The Plečnik collection is a monument of national significance consisting of a complex of Plečnik's houses at 4–6 Karunova street with the preserved original inventories and an adjacent garden with a lapidarium. The architect Jože Plečnik moved to a single-storey house at 4 Karunova street in Ljubljana’s Trnovo district in 1921. In the 1923-25 period the house was expanded westward by a cylindrical annex. After having bought the neighbouring house in 1929, Plečnik arranged a winter garden to the south. It is here that the master lived his isolated and unconventional life in privacy until his old age.
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The outbuildings of the Ormož castle were architecturally renovated in order to restore and to present them in a contemporary manner, while adding some necessary amenities. One part of the renovated building is used exhibition rooms of the archaeological and ethnographical collection of the Regional Museum Ptuj Ormož, while the other part is used by the Ormož Music School . Brick, the traditional local building material is the main motive of the renovation. By using brick, the renovation of the Ormož castle preserves the traditional local building methods which originate in ancient history.
Špela Kuhar and Robert Potokar, the authors of the the architectural guidebook "Let's see the city - Ljubljana" featuring architectural walks and sights, are preparing a guided tour of the city, aimed especially at families and children. If you would like to learn something new and interesting about the city of Ljubljana, your are invited to attend the tour on Saturday 8th October at 11 am at the Three Bridges.
Koolhaas Houselife, documentary film Ila Beka, Louise Lemoine / 2008 ADDRESS Zunanji prostor rektorata Univerze na Primorskem, Koper
Koolhaas HouseLife offers an exceptionally spontaneous portrait of one of the masterpieces of contemporary architecture of the last ten years: the House in Bordeaux, designed by the Pritzker Price winner architect Rem Koolhaas. Unlike most movies about architecture, this film speaks about the building, its structure, its materials, and its virtuosity through the observation of the invisible sphere of the daily intimacy. This is realized through the stories and daily chores of the home’s caretaker and housekeeper. An uncommon visit that opens a surprisingly human look at the spaces and structure of this incredible building.
National Assembly of SLovenia Vinko Glanz / 1959 ADDRESS Šubičeva ulica 4, 1000 Ljubljana
The National Assembly of Slovenia is housed in a monumental freestanding building that interprets the classicist layout through modernist language. The architect of the National Assembly Vinko Glanz carefully chose materials and designed furnishings while paying excessive attention to details and building elements. The interior of the building follows the footsteps of Jože Plečnik and his approach to designing the space. The great assembly hall was renovated in 2000 by architects Sonja Miculinić, Darja Valič, and Albina Kindlhofer who got the commission through an architectural competition.
Architectural Tour Maribor Maruša Zorec / 2011 ADDRESS Vetrinjska ulica 30, 2000 Maribor
The Alpine Museum derives its, at first sight unconventional shape from traditional local building forms while focusing on energy efficiency. The building is clad in gray metal with vertical stripes that correspond to traditional wooden mountain shelters used by shepherds. Large windows open towards the best views towards the surrounding mountains. At the moment the Alpine museum, consists of exhibition spaces, multimedia auditorium, souvenir shop and offices extended over 1200m2, but in the future additional 800 m2 are planned for exhibition spaces.
The Franciscan chapel is a small quiet space dedicated to solitary meditation. It is set on the the main Ljubljana square, but once through the discretely designed door that separates the hustle and bustle of a busy Prešernov Square, the atmosphere of the space allows the visitors to find the inner peace. The interior is shaped by a stone wall that separates the main altar from the entrance. The wall in the back is made of wood and it comprises a niche with a statue and a small space for quiet conversation. The rest of the furniture is simple and neutral. The Franciscan chapel, which is set next to the large and busy Franciscan Church and represents its smaller, quieter and more intimate counterpart.
The elder people's home is located in the centre of the Hodoš village. Apart from the school and the municipal building it is one of the few public buildings in the village, offering a programme geared towards outside visitors in addition to stationary rooms. Following the traditional local typology, the building is L-shaped with an inner atrium. The pitched roof is higher on the sunny side to let more light into the building while the windows frame the best views. The gentle undulated shape seamlessly inserts the building into its surroundings
Despite its unattractive industrial environment the Linde MPA office building promises a motivating and welcoming working environment for employees and visitors. The building is isolated from its surrounding by a rough but nevertheless intricately detailed concrete wall that controls the views towards outside. Fine details reveal the intention of creating a high quality work environment that opens into a pleasant green atrium, used for relaxation. The idea of an inspiring workplace continues at the topmost floor of the building where a recreation room and social rooms are set.
