Cvetkova Apartments / Andrej Kalamar

© Miran Kambič

Architect: Andrej Kalamar – Studio Kalamar
Location: , Slovenia
Structural Engineering: Igra
HVAC Engineering: Veling
Electrical Engineering: Mat-El
Client: Imo-Real d.o.o.
Contractor: SGP Pomgrad d.d.
Built Area: 6,370 sqm
Budget: 5,800,000 €
Project Year: 2006-2007
Year of Construction: 2008
Photographs: Miran Kambič, Studio Kalamar

Apartment buildings are located in a redeveloped downtown area that has recently been converted from derelict industrial to public and residential use. Despite its central position in the city, the site is removed from main roads and downtown bustle. Next to the new music school on the north of the city block, three apartment buildings rise from a green surface.

© Miran Kambič

Their positions reflect the heterogeneous surroundings; variety of directions influences the varying orientations of the volumes. As there are no parallel facades, each apartment can establish an individual character without obstruction. Lower floors comprise four apartments each, top floor is divided into three apartment units, all with flexible floor plans. As a result, long facade surfaces ensure each apartment abundant natural light. The smooth facades with enclosed loggias enfold the volumes into a shimmering ceramic coat, varying in colour tone and reflectivity.

© Miran Kambič

Transparent fence around the complex prevents exclusion from surrounding city life while allowing unsupervised children’s play. Gently sloped green areas provide various opportunities for that, and a small playground for the youngest children is located in the eastern corner of the site.

© Miran Kambič

Parking and storage spaces are arranged below ground, serving as a base for all three volumes. Special attention was accorded to energy use of the complex. Each building has a separate boiler room, cooling is arranged individually, the compact facade and energy supply scheme both stimulate economical consumption and thus reduced energy use.

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Cite: "Cvetkova Apartments / Andrej Kalamar" 24 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=65758>
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  • http://twitter.com/ocsarch/status/17008493231 O’Connor + Shanahan

    like the visuals of this apartment scheme in Slovenia, particularly the external finish. http://bit.ly/9qDiSU

  • Ricardo

    I’m a fan of slovenian simplicity.

  • required

    is this the new extension of the Johnson Wax Headquarters?

  • Adam

    I love brick! This looks sleek and current while using traditional materials, I’m curious what the interior looks like.

  • JP

    Understated brilliance – for the people – nicely done! (Adam) I also appreciate the stack bond brick veneer (as it appears to be) as it is a more contemporary twist in the use of material while a nod to the old (at distance it looks like a regular brick wall)…

    I see very little about it (nothing assembly-wise) that is like Johnson Wax other than the corners are curved (nice try required)…

  • http://twitter.com/snezhna/status/17022522096 Snezhana

    RT @archdaily: good brick work from Slovenia http://archdai.ly/9IVhOO

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    RT @archdaily: good brick work from Slovenia http://archdai.ly/9IVhOO

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  • http://twitter.com/nicholaspatten/status/17045001238 Nicholas Patten

    Cvetkova Apartments. http://bit.ly/bNpWQS

  • http://josephiklein.com josephiklein.com

    I really really like it those rounded edges are so meaningful when contrast against everything else. I can breath agin.

  • http://twitter.com/iklsr/status/17243142715 Kewl Lusǝr

    Cvetkova Apartments. http://bit.ly/bNpWQS

  • http://世界建筑.com 世界建筑

    世界建筑.com 翻译如下:

    公寓位于市中心区,最近该地区由废弃的工业区重建为公共住宅。尽管它位于城市中心,离市中心的主要街道和繁华都很远。街区北部对着城市新音乐学校和绿地中的3栋公寓楼。
    建筑位于一个复杂的地段;周围环境不同的机理使得建筑的互相扭转。几个公寓楼之间互相不平行,使得每个楼可以有自己独特的朝向。底下几层都包括4个单元,顶层分为3个住宅套型,所有的平面都是灵活的。长长的立面可以保证每个套型都能享受到充足的自然光线。光滑的立面、封闭的阳台加上闪闪发亮的陶瓷外立面,外立面色调丰富,反射不同的光彩。
    地块周边的栏杆可阻止周围的人员进入,同时让无人看管的孩子在地块内微微起坡的绿地上安全的玩耍。为小孩子准备的场地在地块的东面。
    三个住宅楼的地下都有地下室,用作停车和存储空间。该建筑特别重视能源使用。每个住宅楼有一个独立的锅炉房,制冷系统也是独立的,紧凑的外观,加上刺激节约能源的政策,可以减少能源消费。

  • http://sesarblog.com SeSar

    its looking very nice first. but while take a look for plan some living rooms looks dark with narrow windows so no sightseing too. also entrances open to directly to bedrooms.
    finally in my opinion project seems quite nice from outside but without living functions…