Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Villa A in Kostoľany nad Hornádom, Slovakia by Architektonické štúdio Atrium, s.r.o.
March 2nd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Architektonické štúdio Atrium, s.r.o.
Vila A is built near the forest above village Kostoľany. At the beginning it seemed as if such land can never inhabited – the hill oriented to the north with 5 meter elevation from the road, the south shadowed by neighboring house…
The concept is based on some kind of a shell protecting the body from the outside. It is oriented to the east with a view on the village and the church. The surface is made of tin while the interior is wooden.
The building itself is very simple. It has embedded basement and ground floor. Altogether it consists of three floors. From each floor the sloping terrain is accessible. Residential area with the dining room and the kitchen is glassed and oriented to the east and west.
The entrance is situated at the lowest level, covered area near the stream serves also as a parking place. The basement consists of monolithic walls – architectural concrete. Walls consist of a sandwich constructions surrounded by either wood or tin.
The roof rack has 10 degree elevation and it connects all rooms. At the end it runs into skewed walls. The northern one copies the stream in 74 angle.