What a difference shape can make. Like its uninspired communist era neighbors, this Czech family home is built primarily of concrete, yet a contoured, egg-shaped imprint lends it unbeatable personality.
Seen here docked in Prague's Charles River, the Port X model is a buoyant modular dwelling that can be adapted to fit a family on a 1076-square-foot floor plan with a 538-square-foot terrace.
The Hermitage 2, another concept house in Prague, was presented last year as a meditative space for solitary reflection. Czech designer Jiří Příhoda envisioned the pod as a coastal hideaway.
At a geotheormal cottage in the Czech countryside, sharp angles, tall windows, and varied material textures make a striking impression.
At a plugged-in family villa in Prague, a climate-control system uses real-time data from a built-in weather station to minimize energy use. The European Union conferred an A-class energy rating on the project.