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Office, Store & shop concrete container / OFIS Arhitekti

  • 01:00 - 14 September, 2009
Office, Store & shop concrete container / OFIS Arhitekti
Office, Store & shop concrete container / OFIS Arhitekti, © Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

© Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    4220 Trata, Slovenia
  • Architect

    OFIS arhitekti
  • Project Leaders

    Rok Oman & Spela Videcnik
  • Design Team

    Andrej Gregoric, Katja Aljaz, Janez Martincic, Magdalena Lacka
  • Competition Year

  • Budget

    $180,000 Euro
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. The site plot is in the industrial area of Skofja Loka, Slovenia. Client bought the site in industrial zone together with constructional permit plans. The building dimensions are 35 x 22.5m and 11,50m in height. Furthermore contract included executive Construction Company for entire industrial zone with their system of prefabricated concrete system with ready made openings on each elevation.

© Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

The project task was to merge a program inside the given volume and redefine existing elevations. The existing sections had to remain the same. A client’s company produce and merchandise safety equipment and devices which had to be stored in the 2/3 of the volume. The program was defined and inserted into 4 divisions following functional demands: Offices – storage loading – central storage – storage with attached loading.

© Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

The project scheme incorporated storage for goods of different sizes with loading areas, store, offices and classroom for lectures of safety.

The elevation cuts break the functional façade grid and reinstate flowing concrete elements in between translucent screens; Offices with transparent double-glazed façade, storage spaces with semi-translucent polycarbonate elements and two openings on the back as loading dock doors.

© Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

Materials are polished concrete, glass, metal and polycarbonate plates.

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Timithy E Lewis · June 23, 2015

The building is impeccably designed and effecient. The use of syncretic and recycled materials exceeds trends. Thanjs for sharing!

Sven · September 16, 2009

Fully agree with you, three zed

three zed · September 16, 2009

Oh, my.... have they ever gone wrong?

It's nice to see where Slovenia is going, since days of Ravnikar and Plecnik are far behind. Such a small country, and so many great architects. It always amazes me. Congrats!

closed shop · September 16, 2009

My kind of architecture, nothing to add, nothing to take

L-air · September 16, 2009

Very inspiring

Vega · September 16, 2009

well done, sexy elevations

word · September 16, 2009

would love to see the details, especially of that highlighted corner.

isamu · September 16, 2009

Playfull concrete box, I like the elevations

sound · September 15, 2009

Respect to OFIS guys, they know how to do something out of nothing

bcherry · September 15, 2009

great example of effective simplicity

ares · September 15, 2009

Tastefull, with right feeling

ygogolak · September 15, 2009

It's tough to use that many materials on a small project, but I think they have done a great job with it.

Alexander Lins · September 15, 2009

Office, Store & shop concrete container / OFIS Arhitekti

blogger · September 15, 2009

good, clean job, well done..

reviewer · September 15, 2009

Industrial prefab beauty !

- · September 15, 2009

so true Architecture!

SMLXL · September 15, 2009

Excellent; Especially considering the starting task and the brief. This project's result is the top mark.

Sven · September 15, 2009

Simple with stunning result

viewer · September 15, 2009

beautiful re-design of an existing industrial building

SLNCE · September 15, 2009

Also container can be very sexy; congrats

proarchitectonics · September 15, 2009

I really like how OFIS knows how do to really good projects out of given situations

Vitsee · September 15, 2009

i love concrete and yellow. i was bound to like this!

thomas foral · September 15, 2009

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Jer Hindman · September 15, 2009

First, let me say that I enjoy this project and the photographs are beautiful, but I feel duty-bound to ask why linoleum style flooring was used on the interior stairs and floors when the concrete job was so beautifully done elsewhere?

ygogolak · September 15, 2009 06:37 PM

Linoleum? There is tile or stone in the stairs.

Bocetos Digitales · September 15, 2009

Office, Store & shop concrete container / OFIS Arhitekti: @ Tomaz Gregoric Architect: OFIS arhitekti Location: T..

oscar falcón lara · September 15, 2009

Brilliant! the snap together construction seems very straightforward and the end result is quite clean and contemporary, makes for visually intriguing forms and facades. Very good idea that is executed masterfully on this project.


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