OFIS architects: level apartment
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mar 13, 2012
OFIS architects: level apartment

‘level apartment’ by OFIS architects, ljubljana, slovenia
image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda
all images courtesy of OFIS architects

slovenian practice OFIS architects have recently completed ‘level apartment’, an apartment within an art nouveau structure
in the historic center of ljubljana, slovenia. Dating from 1902, the 5 storey residential block by architect C.M. koch overlooks
an adjacent square within a layered district of residential and mixed use buildings. previous an enclosed space, the new layout
features an open arrangement with areas instead are defined by elevating rooms to varied heights.

retaining only the dominant structural partitions, the continuous circulation maintains a feeling of a unified entity comprised
of smaller entities. storage and furniture were combined into the floors and walls using similar materials to connect each room.
steps to the sleeping and shower levels to conceal additional storage, adding to the uninterrupted flow. vintage doors,
windows and details were retained and refurbished maintaining the character of the original architecture.

image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

living room
image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

living room
image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

images © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

living room
image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

entry to bathroom from bedroom
image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

private bathroom and wardrobe area
image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

bathroom and adjacent wardrobe
imagse © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

(left) door to balcony
(right) steps to bathroom
image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

water closet
image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

entry elevation
image © tomaz gregoric, jan celeda

during construction

floor plan / level 0
1. entrance
2. living room
3. kitchen
4. studio
5. toilet
6. bathroom
7. wardrobe
8. bedroom
9. balcony

existing floor plan / level 0





progress concept diagram

construction intervention diagram

levels program diagram

levels program diagram

project info:

location: ljubljana historical city centre
type: residential apartment
client: private 

renovation area: 115 m2
project team: ofis arhitekti: rok oman, spela videcnik, andrej gregoric, janez martincic, janja del linz, william gibson,
estefania lopez tornay, nika zufic

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