Carst (Kras in Slovene) is a region that has always fascinated me with its specific nature, diverse climate, stone architecture and – most of all – some special kind of tranquility, hard to describe, but easy to feel.

 

 

Therefore, when an opportunity arose to design a house there, I jumped on it.

Regardless, that I have been in the area on many occasions and that I have visited a site with the clients, I felt like I need to pay it another visit – alone – in order to fully immerse into the place.

That way this sketch & photo blog was created. No particular topic – just impressions…

Coming out of the road turn, out of nowhere, this typical Carst home appeared. Beautiful composition of stone buildings with slated roofs. Stone wall embraces the inner courtyard which is accessible via emphasized gate.

 

 

Hundred meters ahead – in the village – cute little church (the one on the photo of the blog title picture), all made by stone. I particularly liked the accompanying house which complements it.

 

 

Slated roof of the church.

 

 

Window on the accompanying house, shaded by a nearby palm tree – not typical for a region.

 

 

Other type of architecture. But by no means less impressive. A small vineyard – one of many in the region.

 

 

Wandering around the village, I found those door that have, no doubt, seen better days. But an stone arch shape – interestingly flat – and beautiful, worn out, wooden texture, attracted my attention.

 

 

House in the middle of the “Y” crossroad would get a full blast of a negative energy from the traffic, if it wouldn’t have been for this cute old walnut tree to protect her.

 

 

… and an apple tree – no special comment on that one. I just kind of like it 🙂

 

 

Hope to return soon…

Matej Gašperič

Architect