Semi-detached House at Ljubljansko Barje
In designing the house, we wanted to build on the local tradition; to recall the pile-dwelling culture in the marshes, and the traditional Slovenian balcony, i.e. ‘gank’. Each unit has its own central living room, merging into the marshes through the terrace. The first floor ‘gank’ – continuous balcony – also serves as a canopy and simultaneously as the transverse axis at the entrance to allow passage along the house. The vertical batten profile reminds of the lush vertical vegetation surrounding the wetlands. The wooden façade part and the thin plaster part are strictly separated into two compositional elements, the plastered part being the solid basis onto which the wooden part is propped, resulting in a lace-like screen to wooden outdoor terraces. The semi-detached house at Ljubljansko Barje is set on concrete piles and the base plate, and constructed of cross-laminated timber panels.