House MJ is a single family house located on the outskirts of the town of Novo Mesto. The dwelling is nestled in a once undeveloped patch of meadow, overlooking the town and surrounded by lush forests.

Architecture: kombinat.
Tomaž Čeligoj, Ana Grk, Blaž Kandus, Alenka Korenjak, Tina Rugelj, Tjaša Mavrič
Structural engineering: Proding Inženiring d.o.o., Projektivni biro Osterman
mechanical engineering: Arctur projektiva d.o.o.
Electrical engineering: Elektro instalacije Čeligoj, s.p.
Client: private
location: Novo mesto, Slovenia
Plot area: 1.495,00 m²
Floor area: 247,11 m²
Project: 2009/10
Construction: 2011/12
Photo: Matjaž Tančič, Klemen Ilovar and Janez Marolt

House MJ, Slovenia by Kombinat d.o.o - Sheet4
©Matjaž Tančič, Klemen Ilovar and Janez Marolt

The house is strategically positioned on a slope, elevated from the road to provide privacy and an unobstructed view of the surrounding area. The northwest orientation of the house is thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of the beautiful views and configuration of the plot.

The interior of the house is organized without corridors, allowing for a seamless transition between the various living spaces. The rooms can be accessed from the shifted landing, which is an integral part of the living area. The split-level design of the house enables it to adapt to the terrain while effectively separating the living and sleeping areas. The roof’s distinctive shape ensures that the morning sun from the southeast penetrates the entrance, bathroom, and living room, providing an abundance of natural light throughout the day.

House MJ, Slovenia by Kombinat d.o.o - Sheet7
©Matjaž Tančič, Klemen Ilovar and Janez Marolt
House MJ, Slovenia by Kombinat d.o.o - Sheet9
©Matjaž Tančič, Klemen Ilovar and Janez Marolt

Constructed with prefabricated timber frame and clad in larch wood, House MJ exudes a warm and inviting ambiance. The garage, which is detached from the main house, features a carport and is designed to be dug into the slope to preserve the unobstructed views from the house. The wooden formwork on the exposed concrete of the garage establishes a captivating dialogue with the main house, enhancing the overall visual appeal of the property.



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