6x11 Alpine hut by OFIS Architects

published in: Architecture By Yatzer, 25 March 2009

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© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

Commission 2007 /
construction start 2008 /
completed 2009
Navigation: Stara fuzina, Slovenia

Design team:
OFIS ARHITEKTI
Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik
Andrej Gregoric,Anna Breda

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

The hut is situated in a small Alpine village, part of Triglav national park in Slovenia, with very strict rules of construction and architectural design. The client bought the site together with existing construction permit for the generic project. Demand was not to change construction permit but change the elements of the house to suit his family, sustainable factor and open the windows toward the views.

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

The volume of the house 6 x 11 metres, 42 degrees pitched roof, external dimensions and material types remained the ones from the existing project. Materials – the elements such as stone, wooden columns, facade patterns are taken from local environment with dialog on the surrounding typology. Interior organisation suits the needs of the family and is very rational. Central staircase rotates around the fireplace that heats both floors. There are 3 bedrooms and bath with sauna on top floor with minimal corridor. Ground floor is one space room with kitchen; dinning and living, storage is under the staircase. The level is partly lower so window shelves act as sofa with views toward the mountains.

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

Sustainable Issues:
Large corner window was positioned toward the sun therefore in winter-sunny days no heating is needed. Extra thermal isolation is put between the wooden cladding – both in exterior and interior, black foil that is put behind the wood absorbs the heat of the sun and transforms it onto the walls. Upper floor is pushed over the ground floor and acts as sun protector in summer when sun is higher. Rain water is collected from the roof and transported through vertical pipes that are covered with wooden masks

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

 

© photo: Tomaz Gregoric

concept © OFIS Architects

re-modeling concept © OFIS Architects

plans  © OFIS Architects

elevations © OFIS Architects

sections © OFIS Architects

siteplan © OFIS Architects

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  • friend
    yatzerina & stroumfaki | 2009-03-26 11:49:18

    Y: Honey, isn't a lovely house? S: Yes dear, sure! Y: Wouln't the Hermes smart car fit nicely infront of that house? S: No, I would prefer the Hermes helicopter... Y: That suits me fine as well S : Done deal, can I call Costas now????? Y : NO S : Don't yell at me... Y : No problem, at least you are talking....

  • friend
    ellson | 2009-04-10 05:05:32

    i love you

  • friend
    frameconstructionltd | 2014-02-18 09:10:21

    You have brought up very fantastic points, thank you for the post.

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