A Vacation Home for Nature Lovers
By Magaly • Feb 5, 2018
This weekend home is located in Slovakia, perched on the shore of a lake and surrounded by a lush forest. It was designed in 2017 by the Slovakian architectural firm Hantabal Architekti, who are based in Bratislava. The home covers a total ground area of 180 square meters.
It was important that the home would respect the landscape in which it sits, adapting itself to the shape of the terrain instead of the other way around. From the middle of the home, this terrain begins to slope in a descent toward the lake. As a result, part of the rear ground floor is embedded into the earth.
Several things were taken into account when determining the distribution and internal layout of the property, such as the requirements of the client, the orientation of the structure, an optimal use of perspective, and the best way in which to remain in contact with both the garden and the lake.
The surrounding forest seems to seep into the home, first through the pine cladding on the façade walls, and then through the wooden surfaces found inside the home, such as the stair steps, and both bathroom and bedroom walls.
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