Portfolio / renovation
built up area:
483.5 m2
Javornice u Dubu
usable area:
623.5 m2
David Voverka

At the place of the original farmhouse from the late 19th century, there is a new, partially reconstructed site of  Javornice distillery.

It is not only a newly built small fruit distillery, but also other reconstructed buildings like former pub with a dance hall, stables and a barn.

There is also an accommodation for family members and guests. An extensive orchard and garden as part of Javornice distillery. Homestead stands in the hilly country between the towns Bavorov and Vlachovo Brezi.

Reconstruction proposal came mainly from the original plan and the location of buildings, which were in very poor condition though. This resulted in the demolition of all modern outbuildings, including roofs and trusses. Only the basic materials and some main supporting walls were preserved. Attached to them the new fermentation building and the wood house with a garage were built there.

The distillery is a completely new and detached building, which together with the original buildings creates a partially enclosed and protected courtyard. Architects’ effort was to preserve most of the original architectural features of buildings and where it was no longer possible to replace them with similar characteristic details transferred from other buildings.

For new buildings we chose new materials, contemporary ones, but with respect for the original buildings. Proposal of the buildings, the facades and shape of the roof, were significantly influenced by the immediate environment. Most of the facades has a classical lime plaster, parts of buildings with wooden supporting structure are lined with wooden planks, only the distillery itself has surface of solid bricks painted white.

From afar, on arrival to Javornice, it is not apparent at the first glance, that it is a new building, on a closer and more detailed examination, however, it is quite obvious. So the Distillery has become a natural part of the village.


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