House in a house

Located in a stabilized area of detached houses and garden plots, Plural designed a single-family house divided into two concentric parts, providing intimacy and isolation.

Plural, House in a House, Bernolákovo, Slovakia, 2016
The family house is located in a stabilized area of detached houses and garden plots. Set back from the street, it has the same position as a former garden house. This provides a certain intimity and isolation.
Plural, House in a House, Bernolákovo, Slovakia, 2016
Plural, House in a House, Bernolákovo, Slovakia, 2016
The central situation of the house splits the plot into the front and rear garden. While the front garden is concieved as lush, informal vegetation, the rear garden hidden behind the house has a more functional character.
Plural, House in a House, Bernolákovo, Slovakia, 2016
Plural, House in a House, Bernolákovo, Slovakia, 2016
The house itself is divided into two concentric parts – the inner and the outer. The inner part is comprised of basic dwelling components and laid out on a Palladian 3x3 grid with a vertically accented dining room in its centre.
Plural, House in a House, Bernolákovo, Slovakia, 2016
Plural, House in a House, Bernolákovo, Slovakia, 2016
The outer part consists of the additional programme – patios of different size and proportion, garage, pool and storages. It forms an in–between space, neither a house, nor a garden. It serves as a mediator between both of them.

House in a House, Bernolákovo, Slovakia
Program:  single-family house
Architect:  Plural
Landscape:  Labak
Structural engineer:  Geostat, Samuel Šimonovič
Area:  174 sqm
Completion:  2016

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