DomT House, DomT House by Martin Boles, Martin Boles, Architect Martin Boles, passive solar, barn-inspired house, natural light, high ceilings, spruce, siberian larch, slovakia, Stodola,

The DomT House is primarily constructed of wood to resemble the traditional stodola, or barn-like structures, commonly seen in the Slovakian landscape. The gabled shape, clad in untreated Siberian larch, extends along the site’s northern end with a glazed southern-facing façade, and is kinked in the middle to optimize solar conditions. The glazed south-facing facade uses passive solar to heat the interior naturally, while natural ventilation, wooden screens, and existing trees protect against overheating in the summer.

DomT House, DomT House by Martin Boles, Martin Boles, Architect Martin Boles, passive solar, barn-inspired house, natural light, high ceilings, spruce, siberian larch, slovakia, Stodola,

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The spruce-lined interior features high ceilings and an abundance of natural light. The architect placed the load-bearing concrete walls in the center of the rooms and hid the steel columns behind the glass facade to create a greater illusion of spaciousness. The kink in the middle of the building divides the home into two parts: the open-plan kitchen, living room, and dining space to the west and the private quarters to the east. Additional wooden rooms for leisure and play are inserted throughout the home. The home is mainly decorated with furnishings constructed of natural materials that provide a striking contrast to the central concrete walls.

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