Small river house, Progar Ada, Belgrade, Serbia

The area in which the house is positioned is a flood ground and in spring time most of the terrain is under water. The location of the house is some 30 kilometers away from Belgrade. The terrain is flat and next to the river Sava. The existing vegetation is made of high trees which are able to survive during periods of high water levels. The view over the other riverside shows the same densely grown greenery. The line that separates river form woods in the distance defines area as predominantly horizontal.

©Photo by Miloš Martinović.

River house is used as a vacation home, a place to get away from everyday life. Designed in a form of an archetype house (the one a child would draw) the River house is meant to associate with the basic role a house has – to be a shelter. A shelter from nature, animals and people. A place to hide and a place to observe life from.

©Photo by Miloš Martinović.

The line of symmetry is directed towards the river. On both sides, the house offers views through large windows while the main focus remains in the direction of the terrace next to a large living room overlooking the river.

©Photo by Relja Ivanić.

The house itself is made of wood. It lays on a concrete plate which is supported by circular columns and a small concrete room in the ground floor. In the time of flooding all lower parts of the building are left under water.

©Photo by Relja Ivanić.

Black metal finish of the roof and facade hides a warm interior made in wood and white gypsum walls.

First Level Plan ©Remorker Architects.