Možnosti vesnice – photographs

A key aspect of the book’s concept was to visit each location and photograph the architecture projects as they are in their real-life state. We decided that the only way to achieve this uniform quality and singularity of interpretation is to avoid reusing existing images at all. For each location we worked on capturing the essence of the place and the overall intervention as it stands in time. We ended up using over 200 images in the book itself. This is a selection from the 12 locations.


A village centre redesign in Bratčice u Brna by Dan Šamánek that turns an uncomfortable swamp land into a sophisticated water management system centered around a lake that nourishes vasts amounts of healthy greenery and creates delightful new public space experiences with its endless wooden walkways and benches.


A new visitor centre in Kvilda by AND architects that further expands on the architectural developments in the village that is right at the centre of Šumava’s most attractive landscapes.


Lahofer winery in Dobšice by Chybik+Kristof architects. A huge transformation and a source of new energy for a small village with just fields and vineyards around. This building sets a new standard for the otherwise untouched typology of a typical local wine cellar. The painted ceilings on the concrete curves of the interior by Patrik Hábl are a tribute to those original small-scale buildings.


A church interior redesign by studio OBJEKTOR that brings contemporary materials, formal unity, simplicity and brightness as a new touch to a typical village church architecture. The altar is rather untypically movable and can be placed in a variety of ways.

Malá Úpa

The Trautenberk brewery building in Malá Úpa by ADR architects is a sensitive yet bold extension of a traditional local architectural typology done in the same folded sheet metal technique as used in the winter-heavy region on most roofs.

Project info



Meziměsto publishing house


Možnosti vesnice

Concept and story

Michaela Hečková, Matej Chabera


Matej Chabera


2020 – 2021