Video: Hayrack Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

Located on the edge of , an alpine town in , 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.

Video: Shopping Roof Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

Above is a video by OFIS Arhitekti featuring their Shopping Roof Apartments project in . With the initial task from the client to build a new shopping mall on the plot of the existing one, their project cleverly proposed use of the shopping roof for additional volume-as new apartments. The organization of the housing and the envelope of the apartments open towards mountain views and the sun. Therefore the front, wooden facade is mostly transparent with panoramic windows.

Video: Alpine Hut / OFIS Arhitekti

OFIS Arhitekti shared with us a video they put together for their project, Alpine Hut. Situated in a small Alpine village, part of Triglav national park with very strict rules of construction and architectural design, the client bought the site together with existing construction permit for the generic project. Basically, the main task was to give the hut a new look, create a new veranda around the house and position the openings towards the views and increasing its sustainability.

Crossroad Offices Extension / OFIS Arhitekti

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The new extension for the Crossroad Offices by OFIS Arhitekti acts as a crossroad regulator between the existing villa and its approach from the street on the south side and the underground on the east side. The actual form derives from the main logical directions on the site to the main destinations as the new volume is positioned behind the existing villa with individual cut outs, ‘green bays’, in function of the extended external park coming into the pavilion. Inside they form divisions between internal spaces and create dynamic, light and calming atmosphere. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Level Apartment / OFIS Arhitekti

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Architects: OFIS Arhitekti
Location: Ljubljana,
Design Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Janja Del Linz, William Gibson, Estefania Lopez Tornay, Nika Zufic
Client: Private
Renovation Area: 115 sqm
Photographers: Tomaz Gregoric, Jan Celeda

Baroque Court Apartments / OFIS arhitekti

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Architects: OFIS arhitekti
Location: Ljubljana,
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 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 2,420 sqm
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric, Jan Celeda

Alpine Ski Apartments / OFIS arhitekti

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Architects: OFIS arhitekti
Location: , Slovenia
Client: GRADIS G Group d.d
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 457 sqm
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric & Jan Celeda

In Progress: Student apartment studios in Paris / OFIS

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We first brought you this project when OFIS won the design competition back in 2008. Here it is now under construction. For the renderings and further information check out our previous post.

More construction photos after the break.

Architect: OFIS arhitekti
Location: ,
Project leaders: Rok Oman & Špela Videčnik
Design Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Robert Janez, katja aljaz, Andrej Gregoric, Javier Carrera
Structural Engineering: INTEGRALE 4; Bruno PERSON
Mechanical, Electrical engineering & economy: Cabinet MTC; Cyril GANVERT
Photographs: Robert Janez

OFIS_open archive files 98-11 / OFIS Arhitekti

Our friends over at OFIS Arhitekti recently sent us a copy of their latest book that showcases their work, which includes a foreword from David Basulto, Founder & Editor of ArchDaily. We have featured a good deal of the projects featured in this book. If you would like a preview of what book offers check out our features, including a short interview and the Farewell Chapel, ArchDaily’s viewers’ choice for the 2009 building of the year in the religious category. Also check out part of David Basulto’s forward to this book after the break.

New Concept Stores for Jeweler Franchise Zlatarne Celje / OFIS arhitekti

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Architects: OFIS arhitekti
Location: ,
Design team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Sergio Silva Santos, Kiki Marien, Katja Aljaz, Janez Martincic, Janja Del Linz
Project year: 2010 – 2011
Photographs: OFIS arhitekti

In Progress: Student Apartment Studios in Paris / OFIS

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The Student Apartment Studios in Paris by OFIS involves designing a dormitory with 180 studios on the site of the Stade de Ladoumègue in Paris’s 19th district. Currently in construction phase the dormitory is part of an urban development done by Reichen & Robert architects.  Scheduled for completion for the end of 2011 the Student Apartment Studio in Paris will coordinate with the Paris tram which will open in early 2012.

Architects: OFIS arhitekti
Location: Rue des Petits Ponts, 19th district, Paris,
Design Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Robert Janez, katja Aljaz, Andrej Gregoric, Javier Carrera, Janez Martincic
Client: Competition Sponsor and Patron, Regie Immobiliere de la Ville de Paris
Project Area: 931 sqm
Project Year: 2008 – 2011

Video: Lace Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

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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: Tetris Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

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The Tetris Apartments is a project that we already published in 2008. This is an update video courtesy of slovenian architects OFIS arhitekti. The video focuses primarily on the very geometric shapes of the facade of the building.

Video: Villa Under Extension / OFIS Arhitekti

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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

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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, .

Video: The Ring Stadium / OFIS Arhitekti

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Located in , Slovenia, the Ring Stadium covers a variety of public programs other than the soccer field. This update video, courtesy of  OFIS arhitekti, showcases the work, which is already in use.

Video: Honeycomb Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

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

Video: Tetris Apartmens / OFIS Arhitekti

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This is the third video produced by Marco Mazzotta that Slovenian architects OFIS arhitekti shared with us. We already featured this project a couple of years ago with photographs and drawings, but through this video, mixing reality and digital models, we can see how people really use both common spaces and the interior of the apartments.