|Project Name||Javornice Distillery||Posted in||Food Design / Gastronomy||Location||
Javornice u Dubu
Javornice u DubuCzech Republic
|Full Name||ADR s.r.o.||Area (sqm)||483,5||Client||Private|
The pastoral environs surrounding the Javornice Distillery in Southern Bohemia played a huge part in the design of the project assigned to ADR s.r.o. lead architects, Petr Kolář and Aleš Lapka by their client, David Voverka, on the site of his family's late 19th century farmhouse. The extensive assignment, which began in 2013, was finally completed in 2016.
In creating this virtual microcosm - or microvillage - the architects were faced with the demanding task of reconstructing a former pub with a dance hall, as well as the property's stables and barn. Meanwhile, the new builds that were added consisted of a small fruit distillery building, a shop, a refrigerated fermentation plant - with sleeping accommodations in its white-washed attic - a warehouse basement, a house and a garage. The layout of all these borders a partially enclosed courtyard paved with natural granite stones and is surrounded by extensive grounds, including an apple orchard and a garden.
Each of these buildings presented a unique architectural footprint that had to be considered, resulting in a mix of structures that seems organically generated. The trick was to preserve as many of the original buildings' features as was possible and then for all of the new builds to be created is such a way so as to respect the intrinsic architectural elements of the area; such as the slant of the roofs and the simple, rectangular shape of the structures. The result is that for the most part, the only "tell" as to which building is new or not is that the old buildings all have red tiled roofs, whereas the new buildings feature black tiled roofs.
The distillery building itself stands out from the rest thanks to its façade of white painted, solid bricks; all the other building's façades feature either wood planks, or the classic white plaster. Interestingly, various aesthetic touches on all the structures have been carefully thought out to not look carefully thought out. Take for instance the painted windows, the frames and doors - some are painted a brick red that seems to tie into the red tiles of the roofs, while others are a soft, dove gray.
The traditionally symmetrical interiors also feature this same careful happenstance of design elements, mixing new or refurbished surroundings - the white painted walls and ceilings, bleached wood or preserved tiled floors - with antique furniture items that appear to have been salvaged from the family's 19th century farmhouse, such as the wood burning, iron stove in the bedroom, the desk and bookshelf in the study nook, and the cast iron cash register in the shop. Other items, for example, the wood beds in the bedrooms and the thick wood butcher block counter in the kitchen - are new and yet will weather nicely, quickly displaying a nice patina that will seamlessly blend in, true to form with the entire picture perfect project.