Slovene architecture

House bale bale

Real Engineering / 2020

The house is located in the village of Kuželj in the Kolpa Valley. In Kostel dialect, bale, bale means “come, come.” The house thus invites us into the comfort of the surrounding nature. It is built in a modern way, but with great respect for the local cultural and architectural heritage. The roof is made of three-layer larch wood shingles and the facade is ventilated with vertical larch wooden slats. The building hovers on a stone base made of Hotavlje marble. An open central space of 7.5 m in height offers a beautiful view of the mountain called Kuželjska stena. The main element of this space is the black fireplace. Solid oak was used as the base material throughout the house. The dining table, chairs and the coffee table reveal the precise workmanship of carpenters, emphasizing the strength and power of the oak. House is located in Kočevska region.

Object information

Construction year
Object size
85 m2
Area size
980 m2
ZVKDS, OE Ljubljana

Technical team

Grega Tramte, Rok Klanjšček, Real Engineering
Interior designers
Nena Grmovšek, Nik Grmovšek, Fiera d.o.o.
Landscape architects
Trend vrtovi – Goran Muller s.p.
Nik Grmovšek
Mechanical engineers
Enplan d.o.o.
Electrical engineers
Enplan d.o.o.
Construction engineers
Most d.o.o.

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor
Grgorinič d.o.o.
Marmor Hotavlje d.o.o., Mozaik d.o.o.
Construction work
Mali plan, Matej Resnik s.p.
Grgorinič d.o.o.
Grgorinič d.o.o.
Skodlarstvo Koželj d.o.o.
Windows, doors
Togras gradbeništvo d.o.o.
Maramo – svet parketa d.o.o., Vistra d.o.o.
Mizarstvo Meznarič d.o.o.
Intra Lighting d.o.o., Strle svetila d.o.o.
Trend vrtovi – Goran Muller s.p.