The Hynčice pod Sušinou mountain extends on the southeastern edge of the Śnieżnik range near the city of Staré Město, 270 km from the capital city of Prague. To the west rises the Velka Šindelná (Schindelberg, 1195 m). The Tetřeví hora (Black Mountain, 1251 m) lies to the northwest of the Sušina (Koppe, 1321 m), and to the north the Štvanice (Black Hunting, 866 m) is situated.

The newly renovated three-storey mountain guest house Penzion Kraličák, situated in the upper part of the Hynčice pod Sušinou mountain, is such a place, where your soul can take a rest. Above the level of building is a long off-notch driveway with parking spaces. There is also a restaurant terrace, offering an opportunity for a pleasant sit in the sun.

The property is located in the meadow, which is intensively used throughout the year for children's activities (ski school, summer games at the stream). One of the attractions is a circular water tank. Plans are in the pipeline for a sauna and playground.

Contemporary architecture in open mountainside

The architectural expression is based on the existing concept of buildings in open countryside above the village. The idea was to create a contemporary architectural form in open mountainside meadows, a simple compact shape, where the wall merges unchanged into the roof (dark gray hydro isolation). The architectural intent behind the guest house was not to add to the village character of traditionally built recreation facilities. The Penzion Kraličák was designed as a natural object beneath the forest.

The landscape is reflected in the design

The compact shape of the building should bring to mind flat stone, standing on the open plain. The building does not have a main facade and its entire structure is from architecturally molded material. It is a solitary object outside the village, beyond the horizons of the landscape. The area at the rear of the property opens into a dark forest.

The landscape character is reflected in the architectural design, achieved by coating the wooden structure with waterproofing. The windows on the facade of sloping surfaces are set in dormers – no more than a slightly distorting compact mass. Water and snow freely run down the roof over the sloped facades to a ditch leading away from the property.

The ground plan is an oblong polygon with converging fronts. The construction technique is reflected in the wooden structure with internal longitudinal load-bearing masonry made of ceramic bricks. The actual building was erected after the workshop-prefabricated floors and walls had been installed. The ceilings are designed as beams with a concrete cover.

Facade waterproofing

During construction, substantial facade waterproofing was necessary. The final work step consisted of waterproofing the roof. The facade with the suction gap around the perimeter and the entire height of the three-storey building were ventilated. The roof has a ridge vent, which also hides all outlets. SikaRoof® MTC, a liquid, cold-applied waterproofing membrane, was used on the wooden substrate of the entire casing of the building. Modern, highly technologically advanced liquid waterproofing Sikalastic®-based polyurethanes were also applied.

Seamless waterproofing, flexibility, strength

Their basic features include design, seamless waterproofing, flexibility and strength of the system, ability to bridge cracks and breathability. The layout of the interior of the building is structured into one operating floor (the ground floor restaurant with kitchen, restrooms for guests and staff, ski rental and service desk) and two floors containing rooms for guests.
A top-lit staircase runs through the middle of the building.


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