The technical aspect of architecture deals with providing living comfort (building envelope, windows, doors, installations, coverings, etc.). In order to achieve high-quality and long-term solutions, we architects also deal strongly with the residential aspect of architecture, where we ask ourselves how the space could be used and how the space would enable the user to develop a unique way of living and dweling. Another layer of architecture was included in this apartment arrangement project, which explored the relationship between architecture and man completely independently. At what height would you say the cupboard is low and from what height onwards would you say the cupboard is high?
The apartment is located in a house in Ljubljana. The young family wanted to arrange a place suitable for carrying out a quality family life. Considering that the family is constantly developing and growing, it is also necessary to think about the apartment, how it could be transformed. Thus, the realization of the first phase tried to preserve the concept of flexibility, connection and interaction to the greatest extent possible. There were made also further studies, how a place could transform, but we might have different idea of how to use space at that time.
As a key building block of the ambience, the material itself is placed in the foreground - concrete is the most exposed, which also reveals the structural design of the building. It is also complemented by solid wood, stone and metal. The beauty of natural materials is really revealed in the details, which eloquently explain the properties and technical laws of individual elements. The role of the detail is to guide the observer through the ambience and tell him a confessional story about space, nature and tradition.
Parallel to this, there was an interesting research on the perception of objects around us. The project got its name from the height, which is exposed at several points in the apartment. The desire was to look for a plane in space with which a person would most easily identify, or in which I would not perceive the element as large and of course not as small either.
Architects: Urša Križman, Luka Fabjan
Area: 75 m2
Photographs: Ana Skobe