6×11 Alpine hut / OFIS arhitekti

Architect: OFIS arhitekti
Location: Stara fuzina, Slovenia
Design Year: 2007
Construction Year: 2008-2009
Design Team: Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik, andrej gregoric, anna breda
Constructed Area: 66 sqm
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric

The hut is situated in a small Alpine village, part of Triglav national park with very strict rules of construction and architectural design. The client bought the site together with existing construction permit for the generic project. Demand was not to change construction permit but change the elements of the house to suit his family, sustainable factor and open the windows toward the views.

The volume of the house 6 x 11 metres, 42 degrees pitched roof, external dimensions and material types remained the ones from the existing project.

Materials – the elements such as stone, wooden columns, facade patterns are taken from local environment with dialog on the surrounding typology.

Interior organisation suits the needs of the family and is very rational. Central staircase rotates around the fireplace that heats both floors. There are 3 bedrooms and bath with sauna on top floor with minimal corridor. Ground floor is one space room with kitchen; dinning and living, storage is under the staircase. The level is partly lower so window shelves act as sofa with views toward the mountains.

Sustainable Issues:

Large corner window was positioned toward the sun therefore in winter-sunny days no heating is needed. Extra thermal isolation is put between the wooden cladding – both in exterior and interior, black foil that is put behind the absorbs the heat of the sun and transforms it onto the walls. Upper floor is pushed over the ground floor and acts as sun protector in summer when sun is higher. Rain water is collected from the roof and transported through vertical pipes that are covered with wooden masks.

Cite: "6×11 Alpine hut / OFIS arhitekti" 25 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=17764>
  • HSXK

    Great,it helps me to learn Architecture English, and I like the straght line both external and internal,and the shadow they produced is very pretty. Most important thing-I like the feeling of the living room.

  • anne

    Really nice. Simple and beautiful at the same time. The feeling inside is warm and cozy.

  • termit

    Brilliant. Inspiring. cute.

  • http://www.redbubble.com/people/ornamentandcrime ornament and crime

    Another beautiful home.

    Please have someone who knows how to write proof read your articles. The grammer in this one is appalling. Straight from a free internet translator I presume.

  • Bo

    intresting! very useful for snow-covered Russia!

  • ole

    Very nice… and dear Bo, you should have some lessons in Geograpy. Slovenia would be lesson 1 in that case

  • white

    Who said you cannot do good architecture out of such simple solutions<..best

  • http://livearchitecture.wordpress.com Livearchitecture

    Stunning… love the contrast between the timber and stonework. Great precedent for my current project at university.

  • vertigo

    warm and wooden beauty

  • meg

    simple, effective concept and great result

  • lacma

    Big achievement to do something out of such genering existing project

  • Sapou

    It´s not nesary to make boxes, to get a great solution.
    A exelent example of real architecture, thanks.

  • isamu

    I also noticed this project today in MARK Magazine! A lot of coincidence todayyy

  • Gabriel

    Some mistakes in elevation and the first floor plans. The windows doesn’t match on some places and there isn’t doors, however the concept and idea is out of the boxes style. Great use of materials.

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