Spontaneous spread of small house volumes forms Dol village. Rather than creating one large volume, house organization is split between three volumes: living block, sleeping block and pool block to blend with existing village structure.

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Volumes defined with pitched roof respect local 30 degree roof slopes. Using single sloped instead of more common double sloped roof, house appears as a contemporary, simple crystal. Each volume opens to village with a single loggia cutout, sleeping loggia facing garden and northeast orientation and living loggia facing garden and southeast orientation.

Type

Location

Date

Site area

Floor area

Design

Client

Archeology

Photography

residential

Stari Grad, Croatia

2019

Morpharos architects

private

Arheokoop

Nikola Dužević

Old stone walls of the ground floor are restored and form a base for a renovated volume above. Beige plaster of upper voume is chosen to form a harmonious relation with existing stone walls.

Interior is finished in same plaster shade as the exterior, while old stone facade becomes an interior feature wall splitting introverted living area and extroverted dining area. Dining loggia is a central space connecting all areas of the house, it is also a place where most of the social life happens.

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