Single-family House in Groharjevo / 3biro

© Miran Kambič

Architects: 3biro
Location: Groharjevo naselje, , Slovenia
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.

© Jure Goršič

Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
Location: 4260 ,
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 ,
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

© Miran Kambic

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

© Blaž Budja

Architects: Jereb in Budja arhitekti
Location: ,
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

© Matevž Paternoster

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

Ptuj Performance Center / ENOTA

© Miran Kambič

Architects: ENOTA
Location: ,
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.

Novo Mesto Central Market Competition Entry / Enota

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Situated in the very center of the historical town core, the central market feels somewhat removed today, being separated by its level and oriented towards the low-quality city space of Florjanov Square. Therefore, one of the basic guidelines for locating the new central market into the space must be to create the best possible entrance from the main square. Designed by Enota, the backbone of the new central market is formed by the covered Market Street, which lies on the level of main city square and connects the two spots closest to it on both access streets.

Trimo Urban Crash Bike Base Winners Announced

first place / Courtesy of Manus Leung and Kacper Krywult

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.

Development Spiral / Superform

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Architects: Superform
Location: ,
Project Team: Marjan Poboljsaj, Anton Zizek, Meta Zebre, Spela Jancar, Nac Zuber
Area: 1690.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kopterworx, Luka Kase

Podčetrtek Traffic Circle / Enota

© Miran Kambič

Designed by Enota, their just completed Traffic Circle in   marks the entrance to the dark monolithic volume of the municipal sports hall on one and the thermal spa complex on the other side of the regional road. With a primary intent to slow down the traffic in this consequently very busy area, the main accesses to both complexes also connect to the traffic circle. Its design also suggests a tectonic shift that has caused the road surface to bloat and belched out the massive blocks. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cultural Center of EU Space Technologies / Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti + SADAR + VUGA + OFIS architects + Bevk Perovic Arhitekti

© Tomaz Gregoric

Architects: Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti + SADAR + VUGA + OFIS architects + Bevk Perovic Arhitekti
Location: Vitanje,
Site Area: 5,175 sqm
Client: KSEVT, Vitanje Community and Ministery of Culture
Area: 2,505 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric, Miran Kambic

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.