House in the Nature
Location: Velike Lašče, SI
Area: 180 m2
Project Year: 2020
Status: Under construction
Tjaša Plavec, m.i.a.
Matic Mohar, m.i.a.
Katja Orehek, štud. arh.
Sanel Fazlić, štud. arh
Velike Lašče is first mentioned in 1145 in a document of the Aquileian patriarch Peregrin, the founder of the Stična monastery, as “villa Lasis”. The landing in Lašče was donated to the Stična monastery by one of the lords of Višnjegorski.
The Latin term villa means a large farm, a residential and commercial building for opulent villagers. In the historical spirit, the newly built building, directed towards the agricultural areas, and in the distance it has a view of the forest areas, fits the meaning of the villa, and at the same time it is reasonably volumetrically delimited.
The conceptual design of the interior layout stems from the recognition of the surrounding natural values and the tendency to orient the main spaces towards the highest quality views.
The varied micro-location requires that the first floor be organized in-depth into the terrain with the northern façade. Centrally, the shape of the building is extended to the east, so that the rooms can be connected to the green nature as much as possible.
The middle floor is intended exclusively for family living. A comprehensive open space for socializing carries its heart in the spacious open dining room, where the family will gather and spend their evenings. More than 6 meters long bright kitchen is
On the top, attic floor, there is a sleeping area with a large family bathroom, which remains in the stylish atmosphere of the whole home. Everything from the third floor, the bathroom is connected to the ground floor via a vertical shaft, which serves as a direct connection to the laundry.
Each of the bedrooms has its own balcony and thus an emphasis on the view. The rooms are softly connected via an economical short corridor, separated from each other by sound-insulating gypsum-cardboard panels. The materiality of the top floor is provided in softer tones, while the light herringbone in the pressure adds a non-invasive texture to the space.