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.
The Wooden house in Kanji Dol, Slovenia by studio Pikaplus
April 18th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: studio Pikaplus
Awarded 1st place nationally in 2016 for the best wooden construction in Slovenia. The Wooden House is a residential building embodying the elusive architectural quality of blurring the line between external and internal spaces. The Wooden House was designed with the intent to provide a resilient shelter from adverse weather, whilst creating the internal environment replicating the sensation of being outdoors. Soft wooden interiors are shielded by a durable outer shell. Special consideration was given to the positioning of the house: situated in a natural environment at the verge of a large forest clearing, without disturbing the exceptional beauty of the landscape. With little room to maneuver, given the compact nature of the building plot, the focus was to utilize available space to serve the occupants’ wellbeing. The project used wood as the dominant material in order for the house to blend with the wooded background. Simplicity in the design of The Wooden House is complemented by the oblique lateral facade, adding captivating nuances. All rooms with the exception of the bathroom face the sizable glass facade, letting in vivid colors and shapes of the natural surroundings. The living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom with sauna are on the ground floor while two bedrooms are upstairs, overlooking the rooms in the ground floor. The landscaping design around the house respects the natural environment.
About the planning of the house: The house was built for a young slovenian family, that currently lives in a big city in Italy and they wanted to have a retreat house when they arrive back at their home region. So the main idea was to give them a home that is located not far from their home town but surrounded with untouched nature. The owners gave us some rough information about what they wanted as from there they let us free with our immagination. The result is the wooden house that we all love. The challenge for us was to create a house that was comfortable o the one side and fully accepted by the natural environment on the other side, and I think that with the simplicity of form and minimal but well designed landsape we succeded.
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