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Playfulness

- by Matej Gašperič

An email to my clients:

Dear …

During yesterday’s phone call, you mentioned having second thoughts about the ramp toward the kid’s room. It might have been that it was just a non-important remark from your side. Never the less, I have to admit it touched me. Thinking about it, kept me awake this night and I feel the need to share some thoughts about the topic.

A House for Free Spirits-DingDong-2
An indoor Ding Dong swing (by Kaaita) inevitable brings out the kid in us :D

We have had discussed that ramp for quite some times now. First on the sketches, during the conceptual planning, latter on the blueprints and scale models.

I am well aware, it is not an element, you might be usually able to find inside the house. It is an ambiental and functional element that…

 
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A house for big living

- by Matej Gašperič

“When I met the clients – a young couple with three little girls – I was overwhelmed by the deep connection between them. What would then be more logical than, to instead of designing them a classical multi separate-rooms’ house, rather make them a functionally interconnected, monospaced volume. A playfull space that, on every step encourages creativity. An open space where each family member could interact with other. A space that is complemented with small niches that, when needed, provide intimacy to its occupants. A spacious but highly rationalized space that, rather than betting on a big volume, counts on expanding outdoor into the beautiful nature that surrounds the house.
House itself is laid gently across two gentle hill slopes. Main terrace oriented toward the south and the sun extends the dinning room and connects it with the outdoor kitchen while living room is extended thru the full wall…

 
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