Spatial Involvement


2011

Four Island Houses

Located in the north Dalmatian part of the Adriatic Sea, on the Island of Molat an old settlement of same name is positioned. The context of traditional stone architecture and stone dry walls which serve as property borders in Dalmatia can directly be found on the site.

The site includes a valuable fertile piece of land in predominantly rocky landscape, and is directly on the border with the old settlement. The idea was to position the demanded four houses on the rocky slope towards the settlement and to protect the existing natural quality of the site while respecting the existing form of the settlement. Olive trees on the site were maximally protected to retain the existing environmental quality.

The planned four houses are carefully positioned between the existing dry walls and are comprised out of two parts; a street volume and a low garden base with atrium. The street volume rises above, forms a street front and contains sleeping rooms, while the garden base lays below and includes the living spaces.

Though generally similar, the houses are individually adapted to fit the topography of the site. The project attempts to respond to the existing Mediterranean context while at the same time answering to contemporary spatial demands.


Four Island Houses
Four Island Houses
Four Island Houses