Villa DO – Mountain Retreat by Rado Iliev

Located on the Northern slope of Bulgaria’s Stara Planina, Villa DO is a mountain retreat designed by Rado Iliev in 2018. The single-storey house with living space, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, wardrobe and a storage room encompasses 100m² (1,076ft²).

Client brief required simple method construction with basic finishes palette and fit out, on a very low budget.

Selected was a painted timber cladded structure on a concrete base slab. All timber material was sourced locally and the structure was erected on site by a two man team. Large non-openable triple glazed panes are fixed directly to the timber frame. Natural ventilation is provided via hatches into the walls.

Design approach aimed for a not compromised yet not pretentious simple building that would not interfere with the rich landscape.

— Rado Iliev



Photographs by Vencislava Vasileva
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