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Embassy of Czech Republic in Washington, DC by Chalupa Architekti

Czech Embassy in Washington DC by Chalupa Architekti - Perspective entrance facade

The design of the Embassy of the Czech Republic pays tribute to its unique natural setting, and the building itself is only an adjunct, not the main actor. Its form divides the site into three separate parts. Firstly what emerges is a representational circular driveway space, the austere elegance of which underlines the drapery-like front fa├žade made of frosted glass. Secondly, it creates a private garden space linked to the apartments and offices used for more working-like meetings. Finally, there is the representational garden space which forms the conceptual core of the project. The garden is generously dimensioned, organically connected with the main lounges of the Embassy, and mediates a strong contact between the new building and the existing residence of the ambassador.

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Designer: Chalupa architekti, Location: Washington, DC, USA, Information: Source
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