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House K

"The concept of the house is inspired by the shape of a snail's shell, which involves a spiral twisting around its own axis, and as such all functional elements of the house follow each other and are built around a central atrium.", says 3LHD on House K.

By: 3LHD

Architecture-Page | House K by 3LHD
View of the house.

Project details

  • Project Name: House K
  • Location of Site: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Design Team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica, Zvonimir Marcic, Romana Ilic, Ivan Milonja, Ana Penavic
  • Project Type: Private housing
  • Client: Private
  • Site Area: 1110 m2
  • Built-up Area: 595 m2
  • Date of completion: December 2008

Words from the architect

Architecture-Page | House K by 3LHD
Garage with the hidden door.

A house maximally open and rising towards a vast green meadow and forest and a place for indulging in companionship, comfort, luxury and gratification.

Architecture-Page | House K by 3LHD
View of the house by night.

The concept of the house is inspired by the shape of a snail's shell, which involves a spiral twisting around its own axis, and as such all functional elements of the house follow each other and are built around a central atrium.

Architecture-Page | House K by 3LHD
View of the pool and the living room.

All facades and terraces are paneled with untreated teak boards. The use of wood paneling continues in the interior in response to the spiral progression, as well as to achieve an intimate and comfortable atmosphere. Therefore floors and, intermittently, walls are paneled with teak wood while ceilings and walls are primarily white. Black appears as an additional color accent on the walls, offering a means of directing one's gaze and movement.

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Roof terrace.

The concept of the house is inspired by the shape of a snail's shell, which involves a spiral twisting around its own axis, and as such all functional elements of the house follow each other and are built around a central atrium. The atrium was made in order to compensate for a lack of sunlight in the living-room area and enabled two-way lighting of certain rooms.

Architecture-Page | House K by 3LHD
Atrium.

The house is maximally open and rises two floors towards a vast green meadow and forest; towards the street the house is enclosed by a simple ground-floor facade with a hidden garage door.

Architecture-Page | House K by 3LHD
Kitchen and dining room.

Almost in opposition to the progression of a snail's home, we enter the K House through a modest and unnoticeable entrance situated at the edge of the southern facade. This is where the spiral movement around the atrium and through the half-levels begins; it ends in a big living room that opens towards the outdoor terrace and the forest.

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Living room.

Architecture-Page | House K by 3LHD
Party room.

Architecture-Page | House K by 3LHD
Party room.

Credits

  • Text: 3LHD
  • Photographs: Damir Fabijanic

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