project 17


This is a reconstruction and enlargement of an existing building in Gabrovo mountain region, once being the school of the village. The existing house looks more as an urban building than a traditional Bulgarian village house.

The transition of this urban style to the mountain is not typical for the region. The house is preserved to the highest degree and additional volume is added. In contrast with the traditional style, a contemporary approach is used. The accent in the new solution is a categorical element – a new “box” at the second level over the entrance, representing a sitting place with a great view overlooking the mountain.