Vinarje Renovation


Project: Renovation of a dynamic house
Location: Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia
Client: Private
Year: 2016
Area: 250 sqm
Authors: BAAM architects
Typology: Single-family house, interior renovation
Photo/Viz: BAAM arhitekti


The house in its original state did not have right angles, equal room heights, or coordinated structural elements. The interior design initially focused on reducing design complexity, driven by a desire for a rich palette of materials and textures.

By choosing materials and colors in dark shades, toned and natural wood, we calmed the color palette. We adopted an unconventional approach where we even emphasized some oddities. For example, an irregular roof break becomes a slit for room lighting. The dynamic ceiling and floors are separated by shades of black and dark materials, creating a strong divide between the upper and lower parts of the space.

Typically, interior design stems from a neat and clean floor plan, but in this case, we decided to preserve some "irregularities". With this, we created interesting microenvironments. We incorporated perforated walls with indirect light into these microenvironments, creating a different experience when moving from one space to another.

The renovation of the Vinarje house offers a walk through several environments that are different in themselves. They are connected by transitional spaces with perforated walls, which weave their story into a whole.