'Unfinished Modernisations / Between Utopia and Pragmatism' Exhibition

04:00 - 31 January, 2012
Cultural Centre Kolasin: Cultural Center by architect: Marko Music (photo by Wolfgang Thaler)
Cultural Centre Kolasin: Cultural Center by architect: Marko Music (photo by Wolfgang Thaler)

As part of the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012, the architectural exhibition, ‘Unfinished Modernisations / Between Utopia and Pragmatism’ will be taking place at the Maribor Art Gallery from February 10 – April 22. The presentation of architectural projects and large-scale urbanistic plannings which denote the period of (socialist) Yugoslavia is a long-expected project that will focus on the milestones and visions of the (unfinished) modernisation of cities during socialism as well as answer the questions about their role and legacy in the successor countries. More information on the exhibition after the break

Baroque Court Apartments / OFIS arhitekti

01:00 - 30 January, 2012
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Project Team

    Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Janja Del Linz, Laura Carroll, Erin Durno, Leonor Coutinho, Maria Trnovska, Jolien Maes, Sergio Silva Santos, Grzegorz Ostrowski, Javier Carrera, Magdalena Lacka, Estefania Lopez Tornay, Nika Zufic
  • Structural Engineering

    Elea IC d.o.o.
  • Mechanical Engineering

    ISP d.o.o.
  • Electrical Engineering

    Eurolux d.o.o.
  • Client

    DZS d.d
  • Site Area

    692 m2
  • Area

    2420.0 sqm

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Zlatarna Celje Jewelry / OFIS architects

01:00 - 20 December, 2011
©  Jan Celeda
©  Jan Celeda
  • Architects

  • Location

    Maribor, Slovenia
  • Architects

    OFIS architects
  • Design Team

    Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Sergio Silva Santos, Kiki Marien, William Gibson, Janez Martincic, Janja Del Linz, Jolien Maes, Anna Timmermans
  • Photographs

     Jan Celeda, Unknown photographer

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Kindergarten Ajda / Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

01:00 - 28 November, 2011
© Miran Kambic
© Miran Kambic

© Miran Kambic © Miran Kambic © Miran Kambic © Miran Kambic +24

Contemporary Slovene Architecture: Small and Smart Films

07:00 - 16 November, 2011

Museum of Architecture and Design has published the first film from the series of six Small and Smart – Expressions of Contemporary Slovenian Architecture in Film: Biotechnical Faculty, ARK arhitektura Krušec (Ljubljana, 2009-2010). Small and Smart consists of six short films, one of each of six built architectural projects. Each employs a simple story – a development, an exchange – to move through and relate the experience of the architecture. As the films move through and document the spaces and exchanges, certain key features of the architectures are revealed and emphasized. All architectures here are recent builds (2006 and later) and are of varied types, programs and scales: private house, row house, industrial facility, sacred, educational/institutional, public/sports. Together they reflect representative currents, developments and practices in the best of Slovenian architecture today.

Dunajski Kristall / APlan

01:00 - 20 October, 2011
© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Design Team

    Darko Lečnik APLAN team for the business portion and Rafael Draksler with the ARHITEKA team for the residential portion
  • Client

    MABRA engineering
  • Area

    60000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +19

Terme Olimia Wellness Spa / Enota

07:00 - 18 October, 2011
Courtesy of Enota
Courtesy of Enota

The project proposal for the new Terme Olimia wellness spa, designed by Enota, is located in the very center of a well-known ski resort, Kranjska Gora in Slovenia. With rethinking the local building characteristics completely, the new spa building exhibits attractive design and despite its distinctive and extensive program maintains the town’s unified look. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Home for the Elderly / Ravnikar Potokar Arhitekturni

15:30 - 11 October, 2011
© Andrej Strehovec
© Andrej Strehovec

Architect: Ravnikar Potokar Arhitekturni Location: Idrija, Slovenia Competition Team: Robert Potokar, Sabina Colnar, Ajdin Bajrović, Mateja Šetina, Carlos Graca Project Team: Robert Potokar, Andrej Strehovec, Marjan Starič Interior Design Project: Andrej Strehovec, Maja Slapernik, Robert Potokar Project Area: 7,740 sqm Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Andrej Strehovec

