Arhitektura Jure Kotnik, Forma Vila, Slovenia, metal facade, low-maintenance facade, locally sourced stone, green architecture, heat pump, solar tubes, ironwork, nautical design, green fireplace

The house is located in a small Alpine town close to the Slovenian-Austrian border. It sits on a hill top only a hundred meters away from nearby iron sculptures scattered all over town and transforming it into a large outdoor gallery. The architects used brick, timber and locally sourced stone, with a copper-zinc facade that requires very little maintenance.

Arhitektura Jure Kotnik, Forma Vila, Slovenia, metal facade, low-maintenance facade, locally sourced stone, green architecture, heat pump, solar tubes, ironwork, nautical design, green fireplace

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Inside, a large lobby dominates the mid floor and offers beautiful views of the town center through the living room windows. These views are dominated by the Javornik Castle and framed by forests. The living room features a cozy fireplace and warm wooden floors. It extends to the kitchen with a dining area and a west-facing terrace. The architects designed the middle floor as an open layout without any doors. Bedrooms are located on the upper floor with wooden terraces that reference nautical architecture. The house has room for an additional apartment on the ground floor for the daughter. This space is currently used as an art gallery.

Arhitektura Jure Kotnik, Forma Vila, Slovenia, metal facade, low-maintenance facade, locally sourced stone, green architecture, heat pump, solar tubes, ironwork, nautical design, green fireplace

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Compact and well insulated, the house was designed to avoid thermal bridges and provide stabile indoor temperatures. It uses a heat pump and solar tubes for energy efficiency, all the while establishing a strong connection to the local architectural heritage.

+ Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

Via World Architecture News

Photos by Rheinzink, Ajk