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

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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, ’s pavilion will be based on the slogan, “I FEEL . Green. Active. Healthy.”

The common thread in the exhibition 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 ,
Architect In Charge: Matej Gašperič
Area: 192.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Virginia Vrecl

Single-family house in Curile / 3biro

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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

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Architects: Breda Bizjak (BB arhitekti), Lidija Dragišić (Studio 360), , Emir Jelkić, Ajda Vogelnik Saje
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

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Architects: 3biro
Location: Groharjevo naselje, ,
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, Rok Oman, 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.

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

The Black Barn / Arhitektura d.o.o.

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Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
Location: 8232 ,
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…

House Katarina / multiPlan arhitekti

Architects: multiPlan arhitekti
Location: Topol Nad Ljubljano, Ljubljana,
Designers: Katja Žlajpah, Aleš Žnidaršič
Design Team: Vesna Vraničar, Martina Ferfila
Area: 230.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Peter Giodani, Miran Kambič

Air Traffic Control Center / SADAR + VUGA

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Architects: SADAR + VUGA
Location: Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU), Zg. Brnik 130a, 4210 Brnik,
Design Team: Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Špela Štern, Tomaž Krištof, Miha Čebulj, Aleksandar Lalić
Landscape Architecture: LANDSCAPE
Area: 2350.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Miran Kambic

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

In 2014, the 24th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana (BIO), , 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.

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, BIO builds on the event’s tradition and history, advancing into an experimental, collaborative territory where design is employed as a tool to question and transform ideas about industrial production, public and private space, and pre-established systems and networks. Organized by MAO, the Museum of Architecture and Design, BIO 50 is curated by Belgian critic and curator Jan Boelen, founder and artistic director of Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Head of the Master department Social Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, and chairman of the Flemish Committee for Architecture and Design.

Occupational Activity Center INCE Mengeš / Jereb in Budja arhitekti

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Architects: Jereb in Budja arhitekti
Location: Mengeš,
Architect In Charge: Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja
Project Team: Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja, Sara Zorzut, Grega Smrekar, Nina Majoranc, Tadeja Božičnik
Landscape Architecture: Dr. Dušan Stupar, Krajinaris
Area: 1650.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Blaž Budja

House Re / SoNo Arhitekti

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Architects: SoNo Arhitekti
Location: , Slovenia
Architect In Charge: Edvard Blažko, Marko Volk
Area: 307.9 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Matevž Paternoster

Ptuj Performance Center / ENOTA

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Architects: ENOTA
Location: , Slovenia
Design Team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Polona Ruparčič, Andrej Oblak, Maruša Zupančič, Alja Černe, Tjaž Bauer, Petra Ostanek, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Nebojša Vertovšek
Area: 3,527 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Miran Kambič

‘Architecture and City’ Exhibition

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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’ 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.