Photographer Ana Kostic spent one week at The Kopaonik Mountain Home recording appearance of the building through changing weather conditions
The Mountain Home at Kopaonik ski resource in Serbia, by 4of7 Architecture, is erected on the small plot sandwiched in-between two other buildings. Interestingly, two adjacent homes were designed and constructed independently but almost concurrently, with comparable budgets and according to similar requirements of their users.
The proximity of neighboring buildings is contrasted by the presence of the vast and empty space on the western edge of the plot. In response, the building is entirely oriented toward the clearance. Its form is defined by the roof which provides for a shield from the neighbors and frames far reaching view across the slopes of the hilly landscape.
The design intent was to create a house without external walls in reference to traditional mountain home typology of the region whereby the dominant portion of the building’s envelope belongs to the roof rather than the walls. A family of possible solutions has been studied to determine the optimal envelope which consists solely of the roof surface with the aperture in the form of the glass facade protected with timber louvers.
The building is split into two identical but mirrored halves, belonging to two separate units organized vertically across three levels. A massive wall positioned centrally in the interior provides for lateral stability of the entire timber structure. Another prominent feature of the house is the communal terrace conceived as a front platform resting on two oversize girders cantilevering above the landscape.
More about the project http://4ofseven.com/75/