Local heritage: Holiday home in Croatia
Text: Peter Popp
In transforming a former agricultural structure into a holiday home, Proarh Architects have concentrated on purist use of the materials straw, wood, glass and stone.
Architects: PROARH, Zagreb
Location: Kumrovec, Croatia
An archaic-looking object attracts attention in the green, gently rolling landscape near the Croatian village of Kumrovec. What would seem a sharp-edged bale of straw at first glance turns out to be a carefully restored building on closer inspection. The transformation of the former agricultural structure into a holiday home has been effected by equally simple and precise means.
Taking cultural heritage into consideration, Proarh Architects have pursued an approach that retains the original shape of what had become a dilapidated building while making purist use of the materials straw, wood, glass and stone.
Site area: 3.865 m²
Gross floor area: 230 m²
Living space: 163 m²
Timber construction: R.T. Commercium d.o.o.