Family villa in Dubrava

Family villa in Dubrava
Design: 2007
Completed: 2010
GFA: 400 m2
Building plot: about 2000 m2

A family villa located in the northern part of Zagreb, in Novoselec neighbourhood overlooking the students' city. The plot is last in the street, bordering with forest on east and north, slightly sloping and thus offering good view of the neighbourhood and the forest.
The Owner accepted the concept envisaging a large living area and openings oriented towards south and east, and bedrooms oriented towards the forest.
The ground floor is partly buried. It accommodates one apartment, a wine cellar and a garage.
A complete load-bearing structure (walls and panels) is reinforced concrete.
An interesting feature is a heating and cooling system based on concrete core activation using heat pumps, plastic piping in ceilings (cooling) and in concrete flooring layer (floor heating), which results in energy conservation of minimum 50% compared to usage of gas as fuel.