Harmonica House is an in-depth reflection on modern and technologically precise living in the midst of the richness of unspoiled nature. It is designed as two symmetrical houses connected by a glass intermediate that works as a common living room and a kitchen that connects with the private, sleeping parts of the house.
The living room is open, glazed, transparent, while the private parts of the house are closed, introvert, darkened. The volatility of the rotated volumes is a result of the desire to make the most of the location. We were looking to capture the most beautiful views of the Krka river valley. They are quite spectacular, because the house is located on the top of the Gorjanci hill. The vineyards have an open views of Kostanjevica town, laying in the Krka river valley.
Only the living parts of the house sit on the garden level, while the garage, basement and other services are below the garden level. This makes the house better fit into the small structure of the village settlement.
The house is based on a concrete basement, dug into the ground from two sides. Wooden beams form the main bearing structure that sits on top of the concrete base. The outer walls are well insulated and wrapped into an outer continuous surface from dark grey tiles. All glass surfaces are shaded to prevent overheating. The house has low energy consumption despite its large usable surface and glass roof.