„The leading concept was the idea of creating a building that stands like a sculpture in the landscape and seems to grow out of it. Clearly and unambiguously shaped, it underlines his desire for integrity and authenticity, as well as his desire to age with dignity. The upper floor, covered under a roof of copper and encased in wood and, is used for sales and tasting. A material for the human body with its special warmth. Production is located in the basement. The herbs are hung up and dried according to tradition. The ground floor finds its material expression in the interplay of the storage mass of the concrete and the lightness of the wood. The space program was supplemented with an upstream construction. This offers the opportunity to sell various products and develops in the landscape as a shelter for beehives.“

A kozolec is a free-standing implement made primarily of wood, used for drying grasses, and sometimes corn, for use as fodder for animals. While found in different forms throughout the Alps, the kozolec represents the zenith of the architectural form. As an item of vernacular architecture, it is interesting just as a set piece in a field or behind a barn. It is evocative of Slovenia’s past as a farming society, and it is indicative of the vast changes that are taking place in Slovenia during the transition from socialism to more open economies

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architect: Ägidius Vockenhuber  |  client: Private  |  status: Research  |  location: Grad, Slovenia (46.798716 ,16.101407)  |  climate: Continental, Temperate  |  material: wood  |  environment: countryside  |  visualizer: Studio  |  scale: 1.225 m2 medium  |  types: cultural, pavilion  |  views: 1.048