‘lace apartments’ by OFIS architects, nova gorica
images © tomaz gregoric
the latest building by slovenian architecture firm OFIS architects is located in nova gorica, a town of 32,000 inhabitants.
the town lies near the slovenia-italy border and is known as the hottest town in the country during the
summer months and for its strong winter winds. the building uses a three-dimensional lace which embraces
the volume of the structure. this lace concept is also uses for functional elements such as roofs, pergolas,
dividing walls and balconies. these provide protection from the elements and privacy for its inhabitants.
additional aluminium shading panels can be added to shelter the balconies in the winter.