Through the tall pines of the historical park, past the old stone mansion, cross its grass-and-parasol back garden, a small valley starts. Thick bushes and trees lean over the stream: a (semi-) private, idyllic refuge.
The tall guest rooms are stacked in a thin tower detached from the ground. Each overlooks one side of the valley, a loner’s delight.
The base of the ‘tourette’, on the contrary, is an open structure breathing the landscape in. Its levels closely relate to the different ground levels of the valley.
The living room extends outdoors in a large cantilevering platform while the kitchen below uses the natural ground as extension on a sunny day. The pool is located along the narrow path towards the main house. It is functioning as an intimate swimming room and framing of the living area of the guest-house. The whole is paying tribute to the open structures and outdoor life of Albania.