Popovica, Fruška Gora, Serbia
120 m2 gross
Ilja Mikitišin, Igor Mikitišin
Residential family house, which is the subject of reconstruction and extension, is located at Fruška Gora Mountain near Novi Sad. The old house was built in 1978 and as an interesting feature we must point out a fully buried wine cellar in part of the basement area. The project of the house on Popovica dealt with the old and always current topic of mimicry in architecture. Everything about this project is about framing and staying in the outdoor space.
The Environment is key and the main idea was to capture a moment of that experience when you are in outside space. Therefore, the whole plot is designed in coherence which are facing each other in different relationships: house, wine yard, summer kitchen, orchard, pool, garden, landscape, trees, cityscape, vegetation and greenery. The natural, close-fitting materials of stone and solid wood in contrast with emphasized cubic light-colored forms, blend harmoniously into the landscape and sloping terrain of the plot.
The purpose of extension and reconstruction of the existing residential house is to form one residential unit in two levels (duplex), to ensure better functionality and utilization of the existing space in the basement and ground floor., what was achieved with extension of the internal staircase that connects the basement and the ground floor, while completely maintaining the position of the wine cellar whilst reorganizing living room, bathroom and one into two bedrooms.