Orle House is a free-standing, two storey building situated on a hill above Trstenik village near Kranj. It is planned with open and expansive views towards the valley on the south and mountains on the north.
While the exterior and materials used on the house evoke the memory of traditional alpine barns in the region, the building itself implements contemporary techniques. The structure and the way in which living space interacts with outdoor space disclose the contemporary character of the dwelling.
The house is developed from the inside. Contained within, is a solid backbone in the form of a ’ thick wall’ formed from stairs, storage units and service areas requiring less natural light. The living areas attached to the spine can be adjusted according to climate conditions. Expanded in good weather and connected with adjoining outdoor areas, shaded but still allowing natural ventilation in hot summer months, closed with open views in cold weather or closed altogether in extreme weather or absence of occupancy.