Scaled to blend in with the surrounding trees, this Czech home rises from a concrete stem.

Set within an orchard on the outskirts of Prague, this unusual home boasts a modern, organic form that brings to mind iconic residences such as Antti Lovag’s Palais Bulles in Southern France and John Lautner’s Chemosphere house in Los Angeles. Czech architect Jan Šépka of Prague studio Šépka Architekti designed this residence for an old friend. 

The steepness of the site inspired architect Jan Šépka to raise the house by resting it on top of a single, stalk-like concrete column.

The steepness of the site inspired architect Jan Šépka to raise the house by resting it on top of a single, stalk-like concrete column.

Courtesy of Tomáš Malý

House in an Orchard rests upon a reinforced concrete foundation and resembles a mushroom with its organic shape.

House in an Orchard rests upon a reinforced concrete foundation and resembles a mushroom with its organic shape.

Courtesy of Tomáš Malý

Constructed predominantly with concrete, wood, and polyurethane, the irregular, 861-square-feet dwelling was divided into planar triangular sections to allow for the stable arrangement of the birch plywood framework.

Constructed predominantly with concrete, wood, and polyurethane, the irregular, 861-square-feet dwelling was divided into planar triangular sections to allow for the stable arrangement of the birch plywood framework. 

Courtesy of Tomáš Malý

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