A Riverside Villa with horse farm resort near Drava river by Styria arhitektura.
The house is intertwined between the terrain and ground level, through a glazed gaps blended with farm garden and forest edge. The wood structure leaning on concrete menhirs remains on ancient prehistoric settlement at archaeological site. Ground floor is interpolated to riverside slope, framed between the rectangular frame and circular pasture courtyard. Single rooms are wooden shells leading up to first floor for bedrooms and intimate suites.
The new building is designed in L-composed structure supporting the historical path axis from the south and allowing the service and access from the east side. The architectural concept is manipulating with interior and exterior places varied significantly according to the climate and functional conditions. The large porch with narrow roof openings is drawing the sun movement on the wall surfaces. The light and the shadows are manipulated to transform the ambience in the way that the visitor can follow and perceive the sun position. The transience of human life can be comprehended by having constantly changing natural ambient light.
The structure is made of white concrete casted out of visible panels. The facade is manipulated with composition of prefabricated white terrazzo planes and U-profile glass. Entrances and interior elements are made of solid oak wood. The openings field with U-profiled glass with a sandblasted glass inside, the light is completely scattered and as a result diffusely dispersed, no clear outlines occur. Indirect natural light concept, suspended ceiling and soft materials give homogenous space basilicas character.
Architecture of the building responds to the local climate and weather conditions as well as building tradition, characterized by white limestone, oak wood and Istrian sandstone. Ambivalence of outer and inner space is not an abstract concept but a device with the function for diverse condition.
Project Year 2020
Building type Private residence
Area 880 m2
Presentation images Styria team