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Video: Hotel Lone / 3LHD Architects

23:00 - 6 November, 2012

3LHD Architects shared with us their video for one of their recent projects, Hotel Lone, the first design hotel in Croatia. The hotel’s identity is recognized through the external design of the building, with a facade that is defined by dominant horizontal lines – terrace guards designed to evoke the image of slanted boat decks. The site’s complex terrain with dramatic altitude changes determined the locations of internal facility spaces through a dynamic interweaving of public areas and guest suites at all levels. More information on their project can be viewed here.

O house / Arhitektonski studio Fabijanić

16:00 - 2 October, 2012
© Miro Martinić
© Miro Martinić

Architects: Arhitektonski studio Fabijanić Location: Selve, Zadarsko-Kninska, Croatia Author: Nenad Fabijanić Co Author: Željko Pavlović Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 133 sqm Photographs: Miro Martinić

© Miro Martinić © Miro Martinić © Miro Martinić © Miro Martinić +18

Venice Biennale 2012: Croatian Pavilion

15:00 - 27 August, 2012
'Unmediated Democracy demands Unmediated Space' - Courtesy of Pulska grupa
'Unmediated Democracy demands Unmediated Space' - Courtesy of Pulska grupa

This year’s Croatian pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Exhibition presents different struggles currently taking place in various Croatian cities. The exhibition, Unmediated Democracy demands Unmediated Space, interprets the topic of common ground by directly asking the protagonists of those collective conflicts how they imagine a common future across and beyond market or state, private or public mediation. The “desires, constrains and potentials expressed in these sites of conflict” are a part of the wider wave of international protests that are demanding a real direct and unmediated democracy. The demands, gathered on the ground through a series of investigative interviews, form the basis for a possible planning strategy, while their resistance tactics become patterns that could shape a common territory.

The Croatian pavilion focuses on how these demands could allow us to imagine the configuration of possible unmediated spaces. It is organized around three sections: Context, Map and Devices.

Continue reading for more details.

Badel Block Complex Proposal / Popular Architecture

04:00 - 24 June, 2012
© Chris Shusta
© Chris Shusta

The design proposal of the Badel Block Complex by Popular Architecture is a combination of polyvalent and stable, both a massing inviting interpretation and detailed development by others, and an anchor seeking to re-channel the site’s positive qualities. Conceptually, the project begins with making a direct link between the former distillery building and the preserved façade of the Gorica Factory — two features required to be kept. Treating the factory façade as a gateway, the plan pulls in the existing context of an active street market — into the heart of a site cut-off from the city for decades — while also avoiding direct replication of the area’s pervasive perimeter block typology. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Our House / DAR612

01:00 - 19 June, 2012
Our House / DAR612 , © Robert Leš
© Robert Leš

© Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Croatia
  • Architects

    DAR612 d.o.o.
  • Authors

    Andrea Donatović Poljičak, d.i.a. Morana Lepur Donatović, d.i.a. Jakov Poljičak, d.i.a.
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Badel Block Complex Proposal / WAU Design

07:00 - 15 June, 2012
Courtesy of WAU Design
Courtesy of WAU Design

In the proposal for the Badel Block competition, WAU Design considered the site and its position as an opportunity to create a new center for the locals as well as a new entrance for the city through the ‘Communities of a Single Roof’ design. Considering the relative lack of public space and facilities in the neighborhood, they propose to extend the square and the market inside the Badel block and enlarge the space devoted to culture and leisure in order to strengthen the sense of community and centrality. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Badel Block Winning Proposal / Pablo Pita Architects

11:00 - 11 June, 2012
Courtesy of Pablo Pita Architects
Courtesy of Pablo Pita Architects

With a key concept for the Badel Block proposal of creating the core as a living icon, the existence of such a rich structure as the old distillery building defines this approach. As an opportunity to develop a new structure that enhances new urban routines, this project becomes a strong new urban value. Designed by Pablo Pita Architects, the mixed-use proposal defines the morphology of the construction ring, breaking it down in several pieces. This enables the intervention to be phased and sets the right urban scale. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Badel Block Complex Proposal / SANGRAD Architects + AVP Arhitekti

11:00 - 9 June, 2012
Courtesy of AVP Arhitekti
Courtesy of AVP Arhitekti

The design proposal by SANGRAD Architects + AVP Arhitekti for the Badel Block Complex, a mixed-use project within the city center of Zagreb, Croatia, consists of enclosing the continuity of the existing block and positioning the vertical into its center. Following the instinct of creating a free, public space as large as possible, and yet also in keeping with the proposed program, with uniform treatment of the existing urban archaeology, represents the main guidelines of this concept. More images and architects’ description after the break.

