Stajnhaus by ORA Architects

ORA Architects,

Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma, BoysPlayNice ,

Apartment, Residences,


The Czech architecture studio ORA is responsible for restoration work in Mikulov, between Brno and Vienna. The Medieval Stajnhaus had undergone so many transformations that it became unrecognisable. However, it maintained a certain appeal that the architects wanted to preserve.

Stajnhaus by ORA Architects

Stajnhaus was not a project, but an endless process. This is how ORA Architects, who were responsible for its restoration, defined their latest work in Mikulov, Czech Republic. This Medieval house had undergone dozens of transformations over the years, so much so that when the work began it displayed all splendour of the Renaissance era, together with renovation carried out in the post-war period.

Stajnhaus was a process because as new layers, materials and unexpected circumstances presented themselves, the variations to the work planned multiplied, so much so that the appearance Stajnhaus would have after work was completedbecame unrecognisable even to the architects.

ORA Architects mainly deals with interiors, but this was not the case for this project. The interiors and the structures were so closely combined that it was impossible to work on only one of the aspects. The final result is extremely pleasant and varied. From the vaulted cellar to the loft there is a great variety of materials and styles, from extremely ancient to modern..

Francesco Cibati

Place: Mikulov (Nikolsburg), Czech Republic Year: 2017
Architects: ORA Architects – www.o-r-a.cz
Photos: Jakub Skokan and Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice – www.boysplaynice.com



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