Location: Ljubljana, SI
Category: Residential building
Area: 250 m2
Year of implementation: 2021
Status: Under construction
Tjaša Plavec, m.i.a.
Matic Mohar, m.i.a.
Urška Uršič, štud. arh.
Sanja Djurdjević, d.i.a.u.
The subject of the project was an authentic Slovenian house from the 1960s that needed renovation; both structurally and functionally.
The existing small rooms have been extrapolated to their maximum space allowed, thus abandoning the former small divisions and creating an open bright area for dining with friends and family. The spacious kitchen enables the preparation of the most complex Slovenian traditional dishes.
Given the limitations of the existing load-bearing structures, we reorganized the entrance to allow the house a better flow of communications, a large enough foyer and a smooth path on the staircase. Raising the roof allowed for a comfortable layout of the bedrooms for a family of five. Interpolation of the children’s room dressing room in contact with the bedroom allows for the flexibility of the space, which adapts to the growing up of children.
More careful design was intended in designing the urban landscape of the plot. We included a tendency towards the traditional Slovenian style of living with all the functions of a modern family lifestyle. The front driveway offers ample parking spaces, while the courtyard includes a herb garden, vegetable garden, orchard and greenhouse, which together allow the household the luxury of preparing a fresh home-cooked dinner.
As for summer days, there is an outdoor kitchen area on the edge of the plot where the family can gather and linger overlooking the spacious private green area. The entire paving arrangement is envisioned according to Fibbonacci’s pattern, a tribute to the mathematical enthusiasm that permeates the work of the heads of the family.