On a difficult plot in the residential district of Kramare, Bratislava, we created a compact urban villa for an Icelandic investor. What seemed to be a rather complicated plot at first sight, represented a challenge for us. In fact, its sloping terrain was a clue to design the inner disposition of the house. A nontraditional location of the main living floor reaching up to the second floor gave rise to the generous living space including a living room, kitchen and a study room overlooking the Slovak city centre. The bedrooms, on the contrary, are in contact with the garden on the ground floor, providing the residents of the house with a perfect intimacy and protection from the undesirable neighbourers’ and onlookers’ peeks. Each floor is equipped with terraces abounding in intensive greenery as a result of which the extent of the garden below more than doubles. Thanks to the compact shape of the villa and its perfect orientation with regards to the cardinal points, we managed to come up with really acceptable operating expenses.
Client: private person
Location: Bratislava-Kramare, Slovakia
Size: 203 m2
Status: architectural study