Slovenian architects Ofis Arhitekti have completed a holiday hut in Slovenia’s Triglav national park.
The hut is situated in a small Alpine village in Slovenia. The client had bought the site with existing permission for a traditional Slovenian Alpine hut; Ofis designed a contemporary version with the same dimensions, roof pitch and materials, meaning a new construction permit was not required.
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. 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.
The interior organisation suits the needs of the family and is very rational. A central staircase rotates around the fireplace that heats both floors. There are 3 bedrooms and a bath with sauna on top floor. Ground floor is one space room with kitchen, dinning and living area with storage under the staircase. This level is partly lower so window shelves act as sofa with views toward the mountains.
Materials – the elements such as stone, wooden columns, facade patterns are taken from local environment with dialog on the surrounding typology.
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.