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Housing Perovo

Kamnik, Slovenia
1 of 24Miran Kambič

The houses on Perovo stand on an exposed location with an exceptional view of the Kamniško-Savinjske Alps in the background. However the view is not the only characteristic of this location, as the houses represent a dominant feature of the valley when viewed from below. It was necessary to design and create a quality living environment for the future residents within the existing low quality master plan. A systematic design approach was chosen to arrange a set of twin houses as well as set of individual houses in order to achieve a rather homogeneous neighborhood.

Relatively high volumes are structured with a simple architectural approach: the ground floor is designed to acts a “pedestal” of the house, supporting two smaller volumes with steep scallion roofs. Therefore the smaller upper volumes, continuing the wooden facade cladding, contribute an important effect to the look and the ambience of the settlement as a whole. With relatively dense housing, it is important to maintain a basic level of privacy of the gardens. The wooden garden terraces linked to the living rooms are orientated so that the residents of the twin housing units do not disturb each other while spending their afternoons outside.

Trend award 2011

Golden Pencil 2011

Nomination for European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture: Mies van der Rohe Award 2013