AUTHORS / Vesna in Matej Vozlič, sodelavci: Grega Bizjak,Tomaž Slak, Klemen Vodnik
The residence with offices, located in the centre of Novo mesto comprises of two interlinked units; the office part is set along the road while the residential wing is pushed back towards the garden. Both wings of the building are connected on the inside. The house opens towards the exterior with a nice terrace with a view of the backyard garden.
Hostel Situla Bazaar, Tomaž Slak / 2008 ADDRESS Dilančeva ulica 1, 8000 Novo Mesto
The legendary »Pri vodnjaku« restaurant in the ground floor, former apartments above the restaurant, and the neighbouring house around the corner have been merged together and converted into a youth hostel. Situla hostel is located in the Novo mesto old Town, so the exterior had to remain unchanged, while the interior is functionally adapted to the needs of a youth hostel. One guest room after another leads the visitor through a maze of passages, staircases, and external corridors all the way to the cosy common dormitory in the attic. Tall the furniture and graphics have also been redesigned as a part of the renovation.
The Rakar restaurant is a traditional Slovenian farmhouse which has been recently extended with a small hotel. The restaurant is in the former main building – hiša, while the hotel is housed in the new adjacent, subordinate to the main building. All the hotel rooms are facing to the sunnier and quieter eastern side, while the corridor leading to the restaurant is on the noisier inner side. The building is so narrow that its low set roof fits in the rural surrounding. Predominant materials - wood and stone – match the traditional building materials of the Dolenjska region.
The Square with the Open Altar follows the concept by Jože Plečnik from the late 1930’s, but the orientation of the square has been shifted. The main feature – the altar itself - is placed on the long side of the square in order to maximize the communication between the priest and the believers. New elements touch the perimeter wall of the square, while the service spaces are located behind it, to keep them away from the view. When the altar is closed, the square is dominated by the church; however, by opening the large dark altar door, the altar comes to the fore and emits a warm glow.
Bicycle tour of Ljubljana's architectural heritage. Requirements: technically impeccable bicycle and comportment in compliance with traffic regulations and organizers' instructions. Among others we will see the works by Plečnik, Šubic and Ravnikar. The tour will take approximately 2 hours. Come with the bikes.
Have you ever tried an access ramp, a curb ramp or uneven surfaces on a wheel chair? Could you be in a crowd with your eyes closed? Have you ever communicated without sounds? We invite you to try yourself out in the roles of people with different disabilities. You can experience the challenges that about 170.000 Slovenes face daily and will understand the need to design spaces that are accessible for everyone.
Organizers: The Council for the removal of architectural and communication barriers in the Municipality of Ljubljana (SOAKO), Association of Paraplegic of Ljubljana, Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted of Slovenia, Project g.
Chamber of Trade - Constitutional Court Jože Plečnik / 1927 ADDRESS Beethovnova 10, 1000 Ljubljana
The exterior of the Constitutional Court building, also known as the Plečnik Palace, far from prepares visitors and architecture enthusiasts for the beauty and splendour of its interior. Every detail has a certain symbolic meaning linking modern architecture to its roots in Antiquity whose heirs, according to Plečnik's firm conviction, include Slovenes.
Guided tour by dr. Damjan Prelovšek.
AUTHOR / Jože Plečnik
Alpine Hotel Celjska Koca Arhitektura Krušec / 2007 ADDRESS Pečovnik 31, 3000 Celje
The new Alpine hotel set on an exposed natural plateau above the city of Celje is a unique dominant in the mountain landscape. The shape of the building with a sun terrace on one side takes into account the steep slope that allows unhindered panoramic view over the valley. Preserving the view guided the design of the interior spaces. The design of the façade follows the principles of construction applied in building Slovene barns and hayracks, featuring a double facade with an outer transparent layer of horizontal laths made of untreated larch wood.
AUTHORS / Arhitektura Krušec (Lena Krušec, Tomaž Krušec, Vid Kurinčič)
The client wanted a recognizable technologically advanced office building with low energy consumption. The reinforced concrete building is shaped as an abstract water droplet with eye-popping red facade. The building is separated from its immediate surroundings in an industrial zone surrounding by a layer of trees.
AUTHOR / Nande Korpnik
AWARDS / 2008 Green Building Endorser, awarded by the European Comission
Youth hostel Ajdovščina occupies former Italian army barracks renovated in accordance with traditional local building methods. Interior spaces spread out towards the exterior: skylights look out into poplar canopies, corridors extend outwards through window slits in the facade while the ground floor common room merges into the park through large windows. The clever interior design is nice and attractive.
AUTHORS / Janko Rožič, Gašper Drašler, Matjaž Suhadolc