Slovenian holiday home by Prima features glass, larch and aluminium walls
Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger

Slovenian holiday home by Prima features glass, larch and aluminium walls

A pair of gabled blocks nestle into a snow-covered slope in a Slovenian ski resort to form this holiday home by Ljubljana studio Prima.

Architects Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger designed the 180-square-metre holiday home for spot on the outskirts Kranjska Gora, an Alpine resort around an hour's drive from the capital.

Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger

To fit the residence to the sloping terrain, the architects created a pair of gabled blocks joined by a flat canopy.

Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger

The larger of the two blocks forms a three-storey house, while the smaller provides a garage. Both are clad in both slender slats of larch and panels of dark aluminium. Large windows puncture the facades, offerings scenic views.

Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger

"The approach to the project was defined by steep terrain and by the magnificent views that the site offered," said the architects.

"The adaptation to the terrain was achieved with a simple composition of two similar volumes and the space in between that together form the whole and still maintain the small scale of surrounding objects."

Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger

"The design follows those two main characteristics, firstly through positioning and secondly by opening of the living quarters towards the south with large glass walls and with exits on both sides of the house," they added.

Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger

Designed for a family of five, the house contains three bedrooms – one in the basement, and two on the first floor. The master suite features a large window framing the Julian Alps.

Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger

An open-planned lounge and dining area is spread across ground level.

Here, a heated wooden bench runs along a seven-metre-long glass wall, providing a spot to sit and admire the view. The bench is positioned at a height that ensures the roofs of neighbouring blocks are out of view.

Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger

OFIS Arhitekti recently completed another Alpine cabin in Slovenia, a tiny aluminium-clad volume that perches on the edge of a treacherous mountainside to offer climbers refuge.

Photography is by Matevž Paternoster

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Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger
Basement floor plan
Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger
Ground floor plan
Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger
First floor plan
Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger
Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger
Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger
Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger
Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger
Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger
Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger
Vacation home in Kranjska Gora by Jernej Prijon and Vid Razinger