RENOVATION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF VILLA SV. ROK, LOVRAN
CLIENT: SERGEJ SERGEJEVIČ RODIONOV, LOVRAN
SURFACE: ca 800 m2
PURPOSE: Residential – villa
Project initiation: 2005
A two-storey villa, the last building on the way to Medveja and Pula, was constructed in a very narrow area of steep terrain between the sea and the road, and is unusual due to its location plan, the material it was made of and the way in which its outer shell was made.
The space and surface conditioned the plan in the shape of a right-angled triangle with equal shorter sides and a rectangular top pointing towards the sea. The longer side of the plan faces the street where the building’s ground floor is literally dug below the street level, so that the access to the building on that side leads directly to the first floor. Facing the sea, both sloped plan sides, as well as the rectangular central peak, are on the ground floor level surrounded by a long, wide terrace of irregular and interrupted shape, protected by a rail. The terrace is carried by strong stone pillars with wide arches. This creates a passage below the terrace that was initially opened but later glazed. A free path runs along the passage and the coastline.
The garden is designed within a rather narrow belt from the north and the south side of the villa. In the northern part of the garden a gardener’s house was built using the same material and the same concept as the larger object.
Gradel performed construction-craft and installation works on the renovation of Villa Sv. Rok in Lovran, complete interior design and the construction of a new roof. Gradel also renovated the garden – access paths are decorated, the existing retaining walls are repaired, locksmith construction are made with a built-in stained glass in the aisles on the ground floor and on the first floor, for the purpose of protecting the building from noise and view, summer terrace was renovated. The roof of the small house was constructed.