This Hillside Home Enjoys Views Of The Surrounding Meadows And Forests

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

 

multiPlan arhitekti designed a home in Ljubljana, Slovenia, that takes advantage of its location on a hillside to enable views of the surrounding countryside.

 

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

The architect’s description

The single-family house is located on a superb viewpoint, where the view shows an uninterrupted image of the surrounding hills, to the outlines of the capital city of Ljubljana, from the tree canopies to the green meadows and forests.

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

In the context of today’s requirements and preferences, sustainability and continual development guide the design, the living concept is focused on the lifestyle of a modern man, who lives in the heart of nature, in immediate vicinity of the city.

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

At almost seven hundred meters above sea level, the building is set into the space, in a way that is most respectful to the natural environment. The plot is extremely long and narrow, very steep too, the slope spans eleven meters in altitude.

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

It is a building design where the terrain does not conform to the house, but the house conforms to the existing slope.

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

The feeling of lightness is emphasized by light steel construction, with large panoramic glazing of the south facade, allowing unlimited expansion of space from inside to the spacious environment.

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

In contrary to the southern part, the northern is leaning towards the ground, while the upper level is public, designed as access to the building. This way the house has a dual, hybrid design, not only in cross-section, but also in plan.

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

Room layout by floors is different from the usual: living area in the top floor, where the view is continuously oriented outwards, while the lower part houses the more intimate sleeping quarters.

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

The house is distinguished by a careful placement of the building in the space and its subtle integration into natural and rural environment.

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

Katarina House by multiPlan arhitekti

Architecture: multiPlan arhitekti (Katja Zlajpah, Ales Znidarsic)
Photography by Miran Kambic and Peter Giodani

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