In this article, we give a preview of the novel summer house architecture that hails from Serbian architects. Buildings (as well as interiors and exteriors) are made from various materials including wood. In case you need final and semi-final wood products and multi-layer parquet do not hesitate to contact us.
STEEL & GLASS SUMMERHOUSE ON THE SLOPES OF AVALA MOUNTAIN
A peculiar summerhouse stands on the slopes of Avala Mountain, not so far from Belgrade. It is designed by studio TEN- Nemanja Zimonić and Ognjen Krašna. Lightweight steel and glass are used as a construction material. The house is open and changeable and provides an opportunity for relaxation in the beautiful natural environment. This is done through the system of movable panels and awnings which provide the house to change its purpose, shape, and appearance. Through a couple of transformations, the user has full power to control the light, openness, and ventilation of the space.
The construction of the building consists of a steel skeletal frame 3.3 × 3.3 meters, a profile of 80 mm which is carried on 3 basis points made of concrete. This house is created for nature lovers and travelers that want to escape the city bustle.
HOTEL ON THE OLD MOUNTAIN
A brand new hotel will stand on the slopes of Stara Planina (Serb. Old Mountain) in Serbia. The building will be segmented into smaller units in order to appear more human and more reminiscent of a group of smaller objects. These segments draw inspiration from the patterns on Pirot carpets (Pirotski cilim), which are derived from the Serbian folk tradition, and included in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural assets since 2012. This hotel will contain a garage, a restaurant with a capacity of 120 seats with a spacious terrace, a meeting room, a spa center with an indoor pool, and other facilities.
The construction material vary in range from steel and glass to wood.
FAMILY SUMMERHOUSE ON KOSMAJ MOUNTAIN
The family summer house is located in the area of the village Koraćica on the southern slopes of the mountain Kosmaj at an altitude of about 360 meters.
At the same location, there was an old family house that served as inspiration to the architect Dejan Todorovic.
The building of 150 square meters consists of a ground floor with a living room, dining room, and kitchen, and the first floor with two bedrooms and a bathroom. The interior is dominated by wooden surfaces which are contrasted with black and anthracite gray elements such as beehives, stairs, lighting, kitchen, and an effective hanging fireplace.
SERBIAN MODERN CHALET
In the close proximity of the popular tourist mountain resort Divčibare, on the slopes of the mountain Maljen in western Serbia, a young architectural duo Tijana and Andrej Mitrovic have built their own summer house, the design of which was inspired by the model of Serbian traditional chalets ( ‘ brvnara’ in Serbian).
The authors acknowledged the characteristics of vernacular architecture building blocks, adapted and put to good use some of them such as geometric structure, contact with the ground, materialization, the porch, etc. The proportion of the house is fully harmonized with the natural environment of pine vegetation and undergrowth, while its geometric shapes stem from their contextual aspects, such as mountain conditions and steep rocky terrain, as well as the transformation of traditional mountain chalets. Through the duality of the house, the architects have deftly combined traditional and modern aesthetic expression.
Applying white ceramic tile on the main volume of the house seems to have made an overwhelming impression of dematerialization, which emphasizes its shape and makes it somewhat abstract in relation to the rural environment. In the white half of the house near the living room, there is a kitchen with the dining room. This space with huge window panes, which provide splendid views of the surroundings, is intended for both socializing and contemplation.
One part of the chalet is in black color where there is an entrance with a porch overlooking the white part in such a way that it forms an open bedroom area on the first floor, where the roof slopes used as storage are. Architects draw inspiration in vernacular architecture using traditional timber and woodwork i.e. shingles for black facade layer on one half of the house, highlighting the duality and contextualization of this house.
A small chalet exemplifies the design approach of new generation architects in Serbia, which is research-informed forms in line with appropriate criteria and standards and bearing in mind the principles of traditional heritage through a variety of ways for a reinterpretation of traditional architectural motifs.
GEOMETRICAL SUMMERHOUSE IN ALIBUNAR
This peculiar summerhouse in Alibunar (Serbia) is designed by Modelart architects. The geometry of the summerhouse is inspired by a traditional Vojvodina house, placed longitudinally in relation to the street (across, that is, the German house), which is achieved through the “openness” of the house to the yard.
The idea was to connect the house with a yard into one harmonious and inseparable whole, which was achieved by a 9-meter-long portal that dominates the southern courtyard side of the house. By opening the glass portal, the living room is extended to the terrace area, and in this way good sunbathing of the interior of the house is enabled, as well as the view towards the yard.
The façade is made of black brick in combination with the dark tile as a roof covering which together provide a monolithic look, partially broken by yellow details and glass surfaces. Bricks are reflective and provide different effects during the day, depending on the light and the angle of view.
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