TBC Bank Headquarters Competition Entry / Studio Kalamar

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The proposal for the TBC Bank Headquarters by Studio Kalamar is composed of new facades, a vestibule, and a new landscape design to transform it from an old military headquarters building. Main volumes are enfolded in a skin of triangular glass elements of four similar shades of glass, each with a 2° difference of declination from a vertical plane of the façade, and each in a different direction. These fragments are reflections of the sky into many crystalline elements, producing a very dynamic effect. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Administrative Center Jesenice / Studio Kalamar

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

National and University Library / Studio Kalamar

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Designed by Studio Kalamar, the proposal for the National and University Library in Ljubljana, connects itself to the urban fabric of the square in a clear, but quiet fashion. As the dynamic volume mimics the dynamic surrounding environment, an atrium is created between, thus introverting the urban energies into a peaceful atmosphere appropriate for studying, which is surrounded by a cloister, vertically repeated four times. The program is comprised of four program units: free access library, storage and archive facilities, work units – expert library services, and the archaeological heritage of Roman Emona. Emona lies beneath the surface level, so the three remaining units are used as the base for volume composition. More images and architects’ description after the break.

West Gate Office Building / Studio Kalamar

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Located in , on a corner site at the western entrance to the city, the composition of the West Gate office building, designed by Studio Kalamar, is defined by two office towers. The southern tower rises over the intersection, accentuating the direction towards the city with its sharp projecting corner while the lower northern wing serves as a background to the principal motive as its composition approaches the dynamic of railway traffic behind it. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Theatre Park / Studio Kalamar

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Architects: Studio Kalamar – Andrej Kalamar
Location: , Slovenia
Project area: 1,460 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Miran Kambič,