Observation House in Bulgaria

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Observation House in Bulgaria

Residential Property Development Bulgaria – design by I/O architects

3 Jan 2017

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28 Jan 2016

Observation House

Design: I/O architects

Location: Northeast Bulgaria

The Observation House is located on a hill in the highest corner of a village amid an agricultural area in Northeast Bulgaria.

Observation House

The site of the project is distinguished both by its panoramic views and distant visibility.

Observation House in Bulgaria

Observation House Bulgaria

In order to strengthen them, a part of the program is located in the seemingly blind bastion-like volume and the living area is elevated high on it.

Observation House

This brings view completion up to 360 degree and privacy in the fully opened space above. The pitched roof connects geometrically the upper volume with the base and adds complexity in the interior space while the oversized eaves connect it to the little meadow around and exaggerate the hovering effect of the slim metal structure.

Observation House

Observation House

Observation House

Observation House

The proportion and the materiality of the solid base give it the appearance of an infrastructural object that define the edge of the village and conceal the ambitious program of the house.

Observation House

The only perforation leads to the cave like space of the entrance hall / garage. The materiality of the interior spaces is dominated by local species wood cladding, which balances the roughness of the entire structure and its surroundings.

Observation House

Observation House – Building Information

Design: I/O architects, Sofia, Bulgaria
Design team: Viara Jeliazkova (1970 Bulgaria); Georgi Katov (1974 Bulgaria); Stefan Apostolov (1983 Bulgaria)
Photographs: Assen Emilov
Location: Northeast Bulgaria
Project: 2012-13
Construction: 2013-15
Gross floor area: 980 sqm
Site area: 4640 sqm
Structural engineering: Boris Parvanov

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