Plevnya - guesthouse
A hundred years ago a Bulgarian family built their house and barn in Karpachevo. The barn hosted sheep, pigs, cows, and a donkey, the second floor was used for storing hey and grain and for drying herbs. The first family and the house are far gone now but the barn has been given a new life...
The PLEVNYA (barn) project
The two latter families asked another family of friends, prominent Bulgarian architects, to transform the barn into a guesthouse. HERE WE ASK FOR VYARA AND GEORGE’S HELP
The Green Roof
In the meantime, yet another family of friends stepped on the stage. They were just starting a new business – production of green roofs, very modern and novel for Bulgaria. It no time it was decided that the Old Barn will have the first slope green roof in Bulgaria.
The roof beam was high, and so was the challenge. Digging deep to install a water-cleaning station and drainage, combining old and modern materials and techniques, making out-of-the-box decisions day after day, installing a complex fundament for the green roof, trying to preserve as much as possible the authentic construction...