from the outside
architect, OK Plan architekt
What was the basic design idea behind the project?
“The plot has great potential for energy, and we tried to incorporate it into the house. The investor gave us great freedom with the design. He relied on our judgment, as we’d worked with him on several projects before. We wanted to achieve interesting views from the house and concurrently have its mass minimally interfere with the surroundings. It’s situated below the slope’s horizon, so the inhabitants enjoy an unbroken view of the panorama of the valley. The house should provide its inhabitants a connection with its natural surroundings and a sense of freedom, so after getting home from work a person could completely relax without interruption. The investor set a certain construction program that we followed, but in the end he left a lot up to us. He also told us his financial limits, and we were careful not to exceed them when designing the house, including the interior. As per his wishes, the interior design contains unusual furniture, supplemented by stock chairs and couches.”