The Library under the Treetops offers spaces for free outdoor reading, browsing and indulging ourselves to public. For some years now the project has been produced by the Divja Misel (Wild Thought) Institute. In this summer, the courtyard of the EU House in Ljubljana, an old town house next to Breg, the main promenade of the centre of Ljubljana, has been turned into an outdoor library. Despite being recently refurbished, the courtyard wasn’t a cozy space, inviting one spend more time, because of inappropriate choice of materials and use of space. In order to turn the courtyard into an inviting European Library under the Treetops, a wooden terrace has been installed under a temporary green canopy. Thus a pleasant and inviting environment for outdoor reading was created.
The European Library under the Treetops will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10-13h.
The quest for the perfect city, a portrait of Edvard Ravnikar 53’
Produced by: RTV Slovenija, Documentary programe, 2002/2003
Directed, written and edited by: Amir Muratović
Director of photography: Ubald Trnkoczy
Architect Oton Jugovec, documentary feuilleton, 19’
Produced by: RTV Slovenija, Documentary programe, 2001
Directed and written by: Amir Muratović Edited by: Aleš Dolinar
Camera: Žiga Koritnik
Two films Portrait of architect Maks Fabiani and Fabiani : Plečnik ADDRESS Kristalna palača, Šmartinska c. 152, Ljubljana
The design of the Ekoprodukt warehouse clearly communicates the company’s commitment to natural and ecological values. The purity of architectural expression, characteristic of industrial buildings, outlines the ecological potential of office buildings. The wooden structure made from cross laminated solid wood panels combined with steel elements and the facade creatively illustrate the company’s main occupation, which deals with timber. The thermal insulation is made from organic materials while the roofing foil comes from recycled tires. Together with low energy consumption, the building is an example of sustainable architecture, conforming to specific environmental and economic criteria.
Baza 20 Oton Jugovec / 1986 ADDRESS Spomeniško območje Kočevski Rog Baza 20
During World War II the political and military leadership of the Liberation Front of the Slovene Nation and other Partisan Movements was established in Baza 20. Its location was never discovered until the end of the war. The memorial building, completed in the 1980’s features a multipurpose hall, where traditional building methods are combined with modernist elements.
New wooden nursery, constructed in the passive standard, is situated in a green environment close to the primary school. It is designed with three parts: central elevated part and two wings with the rooms. Kindergarten could be extended for two furthe rooms. In the central part of the ground floor there is room for sports, multipurpose room, on the first floor there are service, administrative areas and kitchen. Kindergarten is heated from an existing biomass boiler in Preddvor. On the roof mounted photovoltaics is kindergarten. The building is energy-efficient, optimized.
Warehouse in Medana Studio UR.A.D., Boštjan Kikelj, Klemen Pavlin / 2011 ADDRESS Medana 53, 5212 Dobrovo v Brdih
The Medana warehouse is located on a steep hillside on the outskirts of Medana, next to the access road. Its form follows the shapes of neighbouring buildings. The client's wanted a modern facility for storing wine bottles that would represent the character of his wines. Because the plot was quite small and very steep, the warehouse extends over several levels, uncommon for a storage facility. An industrial elevator connecting all floors thus becomes the functional core of the building. The architecture and the signage are so discreet that it’s difficult to spot the building in the silhouette of the village, despite its contemporary design.
Water temple Kieran Donnellan / 2012 ADDRESS Levo nabrežje Ljubljanice pred Plečnikovimi zapornicami
This temporary exhibition pavilion was built during the MEDS workshop in Ljubljana in August 2012. The wooden pavilion was built using CNC technology and wood bending techniques. Curved and sharp edges of the pavilion evoke the atmosphere of a boat, which at first seems loosely placed among the line of trees, beside a sluice gate built by Jože Plečnik. That moment of stepping from dry land onto a water based vessel is imitated in the Water Temple, when a visitor takes their first tentative step onto the sliced tree-trunks which are placed, unfixed, throughout the pool. Sponsor: DamaHaus.
walk around projects by prostoRož at Tabor prostorož / 2012 ADDRESS otroško igrišče pred hotelom Park, Tabor 9, 1000 Ljubljana
Girls from the group ProstoRož, as the citizens and designer of open public spaces, will take you through how the Tabor area and presented how they developed in collaboration with the local community new areas where residents and by-passers can meet and socialize. The Initiative Bunker which takes care for integration, participation of all individuals and organizations in the neighborhood Tabor and also cultural activities, local involvement and regulation of public space, has created in the last two years in this district quite a lot of changes.
House above the city Barbara Žižić, Atelje pomlad, Nina Vastl / 2011
The House above the City is situated on the edge of the forest, with beautiful panoramic views towards Novo mesto. The design of the house connects the interior with the exterior, maximizing the functionality of all the rooms, makes use of natural lightning, and features a garden that can be used all year round. Simple shape and functional layout characterize the house. This energy efficient house made from internationally certified wood and other natural materials. The house is heated with gas and a fireplace, while the roof features solar panels.
