nest and cave house by idis turato
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nov 13, 2012
nest and cave house by idis turato


‘nest and cave house’ by idis turato

 

 

located in the hinterland of the opatija riviera in croatia, the ‘nest and cave house’ remains typologically and morphologically
true to the surrounding space as a whole, as it develops a ‘hidden’ side through the dialectics of domination over and subordination
to the landscape. not being structured solely by the slope onto which it is built (as it is the case with most villas in opatija),
the conception designed by croatian architect idis turato actively constructs the landscape and intertwines it by laying down the
ground floor on an upper object which hovers above as a displaced level. 

 

the dislocated upper section and its hypertrophic console express is altered with shadow and hidden openness, the quintessential
tension of a mediterranean house: the battle of the light and darkness. the home  becomes a reinterpretation of its heritage by
achieving a full form via projecting the object and opening the void in the facade, leaving behind an obscure volume to the living area.
through its fenestration facing away from the road and surrounding structures, the landscape penetrates and dictates the depth or
flatness of the interior, with a visually dominant white aluminum covered steel grid to invite the kvarner bay inside. with strict
geometric and sculptural attributes provide a necessary foundation for a future narrative

 

 


view from the street above the house
image © sandro lendler

 

 

 

 


aerial view
image © zelimir gržančić 

 

 


view from the swimming pool

 

 


under the console
image © ivan dorotić

 

 


panoramic view in front of the house
image © sandro lendler

 

 


console detail
image © ivan dorotić

 

 


night swimming
image © sandro lendler

 

 


living room interior
image © sandro lendler

 

 


entrance space interior
image © sandro lendler

 


entrance diagram
image © turato architecture

 


usage of the space
image © turato architecture

 

 

project information:

 

project: nest and cave house
author: idis turato, turato architecture, www.idisturato.com
collaborators: ana staničić, ida križaj, ivan arbanas (statics)
photographers: sandro lendler, ivan dorotić, zelimir gržančić
video: sandro lendler (video), ana stulina (editing), damir martinović mrle (music)
site area: 1771,0 m2
total layout surface area: 393,5 m2
project year: 2010

 

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