03 Suburban House
Tension or relaxation? Public or private? Urban or suburban? The task of creating new living spaces on the outskirts of the city is to somehow synthesize all these apparent opposites - not to choose between them, but to rise a little above all of them to create a new cocktail of the known and the unknown, the everyday and the unusual. This project solves the dilemma of “moving or improving”, turning a modest suburban home into a modern flexible courtyard home. The site is located in the plain suburb of Tetovo, a village called Xhepçishtë. With their family outgrowing, our clients wanted a country kitchen, separate but still connected to the living area. So we planned a very functional solution for the entire house. The basement is intended for garage and utility, while the ground floor has an integrated kitchen, dining and living room so one could easily perceive its fluidity at the first glance, also on the same floor is planned a terrace, bathroom and a second living room for guests. Thus, on the second floor appears the sleeping area. There is a master bedroom with an integrated master bathroom on it, three other bedrooms and a bathroom and two balconies.