"Step Inside a Creative Mind" Installation / Prodigium

11:00 - 24 May, 2012
Courtesy of Prodigium
Courtesy of Prodigium

Held during the Zagreb Fashion Industry Days, the “Step Inside a Creative Mind” installation by Prodigium allowed young designers to showcase their most intimate thoughts (their collections) and bring them to life for the public. It was up to the architect to design a highly flexible open space, where young designers would set up shop and random people could wander around and shop. A space that was inexpensive yet “hip” enough to attract passers-by that might be interested in fashion. The dome as a starting point reminded the architect of a giant head emerged in the vast plateau on the main square, and he felt that the dome should sub-serve as a beacon instead of merely a confinement of the exhibition space. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Jelenovac Residence / DVA Arhitekta

01:00 - 22 May, 2012
Jelenovac Residence / DVA Arhitekta, © Robert Leš
© Robert Leš

© Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zagreb, Croatia
  • Architects

    DVA Arhitekta - Tomislav Ćurković, Zoran Zidarić
  • Collaborator

    Maja Markus, m.arch
  • Client

    Private
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Bus Station in Osijek / Rechner

18:00 - 1 May, 2012
© Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic
© Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic

Architects: Rechner Location: Osijek, Croatia Client: Osijek koteks Team Architects: Predrag Rechner, Bruno Rechner, Ines Pelzer Site area: 21,199 sqm Built area: 11,066 sqm Completion: 2011 Photographs: Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic

© Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic © Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic © Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic © Mario Romulic & Drazen Stojcic +28

Tuskanac Residence / DVA Arhitekta

01:00 - 24 February, 2012
Tuskanac Residence / DVA Arhitekta, © Robert Les
© Robert Les

© Robert Les © Robert Les © Robert Les © Robert Les +16

  • Architects

     DVA Arhitekta  - Tomislav Curkovic / Zoran Zidaric
  • Location

    Zagreb, Croatia
  • Collaborator

    Barbara Vukovic, m.arch
  • Client

    Private
  • Area

    1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Zagreb Badel Site Redevelopment Competition

23:00 - 24 January, 2012
Courtesy of Zagreb Society of Architects
Courtesy of Zagreb Society of Architects

The Zagreb Society of Architects(DAZ), acting as Organizer and Manager on behalf of The City of Zagreb is launching an open, on-line, one-stage, anonymous, ideas Competition for the urban-architectural conceptual design for the Zagreb Badel Site redevelopment. More information find on the official web site of the Competition. The deadline for submission of competition entries is on Thursday, 5 April 2012 at 12.00 CET. Competitors may make inquiries until Wednesday, 22 February 2012. For more information, please visit their website here. Images of the site can be viewed after the break.

Veli VRH Elementary School / Randic Turato

01:00 - 21 December, 2011
Veli VRH Elementary School / Randic Turato, ©  Domagoj Blažević
©  Domagoj Blažević

©  Domagoj Blažević © Sandro Lendler ©  Domagoj Blažević ©  Domagoj Blažević +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pula, Croacia
  • Architects

    Saša Randić, Idis Turato
  • Collaborators

     Ana Staničić, Gordan Resan, Gorjana Drašković, Maja Ivanovski, Janko Jelić, Hrvoje Sedlić, Ida Križaj, Darko Kuiš, Ivan Arbanas, Damir Šiljeg, Andrija Čuljak
  • Site area

    26,164.5 sqm
  • Area

    8535.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

“Janko Gredelj” Area Mixed Use Design / Hrvoje Sedlić

23:00 - 20 December, 2011
Courtesy of Hrvoje Sedlić
Courtesy of Hrvoje Sedlić

Hrvoje Sedlić shared with us a proposal for a mixed use design in an industrial area in Croatia.The project site is on the east part of Zagreb`s horizontal axis. It`s located next to an industrial area of “Janko Gredelj”, but due to a ghetto type organization of that still active industry (a big wall surrounding it), these two spaces were never perceived as one. But like any other industry infrastructure being so close to the city center, it will be dislocated . At that moment, a huge amount of space (20 ha) is opened to be integrated to the city, with a size potential to house any activity and content. More images and project description after the break.

Black House / DVA ARHITEKTA

01:00 - 10 November, 2011
Black House / DVA ARHITEKTA, Courtesy of  dva arhitekta
Courtesy of dva arhitekta

Courtesy of  dva arhitekta Courtesy of  dva arhitekta Courtesy of  dva arhitekta Courtesy of  dva arhitekta +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zagreb, Croatia
  • Architects

    DVA ARHITEKTA
  • Area

    590.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

Croatian Bishop Conference Building / Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb

01:00 - 8 November, 2011
Croatian Bishop Conference Building / Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, © Miro Martinić
© Miro Martinić

© Miro Martinić © Miro Martinić © Miro Martinić © Miro Martinić +21

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences + Faculty of Teacher Education / Hildegard Auf–Franić, Tin Sven Franić, Vanja Rister

01:00 - 30 August, 2011
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences + Faculty of Teacher Education / Hildegard Auf–Franić, Tin Sven Franić, Vanja Rister, © Robert Leš
© Robert Leš

© Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rijeka, Croatia
  • Architects

    Hildegard Auf–Franić, Tin Sven Franić, Vanja Rister
  • Collaborators

    Ana Aščić, Marina Bertina,Tamara Brixy, Tajana Jaklenec, Vedrana Jančić, Luka Korlaet, Mia Roth Čerina
  • Structural Engineer

    Eugen Gajšak, G.I.F. d.o.o., Zagreb
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Ivan Cetinić
  • Electrical Engineer

    Elag d.o.o., Zagreb
  • Client

    University of Rijeka
  • Contractor

    Lavčević–inženjering d.o.o., Split
  • Area

    21000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs