A Place of Leisure and Repose

architect Davor bušnja
project Konštari Country House, Pelješac, Croatia

The ruinous and abandoned agrarian and housing ensemble in the Pelješac Konštar hamlet becomes a place for rest and relaxation. Through an extensive reconstruction, the programme hierarchy is eliminated, while the characteristic composition of the three existing volumes is preserved.

The primary spatial and constituent element of the complex is the stone-wall fence, which, according to the traditional morphological pattern of Dalmatian settlements, assumes a twofold role: it defines the cultivated space and separates it from the landscape while simultaneously linking the building elements and the various spatial sequences into a self-contained whole.