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Ljubljana pirnice, Slovenia

House Hb

Bevk Perovic Arhitekti — House Hb

Photo: Miran Kambic © www.mirankambic.com All rights reserved. Courtesy by bevk perovic arhitekti

The architectural concept of the house HB was determined by the location of the property on the prominent part of the landscape. But this picturesque site is at the same time a typical Slovenian suburban situation. While most of the buildings in the neighborhood are cliché two stories high individual houses, typical of postwar central European architecture, the house HB attempts to redefine another kind of domestic environment. The house HB is a redefinition of a specific from of traditional house, of low and elongated rural typology.

Bevk Perovic Arhitekti — House Hb

Photo: Miran Kambic © www.mirankambic.com All rights reserved. Courtesy by bevk perovic arhitekti

The house HB, situated on top of the low hill, appears like a transparent object rising from the ground. Despite its dominant position, the house seems to merge with the landscape. At the first sight it looks like a kind of prototype house. The roof and side facades are clad in the same material, aluminum plates, which merge the surfaces with each other, leaving the house clean, without any ornamental details. Therefore house appears as a sign, as a model of the house.

Bevk Perovic Arhitekti — House Hb

Photo: Miran Kambic © www.mirankambic.com All rights reserved. Courtesy by bevk perovic arhitekti

The house HB aims to keep iconographic motives of the traditional house such as pitch roof, relatively small volume and linear spatial sequences. But the house is more spacious then it appears from the distance. The intimate areas of the house including bedrooms and library are hidden in the terrain while the living area is located in the visible upper part of the house. The two elevations offer quite different living experience. While the lower structure is built in concrete and is oriented towards the hidden patio, the upper structure is made of glass, entirely transparent along the longer edge of the building. The open interior has no dividing walls. Different areas like kitchen, dining and living are distinguished by the selection of furniture which forms a kind of virtual rooms. The border between inside and outside is merging, the inside of the house continues on the grass via wooden platforms. The landscape becomes an extended living environment and is experienced as such also while being inside.

Bevk Perovic Arhitekti — House Hb

Photo: Miran Kambic © www.mirankambic.com All rights reserved. Courtesy by bevk perovic arhitekti

Bevk Perovic Arhitekti — House Hb

Photo: Miran Kambic © www.mirankambic.com All rights reserved. Courtesy by bevk perovic arhitekti

Bevk Perovic Arhitekti — House Hb

Photo: Miran Kambic © www.mirankambic.com All rights reserved. Courtesy by bevk perovic arhitekti

Bevk Perovic Arhitekti — House Hb

Photo: Miran Kambic © www.mirankambic.com All rights reserved. Courtesy by bevk perovic arhitekti

Bevk Perovic Arhitekti — House Hb

Photo: Miran Kambic © www.mirankambic.com All rights reserved. Courtesy by bevk perovic arhitekti

Bevk Perovic Arhitekti — House Hb

Image courtesy by bevk perovic arhitekti © All rights reserved

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