Located in Brzac, Bedrock House comprises two buildings embedded into a fold in the limestone hillside, which Turato Architects linked with exaggerated walls and misaligned overhanging roofs.
The layout divides the house into "private and public" zones, while prioritising views out to the Adriatic sea and complementing the topography of the hillside.
"Bedrock House was built on artist Richard Serra's work Shift and numerous drawings by the painter Oton Gliha, as well as the motifs of David Hockney and the principles of the architect Pierre Koenig" explained the Croatian architecture studio.
"The house also absorbs the natural context into which it is placed: the Mediterranean landscape, the topography of the ground, the unobstructed vista of the sea, and employs them as generators of a specific architecture."
The "public" volume, located on east side of the plot, has a large open-plan living and dining area that opens out onto a spacious patio and swimming pool.
Meanwhile two ensuite bedrooms occupy the more private building on the west, which has been slightly elevated and angled away from the poolside.
Both bedrooms have their own entrance on the north facing facade, which is windowless and designed to blend in with the neighbouring woods.
Bedrock House is made from concrete, steel and glass, and clad in travertine – a type of limestone designed to relate to the limestone rock within which the house is embedded.
The interiors are minimally furnished to cater for a flexible space, and is fitted out with a mix of classic, white furniture including Mies Van der Rohe loungers, Eames chairs, and Chesterfield sofas.
In 2015 his practice completed another house on the island of Krk, which is elevated above a tree canopy and features a swimming pool atop a big concrete plinth.
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