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IST-Family House / JRKVC

  • 01:00 - 12 June, 2014
IST-Family House / JRKVC
© Peter Jurkovič
© Peter Jurkovič
  • Architects

  • Location

    851 10 Čunovo, Slovakia
  • Architects in Charge

    Peter Jurkovič, Lukáš Kordík, Števo Polakovič
  • Area

    85.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Peter Jurkovič © Peter Jurkovič © Peter Jurkovič © Peter Jurkovič +43

  • Budget

    € 85.000
© Peter Jurkovič
© Peter Jurkovič

From the architect. Simple brief: I want to live in a small house on a small plot at a reasonable price. Budget was fixed at € 75.000. I am still remembering last summer on the countryside. Could we recycle the typology, morphology, even decor of Slovakian rural architecture?

© Peter Jurkovič
© Peter Jurkovič

There are certain principles encoded in traditional folk architecture, verified by ages and still relevant. Especially in the context of the need to reduce our ecological footprint and energy waste. Bigger is not always better! Simple buildings didn’t fight with the nature but has become part of it. They were built of local materials that were readily available and did not need a long and difficult transport – wood, clay and straw to name a few.

© Peter Jurkovič
© Peter Jurkovič
First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
© Peter Jurkovič
© Peter Jurkovič

The windows did not perform as well as today, so they were kept rather small. An under–roof porch, called “gánok” was traditional part of the house, ensuring the contact with outside environment even in winter or during bad weather.

© Peter Jurkovič
© Peter Jurkovič

During the design process we looked back to these principles. We proposed a fusion of old and contemporary architecture. The icon–shaped house has a small footprint, tiny picturesque windows and a porch. Ground floor is organized by a traditional three–room scheme. There is central “service box” made of plywood – there is a bathroom, toilet, stairs, storage and the kitchen integrated inside. Remaining “negative” space – around and above the box – are the rooms.

Axonometric 2
Axonometric 2

Living room, main bedroom at the ground floor and a one in the attic. Modest floor area of the living room is compensated by a huge curtain wall heading north, literally extending the interior area into the garden. Thanks to the orientation there is no sun shading system needed. The room and the study area on top of the wooden box is filled with a soft northern sky light.

© Peter Jurkovič
© Peter Jurkovič

House is constructed with structural insulated panels (SIP) made of OSB panels sandwiched around a foam core made of polystyrene. A massive concrete floor is used for heating and storing thermal energy. To keep the price down, there are no sophisticated systems integrated in the house.

© Peter Jurkovič
© Peter Jurkovič
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© Peter Jurkovič
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Cite: "IST-Family House / JRKVC" 12 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/514161/ist-family-house-jrkvc/>
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8 Comments

Hubstacks Office · May 08, 2015

We were completely influenced in JRKVC's project.
Scan it to see our 3d illustration of this house ;)
Enjoy our work!

ZUZANA · November 04, 2014

wonderful architecture!!! KRASA... KEBY SOM ZILA NA SLOVENSKU, URCITE BY SOM CHCELA DOM NAVRHNUTY TYMTO ARCHITEKTOM

T.Q. · October 01, 2014

Excellent Green House Lifestyle to preserve Energy $aving$!!!
I wish my home is like this.

Toni Collier · June 29, 2014

Wonderful at last affordable housing that doesn't look like rabbit hutches. A chance fpr us all to have a piece of art to live in. Congratulations on a amazing Home

Paul Gerhard · June 14, 2014

Yes, I love this sort of design, simple, cost effective. It is the future. Well done.

Nani Sa · June 13, 2014

kitchen garden best place is south I think.

Dustin Wu · June 12, 2014

Nice design, and even better the thought behind the design.

lilo wang · June 12, 2014

so coooooooooool !!!!

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