His clients asked architect Matej Gasperic of Biro Gasperic to design a sustainable and affordable house for their young family. The compact size of the design contributes to both goals. Two bedrooms are provided in 100 m2 (1,076 ft2). The floors and walls were prefabricated in a factory, allowing strict quality control over the construction process and ensuring that the clients’ energy efficiency goals were met while also minimizing waste. Using the prefabricated panels, the shell of the house was assembled in just a few days.
The classic gabled house form fits in well with its neighbors in the countryside of Slovenia, however the details are distinctly contemporary. The window placement appears somewhat random yet there is an overall balance to each facade. The window choices were determined in large part by functional needs, with windows at eye-level providing views while seated at a desk or lying in the bathtub. Wooden louvers over the bathroom window allow bathers to enjoy the view while maintaining privacy.
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