The contemporary urban complex of printers can be interpreted as two spatial plans. The lower tier of smaller-scale villas is in close contact with the street, with residents and passers-by, and forms the first plan. The second, more distant one, consists of voluminous factory buildings that appear in the views between the villas and their presence can be seen in Oblačná and Božena Němcová Streets.

The complex composition scheme is complemented by the simple architecture of the residential building on a rectangular floor plan, embedded in the second spatial plan. The loggia formed by slabs and columns creates the basic architectural expression of the house, the presented grid. The simple to simple division corresponds to the directness of industrial buildings. The caesura between the factories and the new construction makes it easier to read the new layer and the gradual development of the area and develops the generous scale of the factory buildings. The layout of the garden city, perpendicular to the street, can be read in the rhythm of the villas and the gates between them. We interpret the footprint of the parceling in the common courtyard, where three different places and three atmospheres are designed. The middle patch is a paraphrase of court d’honouer. Side rest areas are intended for children’s playgrounds or meetings of the residents of the houses.

The restored chimney refers to the historical development of Liberec, the Czech Manchester. Liberec verticals are a phenomenon and the number of chimneys in Liberec has decreased. The chimney could become a new brand of revived printers


The entrance to the complex is based on central symmetry, through a passage through the main villa No. 15. The passage is followed by an honorable courtyard, delimited on the sides by two walls, which refer to the original construction of the manufactory.

The ground floor of the villas is intended for services that will use the potential of the ground floor. The spaces between the villas, the former entrances to the gardens, then serve as the front gardens of the houses and can be synergistically used for ground floor services. The semi-basement premises at Božena Němcové street also belong to services, we assume a restaurant operation connected to the corner villa. A newly built basement connects to the existing basement of the factory buildings. It contains three underground levels with parking, each with a separate entrance for cars. Next apartment floor. The apartments in the middle sections are oriented east-west, in the corner positions they benefit from the view of two sides of the world. Flats near the ground have front gardens, the first floor uses front gardens above the garages and onto U Tiskárny Street, creating a more intimate environment for flats near the street.

The original buildings of the printers each contain a new communication core with a staircase and an elevator in the center of the layout, apartments are designed around the perimeter. The layout of the apartments corresponds to the structural system of the building, the apartments are equipped with loggias on the first floor, and steel balconies suspended from the facade on the other floors. The windows of the factory halls are deepened to the level of the floor, the lintels of the windows are reinforced to create fire belts between the floors. The corner building of Božena Němcová, U Tiskárny, has been increased by one full-sized floor and one floor stepped back.