IST – Family House
- Caroline Kurze
Located near Bratislava, IST – Family House is part of a new development in the village of Cunovo. Slovakian studio JRKVC designed the compact home with a triple-glazed wall on the north side, helping to fill the interior with light without being too overbearing. Architect Peter Jurkovic explains, “It seems strange to design a glazed wall on the north side, but it works here because it’s in the warmest part of Slovakia, with lots of sunny days.”
The house is supported by a timber frame. To make the construction process easier and more affordable, the external walls have structural insulated panels. The glazed wall was broken up into smaller panels so as not to require special skills or equipment for its assemblage.
All images © Peter Jurkovic