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Höweler + Yoon Architecture Unveils Circus Conservatory Design

14:00 - 13 May, 2017
Höweler + Yoon Architecture Unveils Circus Conservatory Design, via v2com
via v2com

Höweler + Yoon Architecture, in collaboration with OFIS Arhitekti, has unveiled its design for a new building for The Circus Conservatory, which will house America’s first accredited degree program in the Circus Arts. Located in Portland, Maine, as the anchor tenant of a peninsula, the project aims to transform an undeveloped part of the city into a “vibrant artistic center complete with public performance venues and recreational facilities.”

Inspired by the historic circus shape—a circle with a radial audience—the design proposal utilizes a radial viewing strategy “in order to similarly activate the educational community.” Furthermore, in the design, acrobatics, performance, and classroom spaces are treated equally, “[challenging] the viewing relationship crucial to a circus and academic settings.”

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Winter Cabin on Mount Kanin / OFIS arhitekti

02:00 - 11 November, 2016
Winter Cabin on Mount Kanin / OFIS arhitekti, © Janez Martincic
© Janez Martincic

© Janez Martincic © Ales Gregoric © Janez Martincic © Janez Martincic +48

Is There a European Identity in Architecture?

09:30 - 7 October, 2015

“There is a certain tradition, history, and continuity that you can read in European architecture”
- Spela Videcnik, OFIS arhitekti

A product of context and history, Europe has influenced the architecture world in a way that perhaps no other continent has. The continent is the topic of the latest video from the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, produced in relation to their European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, in which prize-nominated architects from 16 European cities are interviewed on what they believe brings them together, and what makes them different.

As a US citizen who has previously lived in Europe for two years, I was struck by the essential question prompted by the video: “Is there a European identity in architecture?” And if so, what exactly is it? To try to answer this question, I sat down with ArchDaily’s managing editor Rory Stott - a Brit - to debate differing perspectives.

2015 Prize Winner - Philharmonic Hall Szczecin / Barozzi / Veiga. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu Gym Hall TNW / NL Architects. Image © Luuk Kramer Metropol Parasol / J. Mayer H + Arup. Image © Javier Orive 2013 Prize Winner - Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre / Henning Larsen Architects & Batteriid Architects. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects +6

Video: Football Stadium Arena Borisov / OFIS arhitekti

16:00 - 26 February, 2015

Recently completed in BelarusOFIS arhitekti's Football Stadium Arena Borisov combines modern technology and creative space planning to produce an environment with fine-tuned acoustics, 360 degree views of the field, and lots of public recreational opportunities. The 13,000-seat arena's stretched textile skin lends a distinctive character within its rugged forest setting and public street at its base where it lifts away from the building's core. Beyond the stadium, its 3,628 square-meter site hosts public gyms, a bowling area, restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as offices, press boxes, and training facilities. Check out the video to get an in-depth look inside the arena and learn more about the stadium, here

Harvard GSD Talk and Exhibition "Housing in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter" Opens Tomorrow

00:00 - 12 February, 2015
Harvard GSD Talk and Exhibition "Housing in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter" Opens Tomorrow, © Harvard GSD, photography courtesy Justin Knight
© Harvard GSD, photography courtesy Justin Knight

The extreme climatic conditions of the North introduce a design paradox for architects. The fragile environmental conditions require incisive designs that respond to irregular loading from strong winds, heavy snowfalls, avalanche risk zones, and extreme cold. The studio investigated a prototypical design: a unit with sleeping and cooking space for up to eight people, on a mountain site in Slovenia. The talk (on Friday, February 13th) serves as an opening for the exhibition on this project, curated by Spela Videcnik, John T. Dunlop Design Critic in Housing and Urban Development, with Rok Oman, featuring the work of her Fall 2014 studio, displayed on the Experiments Wall (in Gund Hall). Construction of the shelter is planned for summer 2015. 

