Pocket-Size Villa / Prima d.o.o.

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Ljubljana, Slovenia Year:  Slovenia Pocket-Size Villa / Prima d.o.o. “COPY” Manufacturers: ALR 40, Internorm HF 310 timber, Lotus-Effect ®Collaborators:Marko VidmarArchitect In Charge:Jernej Prijon, Vid RazingerCity:LjubljanaCountry:SloveniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Site PlanRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsSave this picture!© Matevž PaternosterText description provided by the architects. This home for a family of four is situated on the north side of a small park. The park borders on a kindergarten and an elementary school which stand next to a lively food market, all located in a dense urban area in the northwest part the city of Ljubljana. The main reason why the site was not yet developed was its size which is just a little over 300 m2. The site and building regulations demanded a very (site) specific scheme. The living quarters and the garden are placed on the top (terrace) floor of the villa and not on ground floor as one would expect. The end result is a hybrid between a modernistic town house (villa) and a terrace apartment with a rooftop garden, opening towards the park on the south.Save this picture!ConnceptThe basement that is 70 cm lower than the ground around the villa is used as a garage for 2 cars, boiler room and storage rooms. The main entrance is on the elevated ground floor, situated in the south west corner opening in the direction of the market. It is also a few stairs lower than the rest of the first floor. This way, a better connection between the street level and the main entrance is achieved. On the other hand, the rest of the first floor – sleeping quarters and bathrooms – is discretely elevated a few stairs above the level of the entrance and the street.Save this picture!© Matevž PaternosterThe living quarters are on the second floor – terrace floor. The entrances to the villa and the living floor are connected with a wide and open staircase, visually and spatially connecting the two together.Save this picture!© Matevž PaternosterThe terrace (garden), living room, dining room, kitchen and small study (library) are composed as a collage of different spaces within a single open floor. The character of this floor is defined by the large  glass walls on the south side, connecting the terrace (garden) with the interior. Small openings which are carefully placed frame the views in all other directions. The terrace floor is smaller than the floor below, therefore leaving enough space along the façade for creating a vertical garden all around the house on this floor. This vertical garden is made from intertwined steel wires and vine plant. In the parts where this garden is easily accessible, there is a small herb garden close to the kitchen and a Japanese garden along the staircase, allowing one to enjoy when descending or ascending the stairs.Save this picture!© Matevž PaternosterDue to its size, the villa is mainly white. On the outside, the villa is clad in a simple white contact façade with the entrance part clad in terrazzo. The terrazzo changes to natural stone (travertine) in the foyer and later in wooden floors (made of teak) in the living quarters. All the interior walls as well as the built-in furniture are white with some elements clad in teak that was also used for the floorsSave this picture!© Matevž PaternosterProduct Description:- Classical contact façade was used because of the geometry of the villa. This allowed us to design the façade simply by subtracting volumes. On the other side this façade is reminiscent to aesthetics of modernistic villas built in Ljubljana and central Europe the late 1930.Save this picture!© Matevž PaternosterProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Valldoreix / 05AM ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsAnticlimax: A Report on The Metabolist Dream. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo 1972-2013…Selected Projects Share Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799985/pocket-size-villa-prima-doo Clipboard 2015center_img Save this picture!© Matevž Paternoster+ 23 Share “COPY” Pocket-Size Villa / Prima d.o.o.Save this projectSavePocket-Size Villa / Prima d.o.o. Photographs:  Matevž Paternoster Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799985/pocket-size-villa-prima-doo Clipboard Architects: Prima d.o.o. Area Area of this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officePrima d.o.o.OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLjubljanaSloveniaPublished on January 22, 2017Cite: “Pocket-Size Villa / Prima d.o.o.” 22 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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