House Re / SoNo Arhitekti

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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

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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’ exhibition. 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: , Slovenia
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

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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

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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 Slovenia, 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.

House MJ / kombinat.

© Matjaž Tančič & Klemen Ilovar

Architects: kombinat.
Location: Novo Mesto,
Design Team: Tomaž Čeligoj, Ana Grk, Blaž Kandus, Alenka Korenjak, Tina Rugelj, Tjaša Mavrič
Area: 247.11 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Matjaž Tančič & Klemen Ilovar

Administrative Center Jesenice / Studio Kalamar

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Architects: Studio Kalamar
Location: , Slovenia
Architect In Charge: Andrej Kalamar
Area: 2980 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of , Miran Kambič

Footbridge in Ljubljana Proposal / Arhitektura d.o.o.

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Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
Location: Ljubljana,
Design Team: Peter Gabrijelčič, Boštjan Gabrijelčič, Gregor Cipot
Year: 2012
Collaborators: Tomaž Budkovič, Daniel Zorec, Simon Sever
Renderings: Courtesy of Arhitektura d.o.o.

Water Temple / twelveplus

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Architects: twelveplus
Location: Ljubljana,
Architect In Charge:
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Water Temple Workshop

Vander Hotel / SADAR + VUGA

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Architects: SADAR + VUGA
Location: Krojaška Ulica, ,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 220 sqm
Photographs: Miran Kambič, David Lotric

Villa “On the deck into life” / Superform

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Architects: Superform
Location: , Mozirje,
Architects: Marjan Poboljsaj, Anton Zizek
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 420 sqm
Photographs: Miran Kambic

Video: Baroque Court Apartments / OFIS Architects

Created by Carniolus, the video above very elegantly gives you a pretty good description of the Baroque Court Apartments, designed by OFIS Architects. A residential block in the historic city center of , Slovenia, the project is positioned to feature an internal courtyard and open-air contemporary glass light well. The inward-facing transparent enclosure was revitalized to create opportunities for communication between apartments at different levels.