At the beginning of the draft weekend house were two requirements of the investor – have a “cottage somewhere in beautiful surroundings” (preferably somewhere in the mountains in central Slovakia) and “should be one log house – cottage”. As the investor, the office during the week staying in Bratislava and the media has Puchov house with large land, we have proposed the possibility to build a weekend house “home”.
The family of the investor will not have a weekend rush hour and move anywhere they can go to the cottage after the arrival of work “in slippers.” With this design “wooden houses” it was difficult, but ultimately architectural concept together with the wooden structure in the overall action of the wooden interior convince investors that “timber” can have multiple (and present) form.
The house offers on the ground floor entrance patch (covered patio) with outdoor grill, wellness area (with sauna and hottub), living area, dining room and 2 bedrooms upstairs. Dom is implemented in low-energy standard, the main source of heat are ceramic tiles with the additional possibility of electrical heating.
Project name: Weekend House (low-energy standard)
Location: Nosice, Slovakia
Program: Weekend House, Single-family detached home
Footprint area: 130 sqm
Construction Year: 2010
Completion Year: 2011
Client / Owner / Developer: Private person
Architects: Pokorny Architekti
Cooperation: Šmilňáková Mary, Martin abundance
Interior Designer: Paul Pokorny, Mary Šmilňáková
HIP: John Lukac, John Rendoš, B52 studio Ltd.
Implementation: Bau3mex and Ford Ltd.
Text Description: © Courtesy of Pokorny Architekti
Images: © Dano Veselsky