Lace Apartments by Ofis Arhitekti

Lace apartments, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Slovenian architects Ofis have completed an apartment block in the centre of Nova Gorica, Slovenia.

The facade is composed of a 3D lace pattern that generates elements such as balconies, terraces and pergolas.

Photographs are by Tomaz Gregoric.

The following information is from Ofis Arhitekti:

Lace apartments

The location of the apartment block is in the centre of Nova Gorica (population 32.000) Nova Gorica is situated in the west of Slovenia, adjacent the Slovene Italian border. It lies 92 meters above sea level.

The town has also very specific climate conditions it is renowned is the hottest town in Slovenia in summer and very strong winds in winter.

The object is positioned on the fixed urban plot 48 x 16m x 5 floors. The formal concept reinstates three-dimensional lace which embraces the volume of the building.

Furthermore, the lace is transformed into functional elements projecting roofs, pergolas, apartment dividing walls, terraces and balconies with loggias.

These elements are protecting external spaces and interior of apartments and provide additional privacy to inhabitants.

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