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Housing Brdo Unit F5 / multiPlan arhitekti

  • Architects: multiPlan arhitekti
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Project Team: Aleš Žnidaršič, Katja Žlajpah, Vesna Vraničar, Petra Marinšek
  • Area: 18562.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič

(un)curtain office / dekleva gregoric architects

  • Architects: dekleva gregoric architects
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Project Team: Aljoša Dekleva u.d.i.a., M.Arch. (AA Dist); Tina Gregorič u.d.i.a., M.Arch. (AA Dist); Lea Kovič u.d.i.a., Vid Zabel stud.arch., Naia Sinde arq.
  • Area: 350.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Janez Marolt

© Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt

Black Line Apartment / Arhitektura d.o.o.

  • Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Architect in Charge: Boštjan Gabrijelčič, Aleš Gabrijelčič
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Jure Goršič, Courtesy of Arhitektura d.o.o.

© Jure Goršič © Jure Goršič © Jure Goršič © Jure Goršič

Call for Participation: Urban Realities Takes A Look At Abandoned Construction Pits in Ljubljana

In cooperation with the Museum of Architecture and Design Ljubljana an interactive Blind Date of European architects, planners and experts in urban development will be organized in autumn 2015. Under the title “Urban Realities” a collaboration of three selected teams together with local experts will be started. Invited architects and planners will work on a concrete topic and on abandoned construction pits in the city of Ljubljana.

Situla Housing and Office Complex / Bevk Perovic

  • Architects: Bevk Perovic
  • Location: Vilharjeva cesta, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Design Team: Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perovic, Andrej Ukmar, Christophe Riss, Jure Kozin, Gonzalo Piqueras, Blaz Gorican, Natasa Sprah, Maja Valic, Davor Pocivasek, Ida Sedusak
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Miran Kambic

© Miran Kambic © Miran Kambic © Miran Kambic © Miran Kambic

Brick Neighbourhood / dekleva gregorič architects

  • Architects: dekleva gregorič architects
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Competition Team: Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Lea Kovič, Flavio Coddou
  • Project Team: Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Lea Kovič, Martina Marčan, Andi Koder, Tea Smrke, Daniel Schwartz, Simon Vrščaj
  • Area: 20185.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič

Footbridge Ribja brv / Arhitektura d.o.o

  • Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Architects in Charge: Peter Gabrijelčič, Boštjan Gabrijelčič
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič

BIO 50: Ljubljana Marks 50 Years of Design Biennales with "3, 2, 1... TEST"

From the organizers: On Thursday, 18 September 2014, more than 120 designers and multidisciplinary agents descend upon Ljubljana for the opening week of BIO 50, the Biennial of Design. Over the course of four days, they will unveil the results of a six-month long collaborative process, offering perspectives on possible futures for design. The awards for best collaboration will be presented by the BIO 50 jury comprising industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, design critic Alice Rawsthorn and designer and professor Saša J. Mächtig. Before the opening, the talk with Alice Rawsthorn, Justin McGuirk and Jan Boelen will be organized.

3,2,1...TEST: Call for Applications to BIO 50

In 2014, the 24th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana (BIO), Slovenia, reinvents itself and launches an ambitious call for applications. Entering the realm of collaboration, where design is a tool to rethink everyday life, the Biennial is looking for individuals to shape possible futures for design. 

'Architecture and City' Exhibition

Taking place at the DESSA Gallery Ljubljana June 3 - July 15, Jordi Badia, founder of the studio BAAS Arquitectura, will be presenting his work at the 'Architecture and City' exhibition. The exhibition shows a compilation of his architecture through 11 works, public and private buildings focused on the respect for the city, the end user and the context. The exhibition also reflects on Jordi Badia's particular vision of urban space configuration through the use of the void. More information on the exhibition and architects' description after the break.

Trimo Urban Crash Bike Base Winners Announced

The Trimo Urban Crash competition asks students to design a unique modular space solution made from Trimo products and the products of their partners. This year, the aim was to encourage aspiring designers of urban space towards a bolder, more ambitious approach to understanding architecture and its place in the larger urban environment through the design of a creative urban meeting point – the Bike Base. Manus Leung from the Faculty of Built Environment at University of New South Wales, Australia and Kacper Krywult from the Faculty of Architecture / Warsaw University of Technology, Poland were announced as the overall winners for their project SHIFT. More images and information on the winners after the break.

Footbridge in Ljubljana / Arhitektura d.o.o.

  • Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Design Team: Peter Gabrijelčič, Boštjan Gabrijelčič, Gregor Cipot
  • Collaborators: Tomaž Budkovič, Daniel Zorec, Simon Sever
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Arhitektura d.o.o.

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Water Temple / twelveplus

Courtesy of Water Temple Workshop
Courtesy of Water Temple Workshop

Architects: twelveplus Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia Architect In Charge: Kieran Donnellan Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of Water Temple Workshop

Courtesy of Water Temple Workshop
Courtesy of Water Temple Workshop
Courtesy of Water Temple Workshop
Courtesy of Water Temple Workshop
Courtesy of Water Temple Workshop
Courtesy of Water Temple Workshop
Courtesy of Water Temple Workshop
Courtesy of Water Temple Workshop

Vander Hotel / Sadar + Vuga

  • Architects: Sadar + Vuga
  • Location: Krojaška Ulica, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Area: 220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: David Lotric, Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič

Video: Baroque Court Apartments / OFIS Architects

Created by Carniolus, the video above very elegantly gives you a pretty good description of the Baroque Court Apartments, designed by OFIS Architects. A residential block in the historic city center of Ljubljana, Slovenia, the project is positioned to feature an internal courtyard and open-air contemporary glass light well. The inward-facing transparent enclosure was revitalized to create opportunities for communication between apartments at different levels.

NUK II National Library Proposal / BARCODE Architects

Courtesy of BARCODE Architects
Courtesy of BARCODE Architects

The proposal for the NUK II National Library, designed by BARCODE Architects, presents a clever and pure univocal shape despite the great complexity of the given plot. By making the design compact and by moving volume from its base to the top, the building makes way and shows the characteristic ruins of Roman Emona on site, while at the same time this creates a public square along the important city junction. Prominently sited at a junction in the heart of perhaps the most important academic centre in Eastern Europe, the 20.000m2 project seeks to become a compelling architectural landmark. More images and architects’ description after the break.

National and University Library / Studio Kalamar

Designed by Studio Kalamar, the proposal for the National and University Library in Ljubljana, Slovenia connects itself to the urban fabric of the square in a clear, but quiet fashion. As the dynamic volume mimics the dynamic surrounding environment, an atrium is created between, thus introverting the urban energies into a peaceful atmosphere appropriate for studying, which is surrounded by a cloister, vertically repeated four times. The program is comprised of four program units: free access library, storage and archive facilities, work units – expert library services, and the archaeological heritage of Roman Emona. Emona lies beneath the surface level, so the three remaining units are used as the base for volume composition. More images and architects’ description after the break.