For the Gruškovje Border Shop commission, Slovenian architecture firm Enota designed a 550m2 store situated between two roads. Since the project has an “undemanding program”, the architects decided to create a recognizable entity that would be treated in two different ways, depending upon which road the object was viewed.
More about the shop after the break.
The simple volume is an exercise on facade treatment as a way to construct an identifiable building, even if people are driving past the site. The project contains irregular geometries of seemingly folded planes that envelope a standard inner compartment. The roof and the longer sides are wrapped in a gold colored treatment while the two opposing surfaces are positioned to create a funnel shaped entrance.
project: Gruškovje border shop type: commission size: 550 M2 budget: 450.000 EUR client: Regal GH location: Gruškovje, Slovenia
architecture: enota project team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Matjaž Drinovec, Eva Matjašič, Marko Volf, Jure Kozin, Zana Starovič, Andreja Kvas, Nataša Mrkonjić, Dean Jukić, Sabina Sakelšek
All photography by Miran Kambic