House XL / SoNo Arhitekti

House XL / SoNo Arhitekti

House XL  / SoNo Arhitekti - Wood, Windows, FacadeHouse XL  / SoNo Arhitekti - Image 3 of 25House XL  / SoNo Arhitekti - Image 4 of 25House XL  / SoNo Arhitekti - Table, Chair, WindowsHouse XL  / SoNo Arhitekti - More Images+ 20

  • Architects: SoNo Arhitekti
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  410
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Žiga Lovšin
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Swisspearl, CLT massive wood system
House XL  / SoNo Arhitekti - Wood, Windows, Facade
© Žiga Lovšin

Text description provided by the architects. Family Villa XL is located on the outskirts of a new residential area and it is designed for a large  family of seven. Area is dominated by typical Slovenian urban / rural landscape, that is why the design paraphrases the surrounding typical architectural elements . The house is conceptually formed from two mutually parallel volumes and one connecting volume, which is placed perpendicularly to the other two. All the volumes are elongated with symmetrical gable roofs. Shortest volume is extended into a roofed carport.

House XL  / SoNo Arhitekti - Windows, Door, Facade
© Žiga Lovšin

While the basement level is constructed with reinforced steel the upper floors consist entirely of cross-laminated timber elements.


Floor plans are spacious and organized in three levels. Living area, enclosed with large glass surfaces opens to the atrium maintaining the flowing communication between the house interior and surrounding nature.

House XL  / SoNo Arhitekti - Table, Chair, Windows
© Žiga Lovšin
Floor Plan
House XL  / SoNo Arhitekti - Table, Chair, Facade, Windows
© Žiga Lovšin

Facade is composed with large-format panels - the connection volume in lighter and the other two in darker colours. Larger glass surfaces are moved inwards and combined with wood cladding. Placed over them is a pattern of vertical narrow wooden  elements that simultaneously function also as sunscreens

House XL  / SoNo Arhitekti - Windows, Facade
© Žiga Lovšin

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Cite: "House XL / SoNo Arhitekti" 27 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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