Minimalist single household residence designed in 2013 by JRKVC located in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Description by JRKVC Simple temporary: I need to reside in a small home on a small plot at an inexpensive worth. Budget was fastened at € seventy five.000. I am nonetheless remembering final summer time on the countryside. Could we recycle the typology, morphology, even decor of Slovakian rural structure? There are sure rules encoded in conventional people structure, verified by ages and nonetheless related. Especially within the context of the necessity to scale back our ecological footprint and power waste. Bigger shouldn’t be all the time higher! Simple buildings didn’t struggle with the character however has turn into a part of it. They have been constructed of native supplies that have been available and didn’t want an extended and troublesome transport – wooden, clay and straw to call a number of. The home windows didn’t carry out in addition to as we speak, in order that they have been stored slightly small. An beneath–roof porch, referred to as “gánok” was conventional a part of the home, making certain the contact with outdoors surroundings even in winter or throughout dangerous climate. During the design course of we seemed again to those rules. We proposed a fusion of previous and modern structure. The icon–formed home has a small footprint, tiny picturesque home windows and a porch. Ground flooring is organized by a standard three–room scheme. There is central “service field” made from plywood – there’s a toilet, rest room, stairs, storage and the kitchen built-in inside. Remaining “unfavourable” area – round and above the field – are the rooms. Living room, essential bed room on the floor flooring and a one within the attic. Modest flooring space of the lounge is compensated by an enormous curtain wall heading north, actually extending the inside space into the backyard. Thanks to the orientation there isn’t a solar shading system wanted. The room and the research space on prime of the picket field is full of a delicate northern sky mild. House is constructed with structural insulated panels (SIP) manufactured from OSB panels sandwiched round a foam core made from polystyrene. A large concrete flooring is used for heating and storing thermal power. To maintain the worth down, there are not any refined techniques built-in in the home.
Photography by K. Jurkovič Visit JRKVC