The north wall of the IST home functions as a cut-away, offering a peek inside an efficient yet cozy dwelling. Architect Peter Jurkovič built the home for a woman who had sold her flat in the big city of Bratislava and wanted something that reminded her of the village life of her childhood. Tagged: Exterior, House, Glass Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Cabin Building Type, and Gable RoofLine.  Photo 1 of 8 in Small Country Home with Dramatic See-Through Wall
The garden-facing "ganok," an under-roof porch, connects the home with the outdoors. A key part of traditional homes, according to Jurkovič, the ganok gives these narrow buildings on small plots of land more outdoor space.  Photo 3 of 8 in Small Country Home with Dramatic See-Through Wall
Built by a crew of three, the home makes a virtue out of being unfussy and straightforward. The north-facing glass wall under the gable, with a triple-glazed facade, doesn't require shading or insulation. The quick-to-build structure—which consists of just structural insulated panels (SIB) made from OSB panels with a foam core, and a concrete floor that retains heat—doesn't include any complicated systems or require much maintenance. Tagged: Exterior, Metal Siding Material, Cabin Building Type, Glass Siding Material, House, and Gable RoofLine.  Photo 2 of 8 in Small Country Home with Dramatic See-Through Wall
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