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OFIS architects: baroque court apartments
jan 30, 2012
OFIS architects: baroque court apartments


‘baroque court apartments’ by OFIS architects, ljubljana, slovenia
images © tomaz gregoric & jan celeda
all images courtesy of OFIS architects

 

 

slovenian practice OFIS architects has recently completed ‘baroque court apartments’, a residential block in the historic
city center of ljubljana, slovenia. positioned opposing the robba fountain and within the vicinity of plecnik’s bridges,
this renovation of three adjacent homes transforms an originally contained internal courtyard into an open-air contemporary glass
light well. the street elevations have been maintained in accordance with heritage rules while the inward-facing transparent enclosure
has been revitalized to create opportunities for communication between apartments at different levels.

 

 


video © OFIS architects, produced by carniolus

 

 


aerial view

 

 

twelve units are arranged around the central void which overlooks a ground level garden.
the surface’s reflective finish increases illumination levels within the narrow chasm,
introducing daylight into the open floor plans which maximize natural light sources.
placed inside the curtain wall, the historical stone arches, pillars and slabs which were discovered during construction
become interior elements, and similarly reflect through the glass. ventilation from the court circulates through the dwellings
while the roof top residences receive cooling breezes eliminating the need for additional air conditioning.

 

 


(left) entry
(right)
street elevation

 

 


(left) stair at ground level
(right) stairs

 

 


(left) stairs
(right) apartment interior

 

 


bathroom

 

 


sub-grade corridor

 

 


upward view through internal courtyard

 

 


(left) aerial view of internal void
(right) roof terrace

 

 


rooftop apartments

 

 


rooftop apartments

 

 


ground level of courtyard

 

 


roof terrace

 

 


corridor wrapping courtyard

 

 


courtyard at night

 

 


original structure

 

 


model

 

 


model

 

 


model

 

 


context plan

 

 


site plan

 

 


floor plan / level 0
2. entrance
3. store room

 

 


floor plan / level 1
2. entrance
4. living room
5. bedroom
6. bathroom
7. kitchen
8. toilet
9. wardrobe
10. studio
11. utility

 

 


floor plan / level 2
2. entrance
4. living room
5. bedroom
6. bathroom
7. kitchen
8. toilet
9. wardrobe
10. studio
11. utility

 

 


floor plan / level 3
4. living room
5. bedroom
6. bathroom
7. kitchen
8. toilet
9. wardrobe
10. studio

 

 


floor plan / level 4
5. bedroom
6. bathroom
7. kitchen
9. wardrobe

 

 


floor plan / level -1
1. basement

 

 


section

 

 


section

 

 


section

 

 


section

 

 


programmatic diagram

 

 

project info:

 

 

location: ljubljana historical city centre

type: residential apartments
client: dzs d.d

site area: 692 m2

bldg. area: 692 m2

gross floor area: 2.420 m2

coverage ratio: 0,38

gross floor ratio: 3,50

structure: reinforced concrete and steel
max. height: 18.32 m
inner space: 2.178 m2
project team:

 ofis arhitekti d.o.o.

rok oman
, spela videcnik, 
andrej gregoric, 
janez martincic
, janja del linz, 
laura carroll, 
erin durno
, leonor coutinho,

maria trnovska, 
jolien maes
, sergio silva santos
, grzegorz ostrowski
, javier carrera
, magdalena lacka
, estefania lopez tornay
, nika zufic
structural engineering: elea ic d.o.o.

mechanical engineering:
 isp d.o.o.

electrical engineering: 
eurolux d.o.o.


photo: 
tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

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