A house for a smart family

Location: Krtina near Domžale, Slovenia
Client: private
Type: single family house

How a house can protect its inhabitants?

A house for a smart family

An IT genius and a linguist have had kid on the way and two more in a plan. They were looking for idea how to get the best out of the unlucky combination of visually poor neighbourhood, unfortunate orientation, traffic noise and legislative limitations.
Testing different versions, we have opted to for a long (24 meters; 78,7 foot) house. In a combination with a garage and storage house it forms an independent space.

Two story high living room, thru open staircase connects living quarters on the ground floor with kids’ rooms and master bedroom at the first floor.
Due to relatively big volume of the object, a special care was paid to minimize heat losses, to proper shading and consequently to the low energy consumption aspect of the building.