Slovene architecture

Home for the elderly Idrija

Ravnikar Potokar arhitekturni biro / 2012
LOCATION: Arkova ulica 4, 5280 Idrija

The building is designed as a modern, bright house resembling traditional architecture. Its basic motif are two rectangular volumes with a flat roof. Short lateral facades are predominantly closed, while the long ones are open, with embedded cubes. These are like single family homes, a kind of a paraphrase of the former homes of the residents. The home is divided into a partially open public part with a mixed program on the ground floor, a service part with an additional public program in the basement, and sleeping and living quarters on upper four floors.

Object information

Construction year
Ministrstvo za delo, družino in socialne zadeve

Technical team

Robert Potokar, Andrej Strehovec, Marjan Starič, Ajdin Bajrovič, Mateja Šetina, Carlos Graça
Interior designers
Andrej Strehovec, Maja Slapernik, Robert Potokar
Andrej Strehovec

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