MJ House is a project completed by Kombinat, a design studio in Slovenia. The house is located around Novo Mesto, surrounded by lush greenery. A private retreat, near the woods is exactly what most of us need. Let’s admit it, there’s nothing more pleasant than recharging your batteries, after a hectic schedule at work in the intimacy of your home! The feeling of freedom is enhanced by the amazing emerald-like woods, that complete the serene site. The architects used wood as main material in defining the house, to blend with the landscape.
The client requested a spacious-bright home, with wide windows and a good light penetration, due to the fact that here, the mid-mornings sunshines are simply spectacular. The interior is very fluid and there are no corridors. The living area is devided in two halves: the living room and the bedrooms. The house made of wood inspires a deep coziness. An interesting sliding white puzzle furniture, which basically offers a playful approach towards the place, adorns the living area. The modular house is wrapped in vertical strips of larch. Quite unusual, the garage is almost dug in the ground. Made entirely of concrete, it opens towards the driveway. The house adapts to the natural landscape. How do you feel about this modular house?
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic