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Brief Published: 3 Feb 2012

Architecture Reborn, Slovenia


Pitting historic architecture against ultra-modern styling, Slovenian practice OFIS Architects has unveiled the brand new design of the Baroque Court Apartments in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It brings together three separate existing buildings to create a single residential block in the city centre.

The block has been transformed by the addition of a sleek wall of glass panels, forming a corridor-like enclosed space around the inside edge of the building. The architects hope this slice of transparency will encourage increased communication between residents as they see each other passing by on a daily basis.

To ensure the connection with (and a level of respect for) the original building isn’t lost, the interior architecture has been embellished with pillars, stone arches and stone slabs reclaimed during construction, as a continuation of its historic exterior.

See Stylus’ report, Future Classic: Contemporary Restoration for a deeper exploration of spaces that fuse ultra-modern design with heritage features to forge a fresh architectural language.

OFIS Architects