Contemporary House Integrating Trees In Its Modern Architecture: 2 Oaks House By OBIA
2 Oaks House was imagined as a home that would comprise both a contemporary comfort level and a stage for integrating the two existing oak trees on the property. The modern home ascents in a local location close Sofia, Bulgaria and spreads more than 475 square meters. Indoors and outdoors liquefy in an effortlessly adaptable condition associated by means of glass dividers and entryways. Ostrev Baylov Ignatov Architects (OBIA) explain the idea driving creating both a conscious situation and one that makes a focal theme concentrated around the oak trees: “The trees make a characteristic miniaturized scale atmosphere and capacity as a living component in the composition. The intonation in the design idea was defining the space around them. On one hand the house must be totally open towards the tree crowns and the yard and on the other was the want to accentuate on a certain shell or an envelope – express but light and breezy… , like a paper. Hence showed up the leading idea – taking the „paper subject” with the inherent property of folding.”
High energy-efficient and featuring indoor climate control, this house integrating trees induces the need for a U-shaped ground floor sheltering the living room, dining space and kitchen, all opening towards the yard. The master bedroom and two additional bedrooms upstairs, alongside a small office space make up the upper level hidden between the tree’s crown. And the details shared by the architects make it not only beautiful, but also eco-friendly: “The house has a full control building automation system allowing the user to manage from distance all parameters of the building systems as well as drawing statistics of the way the house and its energy is used over time.”
Would you exchange your current home for this one?