House in Smilovci / Modelart Arhitekti

House in Smilovci / Modelart Arhitekti

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Smilovci, Serbia
  • Architects: Modelart Arhitekti
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  111
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Stefan Ivković
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  MIRAGE, Abet Laminati, Ceramica Sant'Agostino
  • Lead Architects : Dejan Mitov, Jelena Mitov, Krsto Radovanović, Bojan Mitov
  • Digital Design : Digital Design Center, Marko Vučić
  • City : Smilovci
  • Country : Serbia
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House in Smilovci / Modelart Arhitekti - Windows, Glass, Facade, Column
© Stefan Ivković

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in..."
-Leonard Cohen

The main challenge when reconstructing and extending the old family house into a holiday house was utilising the existing local advantages - natural and built environment. The plot is located in low-urbanized area by the local road Smilovci - Protopopinci, at the foot of Stara Planina Mountain, near Smilovci Lake.

House in Smilovci / Modelart Arhitekti - Windows
© Stefan Ivković

Existing house, although constructively preserved, functionally didn't meet the needs of the client, so it had to be adapted and extended. In addition to replacing the old roof construction and expanding the building to the backyard, landscaping was also renewed, at the entrance to the plot, as well as in the backyard.

Functionally, house is divided into ground floor (containing living room, kitchen with dining room, and terrace), and loft (with three bedrooms and bathroom). The access to the house is on the northern side, while the southern side of the existing house is extended with a terrace, which is an inter-space between the interior and backyard. Extended parts of the ground level are cladded with stone tiles from local quarry. The upper level is partly covered with wooden planks, making an interaction with gables on surrounding houses, which are usually covered with wood.

House in Smilovci / Modelart Arhitekti - Windows, Facade
© Stefan Ivković

On the outer side of the terrace, there are mobile perforated panels, with function of sun protection. These panels are perforated using digital design and fabrication, inspired by geometry motifs of ćilim, traditional carpet from East Serbia. In this way, the play of light and shadows is enabled, creating different light effects on the inside surfaces.

House in Smilovci / Modelart Arhitekti - Windows, Wood, Bed, Bedroom
© Stefan Ivković
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© Stefan Ivković

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Cite: "House in Smilovci / Modelart Arhitekti" 10 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/875241/house-in-smilovci-modelart-arhitekti> ISSN 0719-8884

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