Family House MR2
This house is located in an olive grove on the outskirts of a small place called Kapovci on the island of Krk. In the cadastral register of the proposed site a now non-existent house is marked. I use this footprint for a new building. By choosing this footprint I associate with traditional architecture and bring to question its contemporary interpretation. However, using new materials and increasing the size of windows the traditional local housing typology is transformed into a modern house.
The house fluently continues into the open space on three of its sides; west for the morning, eastward with a summer kitchen for the afternoon and south for the evening. Free floor plans provide a wealth of choices for open-air activities. The increase of size in the windows draws nature into the house and lets it dominate the interior as well.
To the north the house borders an existing forest trail and the ground floor walls are covered in stone to continue the stone walls that flank the path.
The house consists of a basement, ground and first floors. A gathering space with wine and olive oil storages is in the basement, living areas and the kitchen are on the ground floor, while the bedrooms, bathroom and wardrobe are all located on the first floor.
The façade of the building is made of roughly smoothed greyish green plaster. The roof is made of brass which over time develops a similar color additionally blending the house with nature and enhancing its unobtrusiveness.
/ realisation, 2013. /