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Villa Under Extension / OFIS arhitekti

  • 01:00 - 23 June, 2008
Villa Under Extension / OFIS arhitekti
Villa Under Extension / OFIS arhitekti

Villa Under Extension / OFIS arhitekti Villa Under Extension / OFIS arhitekti Villa Under Extension / OFIS arhitekti Villa Under Extension / OFIS arhitekti +45

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  • Architect

    OFIS arhitekti
  • Strcutural Engineer

    Elea IC d. o.
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Celarc d. o. o.
  • Electrical Engineer

    IPE d. o. o.
  • Budget

    2.5 M EURO (US $3.85 M)
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005

From the architect. The project involves an extension of a 19th-century villa located in a beautiful Alpine resort next to Lake Bled. Both the old villa and the landscape were strictly regulated by the National Heritage people. The client's chief request was for the main living area to be twice the size of the old existing villa. On top of that, most of the spaces had to face the lake. The client invited several architects to come up with ideas.

The main task was how to incorporate the new 700-m2 addition while respecting all the restrictions the villa and the surrounding landscape were subject to.

Our proposal placed new spaces beneath the ground floor of the existing villa.

The extension forms a rounded base around the house - a pillow covered by the landscape. Looking from the other side of the lake, the pillow blurs with the surrounding landscape. The elevation under the pillow is glazed and overlooks the lake. The floor is organised in levels according to the outside landscape (± 50 cm). They were used as a locator and divider of the opened ground level. The top of the pillow becomes a terrace and garden on the upper floor, where the children's area is located.

The main living spaces (the ancillary kitchen, dining area, TV space, a space with a fireplace for listening to music by, a library and work space) are placed in the new extension.

Everyday services such as wardrobes, the main kitchen and guest bathroom are behind the walls of the old villa cellar. Garages and storage/workshop spaces are hidden in this volume. The old villa becomes a private rest area with the children's space on the first floor and the parent's on the top.

The main entrance is from the courtyard and is displaced from the house's central axis; one enters the side volume of the old villa cellar of the new part. Then one crosses the curved ramp and passes beneath the staircase. Here, a three-storey hall opens up to form the heart of the old villa, while the visual axis of the lake conducts you to the new living area.

The curved stairs define things, connect the old and the new, and play the part of the main communications core in the house. All rooms and open spaces give onto the staircase and communicate with the main lobby.

sustainable factor_ all new extension part around the existing villa is integrated into the landscape with green roof.

Cite: "Villa Under Extension / OFIS arhitekti" 23 Jun 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/2656/villa-under-extension-ofis-arhitekti/>
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amada Carlota HR · December 12, 2011

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MARICELA PADILLA · November 21, 2011

Great architecture and design: Villa Under Extension. http://t.co/qVymI5jJ #architecture #design

Matthias Rascher · November 21, 2011

Great architecture and design: Villa Under Extension. http://t.co/qVymI5jJ #architecture #design

Lara · November 20, 2011

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YANG · November 19, 2011

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sophia · November 18, 2011

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jozybmx · February 12, 2011

Opa, vila na Bledu... slin slin slin!

http://www.archdaily.com/2656/...

part · September 21, 2010

who needs such a cottage when most of humanity lives in 20 square meters?
it's a fine piece of architecture, but other than that - it's no more than a sick perversion.
how do you heat that place, anyway?

Matthias Rascher · September 14, 2010

Great architecture and design: Villa Under Extension. http://bit.ly/b4HFxj #architecture #design #awesome

Matthias Rascher · September 14, 2010

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Barbara Mack · September 14, 2010

RT @matthiasrascher: Great architecture and design: Villa Under Extension. http://bit.ly/b4HFxj #architecture #design #awesome

Matthias Rascher · September 14, 2010

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Neil Stroup · September 13, 2010

RT @ArchDaily: photos don&#39t do justice, but look at the sections/elevs of this extension under a 19th cent villa http://archdai.ly/9Scn1W

Matt Cole · September 13, 2010

RT @ArchDaily photos don&#39t do justice, but look at sections/elevations of this extension under 19th century villa http://archdai.ly/9Scn1W

kati fyssicopulos · September 13, 2010

RT @archdaily: photos don&#39t do justice, but take a look at the sections/elevations of this extension under a 19th century villa http://archdai.ly/9Scn1W

Zagorski · September 13, 2010

RT @archdaily: photos don&#39t do justice, but take a look at the sections/elevations of this extension under a 19th century villa http://archdai.ly/9Scn1W

Design Is Divine · September 13, 2010

RT @archdaily: photos don&#39t do justice, but take a look at the sections/elevations of this extension under a 19th century villa http://archdai.ly/9Scn1W

rainsea · September 13, 2010

RT @archdaily: photos don&#39t do justice, but take a look at the sections/elevations of this extension under a 19th century villa http://archdai.ly/9Scn1W

Genie · September 13, 2010

RT @archdaily: photos don&#39t do justice, but take a look at the sections/elevations of this extension under a 19th century villa http://archdai.ly/9Scn1W

ANTONIETTA GRAZIOSI · September 13, 2010

RT @ArchDaily photos don&#39t do justice,take a look at sections/elevations of extension under a 19th century villa http://archdai.ly/9Scn1W

quest · August 20, 2010

Great, Big Time!

Luminus · July 02, 2010

Absolutely great! Have no words..

Banc · July 02, 2010

That is one sexy set of stairs....

j · August 08, 2009

what a great extension, wish there were pictures of the existing building to see how they come together cohesively

Danyo Cummings · June 13, 2009

Dream House (Villa) of the Day: "Villa Under Extensions" by Ofis Arhitekti http://tinyurl.com/4orvh5

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