The investor’s assignment was based on the requirement to create an opinion on a family house for a family with children on a plot situated in the close proximity of the forest. The house is designed as a stand-alone ground floor building .
The plot is directly bordered on its S/W side by a natural water area/balancing reservoir through which a local stream flows. The reservoir is dammed by a stone dam with a flow slot. The floor plan is in the shape of an irregular hexagon.
The basic architectural approach to the assignment was to situate the ground floor layout of the house with maximum effort to blend naturally with the environment, also taking advantage of its user orientation E/W and the garden overlooking the surroundings, including the natural water area. The elevation of the building partly naturally follows the original terrain and partly is set above its level to blend in with the surrounding environment.
The massing of the building is slightly staggered in height to create a building with its own and natural tectonics.
Through the proposed means of expression of the building structures, these masses are interconnected into a continuous whole while respecting the purpose of their intended use, with emphasis on the contact between the interior and the exterior. The atrium section: living, dining and kitchen, as well as the patio section: parents’ bathroom, together with the terraces, independently give the house a unique luminosity, views and exterior private connections during the changing seasons.
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