UNDERSTANDING THE LOCAL CLUSTER

 

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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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.

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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.

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Type

Location

Date

Site area

Floor area

Design

Client

Photography

residential

Stari Grad, Croatia

2019

Morpharos architects

private

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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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