Video: Farewell Chapel / OFIS Arhitekti

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

We now present the second video (of three) that Marco Mazzotta produced showing some more details and spaces of this great building.

Video: Ljubljana City Museum / OFIS arhitekti

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Back in 2008 we published the extension and renovation of the Ljubljana City Museum by OFIS arhitekti. Now they shared on their twitter account this video update made by Marco Mazzotta that shows some more details and diagrams of the project.

In Progress: The Cultural Center of European Space Technologies / Bevk Perovic arhitekti, Dekleva Gregoric arhitekti, OFIS arhitekti, Sadar Vuga arhitekti

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Architects: Bevk Perovic arhitekti, Dekleva Gregoric arhitekti, OFIS arhitekti, Sadar Vuga arhitekti
Location: Vitanje, Slovenia
Noordung Space Technologies Center concept & producer: Dragan Zivadinov, Miha Tursic
Graphic design: Atelje Balant
Client / project coordinator: Vitanje Community (for /Srecko Fijavz)
Project Year: 2008-2011
Images & Photographs: Courtesy of OFIS architekti

Video: Football Stadium FC Bate Borisov / OFIS arhitekti

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

Football Stadium FC Bate Borisov / OFIS arhitekti

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

Shopping Pillow Terraces / OFIS arhitekti

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Ljubljana City Council has approved the project ‘Shopping Pillow Terraces’, by -based OFIS arhitekti. The project, a commercial and residential complex located on a main pedestrian street in Ljubljana City Center will begin its construction next year. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Garden City K66 / OFIS arhitekti

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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.

OFIS arhitekti need local offices in Belarus and Russia

Football Stadium in Maribor

-based OFIS arhitekti (see their projects here) are looking for a local office around Minsk, Belarus and Sochi, to work with two sports projects (a football stadium and a building for Winter Olympics).

If you’re interested in working with OFIS arhitekti please send a mail to ofis@ofis.si.

Rose Garden Islands / OFIS Arhitekti

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Architects: OFIS Arhitekti
Location: Ljubljana,
Directors in Charge: Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik
Project Team: Andrej Gregorič, Janez Martinčič, Janja Del Linz, Katja Aljaz, Anna Breda, Cristian Gheorghe, Kasia Bernatek, Magdalena Lacka
Project Area: 18,000 sqm + 8,000 sqm underground parking
Design Year: 2008-2010

Two Nest Village / OFIS Arhitekti

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Slovenian architects OFIS Architekti shared with us this affordable sustainable housing project in El Paso, Texas.

The proposal separates the site in two roughly equal halves: North and South. The North is proposed for Phase II of the development, because its corner location suited best as commercial or mixed use development. Housing complex is located in more quiet, southern part of the plot and is gathered in a form of a nest – living mount of apartments, stuck one above another. The form makes a perfect shape as a shield protecting the units from sun and wind and the other hand offers quality environment: light, well ventilated with created different types of shared areas, both external and internal. Apartment units are orientated towards the internal park or towards the exterior. With its orientation keep intimacy and opened views to inhabitants. Apartments on level +1 around the internal park have atriums and terraces connected to the plaza.

Building of the Year 2009, Religious: Farewell Chapel / OFIS Arhitekti

Architect: OFIS arhitekti
Location: ,
Competition Year: 2005
Construction Year: 2008-2009
Design Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez martincic, Magdalena Lacka, Katja Aljaz, Martina Lipicer
Constructed Area: 135 sqm (70 sqm of inner space & 65 sqm of external space)
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric

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AD Interviews: OFIS Arhitekti

While in Croatia, I took some time to visit Ljubljana, , and interview OFIS Arhitekti. The practice was founded in 1998 by partners Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik, both graduates from the Ljubljana architecture school and the Architectural Association.

OFIS has produced a high amount of buildings in the last years, with very good examples in housing: Izola Social Housing, Shopping Roof Apartments, Tetris Apartments, Lace Apartments, Student apartment studios and the Backbone Village Houses.

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But the firm has also being involved in retail (Mercator), religious architecture (Farewell Chapel), and some houses such as the Alpine Hut and Villa Old Oaks (full list of OFIS projects previously featured at ArchDaily). Clearly, dealing with different types of clients (individuals, state, real state) is not a problem for this young office.

What I liked about the interview was to see how responsible this young firm feels as a generation in terms of building the image of Slovenia, a new nation that has been trough many changes in the last years, specially in terms of opening to the rest of the world.

Backbone Village Houses / OFIS arhitekti

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Architects: OFIS arhitekti
Location: Podpec,
Project Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Javier Carrera, Janez Martincic, Katja Aljaz
Each Plot Area: 420 sqm
Each House Area: 110 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2010
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric

Office, Store & shop concrete container / OFIS Arhitekti

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Architect: OFIS arhitekti
Location: Trata, Skofja Loka,
Competition Year: 2005
Construction Year: 2008-2009
Project leaders: Rok Oman & Spela Videcnik
Design Team: Andrej Gregoric, Katja Aljaz, Janez Martincic, Magdalena Lacka
Budget: $180,000 Euro
Site Area: 2,500 sqm
Constructed Area: 1,080 sqm
Project year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric

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Farewell Chapel / OFIS Arhitekti

Architect: OFIS arhitekti
Location: ,
Competition Year: 2005
Construction Year: 2008-2009
Design Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez martincic, Magdalena Lacka, Katja Aljaz, Martina Lipicer
Constructed Area: 135 sqm (70 sqm of inner space & 65 sqm of external space)
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric

Sports Park Stozice / SADAR + VUGA, with KSS + MYSI + OFIS

Architects: Sadar Vuga Arhitekti (lead architect); KSS, London (consultant in sports architecture); MYSI, Tel Aviv (shopping centre concept); OFIS arhitekti, Ljubljana (architect shopping centre)
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Landscape Architects: AKKA, Ljubljana
Construction Engineering: Gradis; Atelier One, London
Mechanical Engineering: Lenassi; Jelen & Zaveršnik
Electrical Engineering: Elprojekt; UTRIS
Fire Engineering: EKOsystem
Client: Ljubljana City Municipality, Grep
Project year: 2007
Site Area: 182,000 sqm
Constructed Area: 460,720 sqm
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4 Islands in Maldives / OFIS arhitekti

Island 2 - Hadahaa

Architect: OFIS arhitekti
Location: Islands
Project Leaders: Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik
Design Year: 2004-2006
Further Development: 2009
Design Team: Nejc Batistic, Martina Lipicer, Marisa Baptista
3d Animations & Realisations: David Lozej, Jaka Zvan, Rok Jereb

Island 4 - Randheli Island 1 - Funamadua Island 3 - Konotta Island 2 - Hadahaa

6×11 Alpine hut / OFIS arhitekti

Architect: OFIS arhitekti
Location: Stara fuzina,
Design Year: 2007
Construction Year: 2008-2009
Design Team: Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik, andrej gregoric, anna breda
Constructed Area: 66 sqm
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric