Collection by Allie Weiss

Crazy Cool Loft Space Surrounded by Rope Walls


The Karst region in Slovenia is known for its limestone plateau, filled with picturesque caves and sinkholes. Riffing on the local vernacular—lots of small, stone houses—Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti developed this modern interpretation for a family, complete with a bold, rope-lined sleeping loft.

Resembling its neighbors, the pitched form of the Compact Karst House is made of a mixture of local limestone and...
The kitchen, living area, and bathroom are located on the ground floor.
Given the spatial constraints, the staircase leading to the upstairs loft needed to be a short and steep.
The interior dry walls are made of layered spruce plywood panels, rubbed with transparent oil. The ceiling is concrete.
The upper level contains the master bedroom and the kids' room.
Steel rods surround the staircase. A MayDay lamp by Konstanting Grcic for Flos is affixed to the rope wall.
Each bedroom is designed to replicated a mini house, and follows the roof's pitch. A skylight lets in light.
The kitchen uses laminated chipboard for the countertop and cabinets, and the same plywood used throughout the house...