sadar + vuga extends historic 'kings house' in slovenia with glass pavilion
 

sadar + vuga extends historic 'kings house' in slovenia with glass pavilion

slovenian architecture practice, sadar + vuga, has completed a renovation of ‘kings house’, a resort hotel originally opened in 1937 in the vacation town of bled, yugoslavia (now slovenia). the rustic mansion is both a clubhouse and small hotel within the prestigious golf course. the renovation includes the addition of a new glass pavilion which contrasts with the original rustic architecture.

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all images by miran kambič

 

 

the original mansion was built according to the plans of architect franc kuglič. the tripartite division on the stone base, the dynamic ground floor, and a mighty roof gave this building a status of the main building at the golf course. over time, additions took away some of the architectural and spatial qualities of the building. sadar + vuga’s renovation seeks to refocus the architectural language of the historically rich site.

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the heavy, existing roof extends into the lattice roof of the glass pavilion

 

 

the renovation exposes the home’s concrete vaulting, rich stucco and frescoes. the original structure serves as the framework within which various rich and distinct environments have been created. the ground floor holds the reception and the amenities for the players, while the first floor houses social areas, a bar, and an open kitchen. a restaurant has also been placed in the western pavilion. ten hotel rooms have been positioned in the roof of the hotel.

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the renovation exposes the home’s concrete vaulting, rich stuccos, and frescoes

 

 

the building is complemented by the landscape design. the clubhouse and its surroundings are integrated into the golf complex by spacious terraces, balconies and functional outdoor areas, overlooking the golf course and the alps. 

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the building and its exterior are carefully integrated into the golf complex 

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the clubhouse is furnished with a mix of classic, contemporary and traditional styles

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chosen vintage elements were carefully combined with custom-made pieces and contemporary furniture

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the building is designed as a mix of different atmospheres

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a new restaurant, bar and wine room have been added to the clubhouse

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the site is one of the most prestigious golfing resorts in slovenia

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floor plan / level 0
image courtesy of sadar + vuga

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floor plan / level +1
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cross-section
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elevation 
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