3LHD architects share with us their deign for the luxury V2 House found in Dubrovnik, Croatia. A lot more pictures and architects’ description following the break.
From the Architects:
Property V2 is found in Dubrovnik, in the urbanized area of Lozice. In an desirable place near to the sea, which is established by steep topography made up of retaining walls, terraces and staircases an present unsuitable house was replaced by a new 1. In keeping with a long tradition of Mediterranean transformation and cultivation of nature and overcoming of “doc” (the local phrase for a depression: a smaller sized arable land area), stone walls and altitude differences were utilized as the basis for laying new topographic layers in horizontal and vertical path. Horizontal, gently undulating roof plate follows the internal framework of the building and also defines the body of the home which is incorporated into the landscape by its geometry. The simple and geometric forms of the house with their components and white stone facades are in accordance but also in contrast to the drywall.
The simple idea of the design of the residing surroundings was to produce a home that is at the very same time open to nature but also sufficiently protected against the climate. The great and large high quality view observed from the plot is maximally utilized with huge glass windows on the facades.
The house is developed in a number of ranges because of the slope of the plot – the entrance is on the top floor, parking spot is next to the street, and other activities are organized in split-amounts: 3 bedrooms with bathrooms, parents’; bedroom with a dressing area and a bathroom, staircase, spacious residing space, dining spot, kitchen, support area, storage and toilet, Tv lounge with a projector screen and room for young children to play. Residing and dining room have a direct connection with the outdoors spaces – partially covered terrace with an outside pool. The environment is also developed in many amounts – terraces that are linked by stairs and go down to the sea.
The facade and the roof are clad in white stone plates massive glass windows are partially recessed into the volume and open the property towards the sea but at the same time make certain a pleasant shade in the interior. Terraces are paved with stone or teak planks and all offered surfaces are planted with indigenous plant species and executed in supplies adapted to the region and place climate.
Task: V2 Property
Developed by 3LHD
Task Team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Romana Ilic, Marin Mikelic, Ivana Dabrovic / Ecoing d.o.o., Kristina Vidic / Ecoing d.o.o.
Project Team Collaborators: Hrvoje Vidovic / 3LHD, Caroline O’; Leary / 3LHD
Collaborators: Mario Josipovic – Mechanical installations
Berislav Medic – Structural engineering
Branko Corko (IPZ Elektroinženjering-22 d.o.o.) – Electrical engineering
Makro 5 – Pool techniques
Marija Babojelic – Bill of quantities
Horting d.o.o. – Landscape design
Ines Hrdalo – Landscape layout
Mateo Bilus (AKFZ studio d.o.o. ) – Creating physics
Marko Ercegovic – photography
Supervision: Gark konzalting d.o.o.
Major Contractor: Alfaplan građenje d.o.o.
Website location: 959 m2
Dimension: 399 m2
Footprint: 246 m2
Location: Dubrovnic, Croatia