House B&R / ECOING

House B&R / ECOING

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Sevid, Croatia
  • Plumbing And Drainage: Štefica Mrazek, Stjepan Mrazek, Mrazek d.o.o.
  • Pool System: Vladimir Zelić, Makro 5 projekt
  • Bill Of Quantities: Marija Babojelić
  • Architect In Charge: Ivana Dabrović
  • Project Team: Maja Tutavac
  • City: Sevid
  • Country: Croatia
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House B&R / ECOING - Windows, Facade, Courtyard
© Marko Ercegović

Text description provided by the architects. The residential villa B&R, located by the sea and designed for a Belgian family, has been developed in conjunction with the well laid-out surroundings, and follows the terrain of various heights, balanced by constructed retaining walls of 0.8 to 3 m high.

House B&R / ECOING - Windows, Bedroom
© Vojo Bašić

Some retaining walls are underground parts of the villa, some are parts of the garage beneath the garden area, or parts of walls of the open kitchen in the garden, thus creating an impression of architecture and environment integration.

House B&R / ECOING - Image 13 of 25
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The design and U-shape of the villa with a total surface area of 500 m2 has resulted from the fusion of the plot, its beautiful vistas and positioning on the one hand, which is why the end sections are of different lengths and angles, and slightly bend around the central terrace, designed to provide shade, and from its micro-location on the other hand, which resulted in such variations in the dimensions of the end sections, thus making the villa, thanks to its own size, fit nicely into the urban matrix.

Ground Floor Plan

The villa has two storeys: ground floor and first floor, and split-level design.

A sundeck extends towards the sea, accommodating the swimming pool with the dimensions 4.6x11 m and an open kitchen, while the glass walls of the villa provide for the integration of outdoor and indoor stay. 

House B&R / ECOING - Image 7 of 25
© Marko Ercegović

Other facades are of a more closed character to ensure the indoor intimacy of the villa. They protect it from the street and the driveway, opposite which residents go to the beach. With only one angle opening, and the light getting in through skylights, they also render the villa protected from any views on the rear side.

House B&R / ECOING - Table, Chair, Countertop, Beam
© Marko Ercegović

From the main entrance there is direct access to the kitchen with a pantry and to the toilet. The central, two-storey space opens right from the entrance, with galleries, stairs and the dining area that is adjoining the kitchen and the terrace with a pergola, thus opening the space for an all-day stay, as well as to the living room, which is recessed relative to the entrance and dining area.

Upstairs, in the most prominent part of the villa, overlooking the sea and the swimming pool, there is a master bedroom with a glass ensuite bathroom and a corner glass walk-in closet. There is also a guest bedroom, which overlooks the backyard, as well as two children's bedrooms with bathrooms and a common terrace facing the sea and a workspace with access to the backyard.


The design concept is based on the premise that each room offers a unique experience, while at the same time the spaces create an integrated whole merging with the environment, ensuring a vacation stay in a natural seaside and Mediterranean ambience. The surrounding autochtonous vegetation further contribute to such an atmosphere.

House B&R / ECOING - Table, Sink, Countertop, Chair, Windows
© Marko Ercegović

The villa’s architecture is presented as a playful white block opened by large glass walls with magnificent vistas and contact with the environment.

First Floor Plan

Product Description. - In this project clients’ desire was to have contemporary Croatian furniture design so among other pieces in the house central place takes dining table, the TT table from ELEMENT, designed by Numen/For Use.  Table is made of solid oak. Slavonian oak, "Quercus robur slovanica", a subspecies of pedunculate (common) oak named after Slovania, a geographical and historical region in eastern Croatia.  All the finishing is executed in high-quality natural oils, preserving and enhancing the characteristics of the wood.

House B&R / ECOING - Facade, Coast
© Marko Ercegović

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Cite: "House B&R / ECOING" 15 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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