Croatian Country House

Located in the mountainous region of Gorski Kotar, the genesis of this house by Croatian architect Tomislav Soldo might have a somewhat peculiar narrative. Initially, before everything else, there was a walnut tree that provided a perfectly natural shading and represented the first outdoor residing space. Over time, a terrace has been gradually shaped around the tree and eventually the idea of building the residence has emerged. The sloped terrain with its panoramic view overlooking the nearby forest and mountainscape, together with the position of the existing terrace, have been the only determining elements in the process of designing this project.  (Photos © Jure Živković)

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