House Mili

  • Project: House Mili
  • Location: Visoko, BiH
  • Program: residential building
  • Year: 2021
  • Status: built
  • Client: private
  • Size: M 600 m2

House Mili, is located in the Visoko settlement-village Arnautovići. The former name of the place Arnautovići was Mile. Mile is one of the royal table places of the medieval Bosnian state and the place of the coronation church of King Trvrtko I.

The residential building is located along the banks of the Bosna River, in an extremely historically interesting location and context (the building itself is positioned outside the protection zone). The building is designed around a central garden and is a typological L-shaped building, composed of two parts. In the first part there is a part for the family (living room, dining room, kitchen and children’s rooms), and in the second part there is a space for socializing and guests (guest room, pool area, wine cellar).

The living room space extends through two floors, connecting the gallery space with the kitchen, dining room and living room areas. Using large glass portals, the living room visually and spatially continues to the terrace in front of the building and opens to the internal garden. The living room is also the central space of the building, with an accent on the stone-clad fireplace. The roof slope connects the first floor of the building with the ground volume, giving the building a characteristic shape. The view from the building is towards Visočica hill, where the remains of a medieval Bosnian castle are located.
The building has an irregular L-shape on the ground plan, where the central part of the building is the garden. Almost all rooms are oriented towards it. With the help of large sliding openings, it is possible to extend the interior rooms into the garden, and create microlocations, between open and closed spaces.

The volume of the building consists of the base at the ground floor level and sloping surfaces in the part where it was functionally necessary (swimming pool area and gallery part with two children’s rooms). The roof surfaces in the wider picture of the settlement are associated with the connection of several smaller buildings-roofs, typical for the environment (traditional country houses), and do not stand out due to their height. Striving to remain in an active dialogue with local architecture and construction methods, which is partly presented through the materialization of the building (white volumes, stone plinth and wooden canopy). . Through the green belt you can reach the central garden and the residential building.