In the slovenian town of logatec, dekleva gregorič architects has completed a timber-clad dwelling that celebrates the role of the wood stove. named ‘chimney house’, the property is articulated around the stove’s prominent position, which in turn distributes the home’s other spaces. Externally, the building’s form and scale respond to the region’s vernacular architecture, as well as an adjacent 16th century church.
Clad with a dark wooden façade, the house — designed by dekleva gregorič architects — relates closely to the neighboring barn structures. However, its distinctive form associates more with the nearby church, establishing a curious dialogue between the two buildings. the ridge of the roof has been pushed apart to create a continuous skylight that runs throughout the residence, providing natural illumination.
Internally, the kitchen is organized around a multifunctional wood stove, which divides the living accommodation from the sleeping quarters. The building’s thick walls integrate multiple storage spaces as well as small inhabitable window niches that welcome light and views. Oiled oak has been used across the interior’s floors and walls, while the roof is made from board formed concrete, recalling the timber texture of the external façade.