This House Almost Disappears As It’s Designed To Blend Into The Landscape

Proarh have recently completed Issa Megaron, a modern concrete house that's been designed for family retreats, and is dug into the hillside of Vis Island, Croatia. #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture

Photography by Damir Fabijanic

 

Proarh have recently completed Issa Megaron, a modern concrete house that’s been designed for family retreats, and is built into the hillside of Vis Island, Croatia.

 

Proarh have recently completed Issa Megaron, a modern concrete house that's been designed for family retreats, and is dug into the hillside of Vis Island, Croatia. #Architecture #HouseDesign

Photography by Miljenko Bernfest

The design of the house reinterprets the ancient stone drywalls, creating a new rural man-made topography using simple construction technologies. A residential pocket was created between the stretches of space forming walls, much like an artificial grotto, that resembles a primitive shelter.


Proarh have recently completed Issa Megaron, a modern concrete house that's been designed for family retreats, and is dug into the hillside of Vis Island, Croatia. #Architecture #GreenRoof #ModernHouse

Photography by Damir Fabijanic

Covering the roof and terraces of the house is a green roof with a mixture of plants and local rocks.


Covering the roof and terraces of this modern concrete house is a green roof with a mixture of plants and local rocks. #ConcreteHouse #GreenRoof

Photography by Damir Fabijanic

The layout of the house consists of two levels, with lounge on the first floor. A large overhang provides shade and shelter for the interior.


A large overhang provides shade and shelter for the interior of this modern concrete house. #ConcreteHouse #ModernArchitecture

Photography by Damir Fabijanic

Also on the first floor are the sleeping quarters that all take advantage of the water views through large windows.


This bedroom has large windows that take advantage of the water views, and provide a glimpse of the green roof. #BedroomDesign #Windows

Photography by Damir Fabijanic

Downstairs on the lower floor, there’s an open plan dining/kitchen area, that also opens to the terraces and pool deck.


This modern house has a large open plan dining/kitchen area, that also opens to the terraces and pool deck. #OpenPlanInterior #LargeDiningTable

Photography by Damir Fabijanic | Architect: Davor Matekovic/PROARH | Design Team: Vedrana Jancic, Bojana Benic | Structural Designer: Branko Galic, MSc – Radionica statike Ltd. | Building Energy Concept, Building Physics, and Building Details Design: Assist. Prof. Mateo Bilus, MEAU | Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb | Contractor: GRIZA gradevinski obrt

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