Wooden house with church in the background
Chimney as an element of typological transformation. The design evokes local architecture

Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti studio designs the " Chimney House" in Logatec, Slovenia by respecting the morphology of the traditional building framework and referring to the prevailing typology of the pitched roof, considering its volumetric and material parameters

The design of the house is based mainly on the rules of local architecture with some changes. Especially the kitchen with its wood burning oven, playing a central role for a couple living in the countryside, both in their private and social life inspires the arrangement of spaces within the house

Wooden dwelling

The arrangement of spaces is centrally aligned. The ridge of the roof is projected thus creating a continuous skylight that crosses the linear volume of the house and provides light from above. The house with its dark wood materiality relates to the adjacent wooden barn, but with its own volumetric identity it moves away from it referencing the nearby 16th century church

Wooden dwelling

The exterior is completely defined by the oiled larch boards, with continuity between the facade and roof. The interiors which can be reached and accessed by the inhabitants are covered in oiled oak, while the roof structure is made of reinforced concrete. The material in which the volume is covered is a clear reference to the vernacular

Wooden dwelling

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