Authors: Nejc Škufca, Andrej Kregar
Project Year: 2016
Estimated completion: 2017
Investor: DIVO konstrukcije
The southeast rural part of Slovenia has seen a noticeable economic growth in the past years, which is attracting an increasing number of young families to move there. The town of these two houses also hosts an exhibit of different traditional hay racks from all over the country and is becoming a major tourist attraction.
The reasons above persuaded the investor to build two modern passive-standard houses in Dolenjska region. The houses will be one of the first passive-standard buildings in this area that is especially devoted to energetic efficency and sustainable development. Since both houses will be sold, the main concepts in their design are simplicity and wide acceptability for families who search for a home with a mix of local and contemporary features in a rural enviroment. In the ground floor both houses have a living area and in the first floor there is a bedroom and two children rooms.
Arhitectural design of house is simple and compact to contain the heat inside. The southfacing part of te house boasts big windows and a stunning view over the surrounding landscape. Wooden details on the façade of these two houses make them blend into the surroundings. Some inner walls are exposed to show the underlying wooden construction. Each house is complemented by a garage, a tool hut and a pavillion.