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Cvetkova Apartments / Andrej Kalamar

  • 01:00 - 24 June, 2010
Cvetkova Apartments / Andrej Kalamar
Cvetkova Apartments / Andrej Kalamar, © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Murska Sobota, Slovenia
  • Architect

    Andrej Kalamar - Studio Kalamar
  • Structural Engineering

    Igra
  • Electrical Engineering

    Mat-El
  • HVAC Engineering

    Veling
  • Client

    Imo-Real d.o.o.
  • Contractor

    SGP Pomgrad d.d.
  • Budget

    5,800,000 €
  • Area

    6370.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. 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
© 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
© 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
© 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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16 Comments

SeSar · July 08, 2010

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...

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Kewl Lus?r · June 28, 2010

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

josephiklein.com · June 27, 2010

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

Nicholas Patten · June 26, 2010

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

Nuno Raphael Relvão · June 25, 2010

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

Zlatko Trajcheski · June 25, 2010

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

Snezhana · June 25, 2010

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

JP · June 25, 2010

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)...

Adam · June 25, 2010

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

required · June 25, 2010

is this the new extension of the Johnson Wax Headquarters?

Ricardo · June 25, 2010

I'm a fan of slovenian simplicity.

O'Connor + Shanahan · June 25, 2010

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

Absolut Edu · June 25, 2010

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