Jurčkova housing / Enota

© Miran Kambič

Architect: Enota
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Jernej Živic, Polona Ruparčič, Matjaž Drinovec, Eva Matjašič, Nataša Mrkonjič, Maruša Zupančič
Landscape Architect: Bruto
Size: 4,620 m2
Budget: 3,800,000 EUR
Client: LIZ Inženiring
Type: Invited competition, First prize
Year: 2004
Status: completed 2007
Photo: Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič

Golden pencil 2007

A residential building with 47 dwelling units lies next to Jurčkova Street. The building is divided in two lamellas parallel with the street. Due to mostly individual infill in direct vicinity of new building, lamellas are further divided into smaller blocks, which differentiate by colour and measure. Coloured, balconies are arranged commonly on both lamellas connecting smaller blocks back to a whole. Despite the large number of balconies privacy is ensured with closed side of balconies.

Entrance to residential buildings is from inner yard between lamellas. Each block has its own staircase that serves only few units. Majority of dwelling units are bilaterally oriented. Considering the needs of occupants it is possible to change plan design to achieve south or north orientation of the rooms.

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Cite: "Jurčkova housing / Enota" 13 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=63797>

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    The facade is interesting, but I am not sure if there is any sort of real meaning in the way the windows change in size and in the amount they protrude. Interior shots would be helpful, but from the plans it looks as though the apartments themselves are laid out in a pretty standard fashion, bathroom, bedroom, living/dining, and kitchen all accounted for. I think the relationship between the windows and the interior space (and by extension the relationship between skin and space) is the only possible point where the design can be called anything but standard, but without photos, diagrams, or drawings explaining that it’s impossible to tell.

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