Glasshouse in the countryside

Architect: KAGER HOUSE

With this unique glasshouse we present another dimension of our creativity – how to connect glass-wooden construction with the construction of houses in rural areas and to preserve its architectural heritage. This beauty is located in Slovenske gorice, not far from a town called Ptuj, and offers beautiful views over the hilly area around it.

On the site of today’s VITA NOVA house has already few years ago stood farmhouse flanked by the outbuilding and stables. When today’s owners knew this location, they immediately realized that they it’s offering something that Maribor and Ptuj cannot give. Rural life in the hilly region offers them grazing animals, they have wanted for so long. At the same time, a quiet life, far from the urban hustle and bustle of normal business obligations. And countless mornings and sunny days, when the city of Ptuj has been drowning in the fog.

"Although the owners don’t need the attic, it is equipped with two large bedrooms for guests or for their grandchildren, who love to spend a day or two on this beautiful place."

When we developed the concept of this glasshouse, we needed to consider that it has to complement the outbuilding on the property, and in particularly take into account the architectural heritage of rural family house in this area. The classical elongated floor plan and saddle roof with a steep slope was supplemented with grafted roof of the same type and slope and cover part of the house and the roof for the cars. Brick red color of tiles is aligned with the roofs of other buildings on the plot. Transparent glass surfaces on the foreheads of the house are shaded with stripes of impregnated pine wood, which are also carried out on the walls of a shelter for the cars.

House from the basic wooden construction and diffusion-opened materials is complemented with pine wood windows, balcony and sliding doors, with triple glazing, which enriches the house in its appearance and energetic sense. On the comfort and thermal stability also influence external venetian-blinds, which allow partial shading and protection from direct sunlight.


LIVING AREA: 163,18 m2
BUILT-UP AREA: 12,56 m x 7,56 m + 4,56 m x 3,8 m
KNEE WALL: 130 cm
ROOF SHAPE: Gable roof