Office / Author:
Team and collaborators:
Aleš Žnidaršič, Katja Žlajpah
Structural engineer: Alan Sodnik
Construction physics: Peter Žargi
Stara Fuzina 22, Bohinj, Slovenia
Year of project / completion:
2006 / 2006
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Status (competition, project, completion) and phase:
The villa is located in a beautiful natural alpine resort by the lake Bohinjsko jezero in Slovenia, a few meters distance form the town centre Bohinj. It is situated in the open space - in the heart of nature, on the edge of the ?Triglav National Park?. The valley of Bohinj is indirectly souranded by the magnificant Julian Alps, where the view is the point of contact for the interior design of the house: spaces become halls with screens, showing the entire area of the souranding.
Of all parameters, it is location that marks space the most; and the story of space is definitely a key piece in understanding the entirety. In a complex game of reciprocal relationships, it is architectural concept that characterises the final image more than anything else.
Those principles serve as the basis for our ?wooden ground floor? concept. On the outside, the concept seems like an addition to the already existent edifice, while the interior is merged into a fluid, homogenously designed space. Through nostalgia over local architectural highlights such as ?kozolec?- a type of hayrack and shepherds? cottages, we are trying to found a new façade concept. We modify the traditional motif into a pattern of ?local lace? that, through its transparency, enables maximum contact between the exterior and the interior. This way we develop a unique entity within the local tones and use it as the leading element of our interior design. The wooden intervention becomes a link in the common story.