Riders on the Storm

Cooperation: CHYBIK+KRISTOF ARCHITECTS & URBAN DESIGNERS
Team: Ondrej Chybik, Michal Kristof, Ondrej Mundl, Martin Holy, Matej Strba, Victor Cojocaru
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Investor: Skupina T.E
Photo: alexshootsbuildings & boysplaynice

The lightning symbol on the facade of the apartment building is essentially a substitute for the traditional house sign that is largely absent in today’s architecture. The neon lightning serves as an identification point in a cluttered urban area, it is a paraphrase of a lightning conductor and a night mode display of the house at the same time. The sunblinds are provided with raindrops pattern and serve as a variable composition changing whether the sublinds are put down or put up. The author’s proposal is inspired by the lyrical song “Riders on the Storm” by The Doors. The verse “inside this house we were born” makes the house more than just another “home machine”. He names the place an intimate gesture and makes it a home to which inhabitants return in the sound of lifts like moths to a flame.

Read more about the project: https://www.archdaily.com/916197/urban-infill-lofts-chybik-plus-kristof-associated-architects