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  7. Alpine Barn Apartment / OFIS Architects

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Alpine Barn Apartment / OFIS Architects

  • 10:00 - 10 June, 2015
Alpine Barn Apartment / OFIS Architects
Alpine Barn Apartment / OFIS Architects, © Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Municipality of Bohinj, Slovenia
  • Project Team

    Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Michele Albonetti, Maria Della Mea, Tomaž Cirkvencic, Pawel Nikkiel, Gözde Okyay, Maria Rosaria Ritonnaro, Ralea Toma Ioan Catalin, Grega Valencic, Vlad Popa, Tanja Veselic, Jade Manbodh, Roberta Costa
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Structural Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Lighting

    Arcadia lightwear
  • General Contractor

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© Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

Text description provided by the architects. Traditional landmarks creating a Slovenian countryside also include different types of farmhouses, hayracks and barns. Unfortunately many of these no longer serve its purpose, therefore are mostly in poor condition, non-maintained and often simply destroyed and replaced with generic housing. Only by embracing the traditions that have been passed on to by their ancestors ensure that the Slovene vernacular architecture* survives not just as national symbol, but also an integral part of the Slovenian rural lifestyle.

© Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

*a category of architecture based on local needs, construction materials and reflecting local traditions

© Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

Old Barn Revitalization.

The concept converts old barn into a loft apartment by leaving the original exterior appearance intact in contrast with creating a new internal wooden shell.

Courtesy of OFIS Architects
Courtesy of OFIS Architects

Originally, ground floor served as stable for stock and upper level for drying and storing hay and farm equipment. 

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
© Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

The existing ramp, which leads to the wooden deck above cattle area – is kept and serves as the main entrance to the new gallery apartment. The former external storage area next to the entrance is converted into the porch overlooking the Alps. All external wooden cladding and concrete roof slates are maintained, the only intervention are perforations into wooden parts behind internal windows and opening of the front porch.

© Tomaz Gregoric
© Tomaz Gregoric

Along the main volume between each existing wooden structure line are positioned living area, dining and raised bedroom. The auxiliary spaces like wardrobe, bathrooms, sauna, fireplace and kitchen are packed inside the service box displaced on the side behind the wall created by vertical planks. Guest bedroom is created above the terrace, opened as a gallery towards the main living space.

Exploded Axonometric
Exploded Axonometric

All internal shell (floors, walls, furniture) is made by deep-brushed local spruce.

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