House Zajec is designed as a home for a young family, in which the living rooms on the ground floor are oriented to the west, while the bedrooms are upstairs. The basement, designed as a space for relaxation, is made as a common reinforced concrete structure, and the ground floor and first floor as a wooden platform structure. The plot is mostly flat, located in the area of the Nature Park “Medvednica”, with a view to the west, which reaches far across the field. The wooden facade differs from the surrounding houses in its shape and choice of materials. The roof has an unusual shape, and thanks to the appropriate slope and materialization, there is no danger of accumulating snow and rain. Straw, as a highly insulating natural building material, was collected by baling in their own fields and in colaboration with the locals. This house made of wood and straw is a great example of thoughtful architecture, which is in harmony with the environment.
Single family house made of wood and straw