Authors: Sonja Radović Jelovac; Studio Synthesis architecture&design
Collaborators: Radovan Radović, Milić Đerković
Photos: Relja Ivanić
Year of completion: 2017
Location: Kolašin, Montenegro
Total area: 300 m2
Site area: 900 m2
Contemporary “Chalet Jelovac” is a family house for leisure and research work of architect Sonja Radovic Jelovac, PhD, Principal of Studio Synthesis Architecture & Design from Montenegro. This architectural realisation is example of successful integration into specific and sensitive landscape in the vicinity of Park Forest in Dulovine Village in Kolasin at the north of Montenegro, at altitude of 1000 m. Chalet is positioned along linear row of larch forest (lat. Betula alba verucosa) which gives this location special authenticity and colourful diversity generated through changes of seasons. Key to architectural concept was strengthening relationships of nature vs culture, and private vs public through adaptive resilient solution and different usage in extreme weather conditions, especially in winter time, indoor and outdoor, which can integrate different programmes and activities of socio-ecological significance. The Chalet is designed and realised as multi-purpose building to be used by the architect’s family during summer, winter and weekend holidays, but also for research work and architectural workshops during summer architecture schools.