This house merges traditional and contemporary to create a unique aesthetic

Divcibare Mountain Home by EXE Studio

 

EXE Studio have designed a mountain home near the tourist resort of Divcibare, located in Serbia.

 

Divcibare Mountain Home by EXE Studio

The designer’s description

The house is located on the slope of Mount Maljen in western Serbia. Although the plot has been overrun with small pine trees, it still bears the original character of the open field.

Divcibare Mountain Home by EXE Studio

To minimize disturbance to the site and as a reference to the surrounding hilly terrain, the house is built into the hillside.

Divcibare Mountain Home by EXE Studio

Designed by combining and connecting the two main monolithic volumes, light & dark.

Divcibare Mountain Home by EXE Studio

These forms merge with the natural environment of low pine vegetation and steep rocky terrain.

Divcibare Mountain Home by EXE Studio

On the south side, the white portion of the house connects to the outside through a grand picture window, which guides the transition from the artificial to the natural.

Divcibare Mountain Home by EXE Studio

The black half of the house draws inspiration from original mountain homes.

Divcibare Mountain Home by EXE Studio

The structure is emphasized through the use of natural materials such as traditional timber shingle cladding.

Divcibare Mountain Home by EXE Studio

Through the duality of the house, with two main volumes; the intent was to merge the traditional and the contemporary to create a unique aesthetic and a structure sympathetic to its surroundings.

Divcibare Mountain Home by EXE Studio

Divcibare Mountain Home by EXE Studio

Photography by Relja Ivanic

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