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Lace Apartments in 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.

The following information is from Ofis Arhitekti:

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.

Published with permission of ArchiCentral.

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