The project called for a small, one family house as a part of an existing semi-detached house, located in Ljubljana’s 1960s suburbia, in an area covered with a ‘blanket’ of small houses on minuscule plots of land. The project became an exercise in organisational simplicity of the interior plan: on the ground floor, an insertion of a staircase slightly off-centre into the plan of the small living space effectively divides it into 4 distinct zones: access, kitchen, living/dining area and a workspace. The rooms exist and evolve around the column-like staircase in a simple sequence of different widths that defines them, simultaneously independent and fluidly connected. Furthermore, a slight submersion of the ground floor surface by 30cm lower from the level of the garden, stresses the idea of ‘separation’ of the living space from the surroundings, creating a sense of intimacy with limited means at hand - this allows for both perpendicular walls of the ground floor to be opened along the entire length of the volume, while preserving the sense of ‘room’ for the interior.
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