Villa Criss-Cross Envelope / OFIS Architects

© Tomaz Gregoric

Architects: OFIS Architects
Location: , Slovenia
Area: 340.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric

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

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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 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. 

Farewell Chapel Zgornji Tuhinj / Tria Studio

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Architects: Tria Studio
Location: 1219 Zgornji Tuhinj,
Design Team: Jernej Hočevar, Martin Lovrečić, Matevž Vrhovnik, Blaž Češka, Tjaša Justin
Area: 100.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Damjan Švarc

Compact Karst House / dekleva gregorič arhitekti

© Janez Marolt

Architects: dekleva gregorič arhitekti
Location: 6221 ,
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 štud. arh.
Area: 83.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Janez Marolt

Rafting Bridge / Arhitektura d.o.o.

© Miran Kambič

Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
Location: Celje,
Architect In Charge: Peter Gabrijelčič
Architect: Denis Rovan, Navor d.o.o.
Year: 2014
Photographs: Miran Kambič

Kindergarten in Ribnica / ARHI-TURA d.o.o

© Jorg Ceglar

Architects: ARHI-TURA d.o.o
Location: Majnikova ulica 3, 1310 Ribnica,
Area: 4500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jorg Ceglar

Kayak Club / Gril Kikelj Arhitekti

Courtesy of Boštjan Kikelj, Klavdij Kikelj

Architects: Gril Kikelj Arhitekti
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Matjaž Gril, Klavdij Kikelj
Site Area: 1700 M2
Area: 580.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Boštjan Kikelj, Klavdij Kikelj

2014 “Piran Days of Architecture” Explores the Complexities of Vision

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“What is the role of the architect as a visionary; can the architect (or should the architect) assume the position of social or urban orchestrator? Can architecture’s presence in a technocracy promote a vision outside of its intentions?” – Professor Paul Robinson

The thirty-second Piran Days of Architecture international conference will take place on November 22, organized around the central theme of Vision. The conference will explore a contemporary methodology for interpreting the myriad facets of an architect’s vision in the context of “increasing technological, sociopolitical, sociocultural and environmental demands.” 

Footbridge Ribja brv / Arhitektura d.o.o

© Miran Kambič

Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Peter Gabrijelčič, Boštjan Gabrijelčič
Year: 2014
Photographs: Miran Kambič

Milan Expo 2015: SoNo Arhitekti-Designed Pavilion to Represent Slovenia

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SoNo Arhitekti’s design for the Slovenian Pavilion has been chosen to represent the country at the 2015 Milan Expo. One of 142 participants, Slovenia’s pavilion will be based on the slogan, “I FEEL SLOVENIA. Green. Active. Healthy.”

The common thread in the manifests itself through a series of interactive and architectural elements throughout the pavilion. As the architects describe, “Five prismatical structures, positioned on the geometrically and dynamically designed surface, whose shape is reminiscent of a cultivated field, will represent Slovenian diverse geographical landscape and symbolize fundamental ideas of sustainable development.”

A House for the Best Years / Biro Gašperič

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Architects: Biro Gašperič
Location: 4207 Velesovo,
Architect In Charge: Matej Gašperič
Area: 192.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Virginia Vrecl

Single-family house in Curile / 3biro

© Miran Kambič

Architects: 3biro
Location: 8330 ,
Area: 245.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Miran Kambič

Kindergarten Mavrica / Breda Bizjak (BB arhitekti), Lidija Dragišić (Studio 360), Katja Florjanc, Emir Jelkić, Ajda Vogelnik Saje

© Miran Kambič

Architects: Breda Bizjak (BB arhitekti), Lidija Dragišić (Studio 360), Katja Florjanc, Emir Jelkić,
Location: Šolska ulica 5, 8250 Brežice,
Design Team: Breda Bizjak, Lidija Dragišić, Katja Florjanc, Emir Jelkić, Ajda Vogelnik Saje
Area: 3934.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Miran Kambič

Single-family House in Groharjevo / 3biro

© Miran Kambič

Architects: 3biro
Location: Groharjevo naselje, Škofja Loka,
Area: 33 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Miran Kambič

Venice Biennale 2014: Slovenia to Explore the “Culturalization” of Space

Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies; Matija Bevk, Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, , Vasa J. Perović, Jurij Sadar, Špela Videčnik, Boštjan Vuga, 2012, Photographer: Tomaž Maček. Image © KSEVT

Delving into the fundamentals of architecture by researching the work of Slovene engineer Herman Potočnik Noordung, the pioneer of space architecture, the Pavilion of at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale will explore concepts of “space culturalization.” Curated by the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT), The Problem of Space Travel – Supre:Architecture will parallel solutions from Science and Technology with the Arts and Humanities as a means of envisioning contemporary options for appropriating space.

The curatorial statement and more information, after the break…

Attic Apartment Bled / Arhitektura d.o.o.

© Jure Goršič

Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
Location: 4260 Bled,
Architect In Charge: Boštjan Gabrijelčič
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jure Goršič

The Black Barn / Arhitektura d.o.o.

© Miran Kambič

Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
Location: 8232 , Slovenia
Partners In Charge: Peter Gabrijelčič, Boštjan Gabrijelčič
Co Author: Aleš Gabrijelčič
Year: 2014
Photographs: Miran Kambič, Jure Goršič

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we’ve rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: . Check out the projects after the break…