Olive House


project description

Tea Horvat & Radovan Šobat / Log-urbis

Robert Leš

Placed in the southwestern slope along the coast of Stara Novalja Bay, this house is almost impossible to see from the sea. An appropriate relation to the local environment, from the basic idea to the details, makes this family home unique.

Olive House is a house of duality. It is introverted externally, and extroverted internally. Inside the house, there is a glass atrium in which the olive tree grows. In the heart of the house, the boundary between the inner and outer spaces disappears. Materials that come from a local environment, such as stone and wood, dominate the space. They are subtly followed by metal and concrete details. There is a beautiful sea view throughout the house. Frequent play between light and shadow, as well as the change of seasons, make this place even more enjoyable.