Škrabec Homesteadis locatedin the center od the village Hrovača.The originalhomesteadin the 19thnextcentury was comprising ofa mess,granary,barnandhay,allfully made of wood.In 1998, thecurrent ownerJanezŠkrabecbeganwith the renovation offamilyfarmhouse,which wascompleted in 2002by erecting a newbarn.Škrabec HomesteadBarnwasthehome ofthe largestcommercialbuilding on the farm. The renovationwasrespecful towards the originalimageappearance.The interior has beentransformed intoa spaciousseminarhall-gallerythat holdsbusiness meetingsandcultural events.
Exhibition and sales facility in the concert hall in the cave Studio Stratum, Peter Šenk, Polona Filipič, Grega Tramte / 2011 ADDRESS Postojnska jama, Jamska cesta 30, 6230 Postojna
Exhibition and sales area with toilets is built on the site of the old building in the Concert Hall of the cave. Construction took into account the conservation requirements to minimize impact on the natural values. Dictated the use of appropriate not-organic building materials, adapted to be easily transported to the cave train and manually installing. Exhibition and sales facility is designed in two parts. Part of the pavilion is a transparent with four exits, designed in the shape of the letter S, which follows the natural wall. The interior of the building acts as a single flexible space for exhibits and mobile equipment. The building has s sustainable system of heating and ventilation and the first underground biological treatment plant in Slovenia.
Extension to dwelling house Reichenberg arhitektura, Bogdan Reichenberg, Gregor Reichenberg, Rok Plohl / 2009
Visually unified treated extension is a contrast to the classic image of the old house, but they form together a coherent whole. Designing a new extension facade bears a strong visual notion using virtual central stone monolith and transparent wooden part, which respond to the internal functions. Extensions elongated design harmonises conditions and site conditions. Ground floor apartment for the grandparents is oriented to the garden. Two-level apartment on the first floor connects the extension and the old house. The rooms open on to a small intimate terraces.
Baroque Court Apartments Ofis, Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik / 2012 ADDRESS Stritarjeva ulica 3, 1000 Ljubljana
The renovation included three Baroque block houses with a shared internal court in the old city center. The brief required to connect the houses into one single unit with the 12 apartments around the small internal court. The ground floor was used as a bookshop and the spaces above on the first floor were used for offices and last adapted in the early eighties. The internal court was rebuilt as a closed it became a new central communicating space between levels and apartments, bringing natural light and natural ventilation and cooling into the apartment spaces that overlook the court. Historical stone arches, pillars and slabs were discovered during the construction, and these elements become part of the interior. They form visible reflections on the glazed envelope.
A single-family home is stands on a steep terrain in the rural suburbs of Ljubljana. The house is a singular volume, clad in dark fiber-cement panels that wrap the house all around. The back of the house is raised to make the space for a covered driveway. The house is pitched onto a concrete core that houses the staircase and the service spaces. The interior features a ramp that follows the profile of the terrain and connects the living room with the raised gallery.
A Walking tour of New Infrastructure of Bled Miha Kajzelj, Sandra Banfi, Iztok Lemanjič, Iztok Kavčič, Multiplan, Bruto ADDRESS Zbor pri sodniškem stolpu v Zaki
Miran Kambič, Bor Dobrin, Mihael Grmek, arhiv Bruto
The walking tour will be guided by Janez Fajfar, the mayor of Bled. The tour will demonstrate the newly built infrastructure for rowing competitions: The Judging Tower and Mala Zaka (Miha Kajzelj, Sandra Banfi, Iztok Lemanjič, Iztok Kavčič, 2010) and the Rowing Centre Viewing Platforms (Aleš Žnidaršič, Katja Žlajpah, Primož Grabnar/Multiplan, 2010, as well as the new Path to the Bled Castle (Matej Kučina, Urban Švegl, Eva Prosen / Bruto, 2011).
AWARDS: Plecnik medal 2012, Plecnik Medal 2011
Ljubljana City Hall - Black bar Zveza društev slepih in slabovidnih Slovenije / 2012 ADDRESS Mestni trg 1, 1000 Ljubljana
Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted of Slovenia will prepare an event that will present the importance of vision and other senses in a darkened room of City Hall. In complete darkness there will happen s few events that will disturb our senses: hearing, touch, taste, smell. Many will feel the importance of vision, but also how important can be also all other senses. Blind and partially sighted people want to contribute content to the OHS, but the event also noted the World Day of vision, which this year will be the 11th October, the International Day for the white bars, which marks the 15th October each year.
Event: Town Hall, entrance through the main atrium, right past the glass atrium into the right atrium through the hallway and left the room where the black bar.
Primary school Brezovica Sonet, Slavko Gabrovšek / 2010 ADDRESS Šolska ulica 15, 1351 Brezovica
Low-energy elementary school was built on the site of the old school and it is three times larger. Despite new ventilation and the largness it consumes half the energy, and water consumption by installing rainwater tanks is reduced by two-thirds. From the demolished building they reused bricks, concrete, glass, soil, decking and wooden brackets. Building with excellent thermal insulation, flexible exterior shades and exploitation of solar energy provides thermal comfort at an extremely low power consumption (7.37 W/m3). Oil consumption for heating buildings fell from 9.84 to 1.78 l/m2 l/m2. The rational decision-making and reducing energy consumption in all parts of the construction process and the use of building a new facility is a good example, which contributes to less energy-dependent low-carbon society.