© Andrej Strehovec © Andrej Strehovec © Andrej Strehovec © Andrej Strehovec +17

Razgledi Perovo Housing / dekleva gregorič arhitekti

01:00 - 27 September, 2011
© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

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

West Gate Office Building / Studio Kalamar

04:00 - 14 September, 2011
Courtesy of Studio Kalamar
Courtesy of Studio Kalamar

Located in Ljubljana, Slovenia on a corner site at the western entrance to the city, the composition of the West Gate office building, designed by Studio Kalamar, is defined by two office towers. The southern tower rises over the intersection, accentuating the direction towards the city with its sharp projecting corner while the lower northern wing serves as a background to the principal motive as its composition approaches the dynamic of railway traffic behind it. More images and architects’ description after the break.

A-partment / Granda Strovs Architects

01:00 - 26 July, 2011
Courtesy of  granda strovs architects
Courtesy of granda strovs architects
  • Architects

    Granda Strovs Architects
  • Location

    Bežigrad, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
  • Architects

    Granda Strovs Architects
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of granda strovs architects

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Mivka Hotel Resort / Enota

17:00 - 22 July, 2011
Courtesy Enota
Courtesy Enota

Architects at Enota have shared with ArchDaily their recent competition entry, a “natural experience” hotel resort in Bled, Slovenia, entitled ‘Mivka’. For additional images of their design as well as descriptive text from the architects themselves, please follow after the jump.

Trimo Urban Crash 2011: Opening of the Winning Life Stand

22:00 - 16 July, 2011
Courtesy of Trimo Urban Crash 2011
Courtesy of Trimo Urban Crash 2011

On June 23, 2001, in the residential neighborhood of Fužine in Slovenia, Ljubljana, Trimo officially handed over a public architectural installation “Life Stand” – the winning project of the Trimo Urban Crash competition for students of architecture and design which was created by Polish students, Wojciech Nowak from an architectural faculty in Gliwice, and Martynika Bielawska, from an art and design academy in Wroclaw.

“Life Stand” is the result of the Trimo Urban Crash competition, which encourages a creative transformation of the urban environment with the help of advanced building materials and technologies.  The creative workshop was held by Professor Cyril Shing from the Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of Arts, London who also served as the mentor for the finalists. The event was opened by the General Manager of Trimo, Tatjana Fink, and the Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana prof. Janez Koželj.

Read on for more after the break.

Theatre Park / Studio Kalamar

01:00 - 8 July, 2011
© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +28

New Concept Stores for Jeweler Franchise Zlatarne Celje / OFIS arhitekti

01:00 - 18 June, 2011
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Design Team

    Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Sergio Silva Santos, Kiki Marien, Katja Aljaz, Janez Martincic, Janja Del Linz
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti

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Urban Sculpture / Rok Grdisa

01:00 - 5 June, 2011
© Peter Mihelic
© Peter Mihelic
  • Architects

    Rok Grdisa
  • Location

    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Architect

    Rok Grdisa
  • Contractor

    Trimo
  • Area

    25.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Peter Mihelic

© Peter Mihelic © Peter Mihelic © Peter Mihelic © Peter Mihelic +12

Temporary Kindergarten Ajda / Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

01:00 - 4 May, 2011
© Kitsch-Nitsch, Vid Brezocnik
© Kitsch-Nitsch, Vid Brezocnik
  • Architects

  • Location

    2390 Ravne na Koroškem, Slovenia
  • Architects

    Arhitektura Jure Kotnik
  • Design Team

    Jure Kotnik, Andrej Kotnik
  • Container System

    Conhouse
  • Sticker Artists

    KITSCH-NITSCH
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Kitsch-Nitsch, Vid Brezocnik

© Kitsch-Nitsch, Vid Brezocnik © Kitsch-Nitsch, Vid Brezocnik © Kitsch-Nitsch, Vid Brezocnik © Kitsch-Nitsch, Vid Brezocnik +14

Video: Lace Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

11:00 - 26 April, 2011

Continuing with the video updates OFIS arhitekti have share with us, the last one showcases some very interesting details of the Lace Apartments. The video shows the very geometric shapes of the facade, that seams a constant in this office’s works.