Video: Hayrack Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

23:00 - 9 December, 2012

Located on the edge of Cerklje, an alpine town in Slovenia, the Hayrack Apartments have beautiful views due to the courtyard opening onto a view of the surrounding mountains. Designed by OFIS Arhitekti, their video highlights the character of the social apartments as they were sold to the Slovenian Housing Fund for young families at a price of 900 EUR/m2 which is extremely cheap. he concept of the façade is taken from the hayrack system – wooden beams following traditional details and patterns. Traditionally farmers use the beams to store grass and corn, on the housing one can store flowers or other balcony decoration. Apartments are of different sizes – from 30m2 studio flats up to four room apartments of 80m2.

Level Apartment / OFIS Arhitekti

01:00 - 15 March, 2012
Level Apartment / OFIS Arhitekti

Level Apartment / OFIS Arhitekti Level Apartment / OFIS Arhitekti Level Apartment / OFIS Arhitekti Level Apartment / OFIS Arhitekti +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Design Team

    Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Janja Del Linz, William Gibson, Estefania Lopez Tornay, Nika Zufic
  • Client

    Private
  • Area

    115.0 sqm

Baroque Court Apartments / OFIS arhitekti

01:00 - 30 January, 2012
Baroque Court Apartments / OFIS arhitekti

Baroque Court Apartments / OFIS arhitekti Baroque Court Apartments / OFIS arhitekti Baroque Court Apartments / OFIS arhitekti Baroque Court Apartments / OFIS arhitekti +44

  • 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

Alpine Ski Apartments / OFIS arhitekti

01:00 - 22 November, 2011
Alpine Ski Apartments / OFIS arhitekti, Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
  • Client

    GRADIS G Group d.d
  • Area

    457.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

New Concept Stores for Jeweler Franchise Zlatarne Celje / OFIS arhitekti

01:00 - 18 June, 2011
New Concept Stores for Jeweler Franchise Zlatarne Celje / OFIS arhitekti, Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti

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  • 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

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.

Video: Villa Under Extension / OFIS Arhitekti

07:30 - 21 April, 2011

This is an update from the project already published in 2008 from slovenian architects OFIS arhitekti. In the words of the architects: “This project involved the extension of a 19th-century villa located in a beautiful Alpine resort next to Lake Bled. Both the old villa and the landscape were strictly regulated by the National Heritage.”

Video: Dot Envelope / OFIS Arhitekti

11:00 - 19 April, 2011

Here is another video from  OFIS arhitekti, this time showing the making of Dot Envelope, a project which we already published back in 2008, located in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Video: Honeycomb Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

00:00 - 16 April, 2011

Slovenian architects OFIS arhitekti shared with us this video that showcases the making of this very interesting construction named the Honeycomb Apartments, located in Izola, Slovenia.

Video: Farewell Chapel / OFIS Arhitekti

00:00 - 30 March, 2011

Back in 2009 we published the Farewell Chapel by OFIS arhitekti that went on to win the ArchDaily’s Building Of The Year Award in 2009 for the Religious category.

Video: Football Stadium FC Bate Borisov / OFIS arhitekti

12:30 - 5 December, 2010

Our friends from OFIS arhitekti shared with us a video they made for the Football Stadium for FC Bate Borisov of Belarus. The opening is planned for 2012, and will host 13,000 seats. Amazing work!

Football Stadium FC Bate Borisov / OFIS arhitekti

12:33 - 26 October, 2010
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti

Slovenia-based OFIS arhitekti shared with us their football stadium for FC Bate Borisov, of Belarus. Construction is expected to begin next year. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Garden City K66 / OFIS arhitekti

18:00 - 30 September, 2010
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti

A couple of days ago we featured a project by Slovenian architects Enota, which received second prize in an invited competition. In that project, our readers asked for OFIS arhitekti’s proposal to the competition, so they shared it with us for you to enjoy. More images and architect’s description after the break.