These vacation houses are designed in order to achieve new values in accordance with todays lifestyle.
Architect: SODAarhitekti Location: Tri žala . Korčula Island . Croatia Year: 2017 Collaborator: Maša Medoš Team: Mihaela Goluža . Jure Čudina Photography: Davor Radman (dron), Marko Mihaljević
From the architect: The steep and narrow plot with relatively small area and northern slope lead to architectural solutions creating a pleasant living environment. The design meets the original value of local architectural heritage such as simplicity, functionality and appropriate human scale. The buildings are designed in order to achieve new values in accordance with today's lifestyle.
One of the goals was setting the appropriate human scale, building proportions and size. In such a steep terrain the objective was to make the building the part of the landscape. It is designed as a half-buried building in simple, small volumes that are interconnected in such a way to realize the rich spatial relationships between inner and outer space.
Given all of the above, flat roofs are elements that allow maximum use of the outdoor space and outdoor living, which is an important feature of using traditional Mediterranean architecture. The whole plot is contemplated as an integral structure consisting of spaces of different character. Suitable local climate provides a splendid growth of Mediterranean plants, which is a very important factor in the local region. The outer edges of the building are designed with pots with Mediterranean plants.