with large frameless glazing.