The family house is located in a stabilized area of detached houses and garden plots. Set back from the street,
House in a House
: Bernolákovo, Slovakia
: Martin Jančok, Michal Janák
: GEOSTAT – Samuel Šimonovič
Custom interior objects design
: Ľubica Segečová
: inner house – 174 sqm; outer house – 137 sqm
: Daniela Dostálková
The family house is located in a stabilized area of detached houses and garden plots. Set back from the street, it has the same position as a former garden house. This provides certain intimacy and isolation. The central location of the house splits the plot into the front and rear garden. While the front garden is conceived as lush, informal vegetation, the rear garden hidden behind the house has a more functional character.
The house itself is divided into two concentric parts – the inner and the outer. The inner part is comprised of basic dwelling components and laid out on a Palladian 3×3 grid with a vertically accentuated dining room in its centre. The outer part consists of additional functions – patios of different size and proportion, garage, pool and storage. It forms an in‑between space, neither a house, nor a garden. It serves as a mediator between both of them.