The interior of a historically-protected building is completed gutted to create three apartment units. The top-most unit is a double-height loft that opens up the roof structure. Living space spans across the main floor while sleeping areas are located above the roof beams—connected by a central spiral staircase.
Reporting from the site: the newly paved roads of the camp complex.
The apartment complex is located on a sloped terrain. The pools are located on different levels so that each unit has its own private garden. This earthwork strategy addresses the sloping terrain and combined with the landscape planting will provide a sense of privacy for each terrace.
The re-plotting of the camping subdivisions improves the layout efficiency and establishes better adjacencies between neighbors.
Part of an interior apartment renovation including a spacious bathroom with a private bathtub / sauna area.
Exterior street view of a family house situated along the ridge of a hill overlooking the city of Zagreb.
The open living space integrates all shelving and storage into the parallel loadbearing walls, to allow maximum flexibility for activities.
The layers of the program are divided into both horizontal and vertical strata.
All the rooms for an interior apartment renovation.
When approaching, the installation is not easy to read as a figure, but from above, its symmetry and geometry are evident. A view of the exhibition from the in-between space.
The main strategy for the restaurant renovation was to leverage the static structural grid while maximizing views to the sea.
With a minimal presence to the street, the volumes of the houses attach to the steep island topography.
By using the same flooring inside and outside, there are less boundaries and more possibilities of living. A re-design of an interior and an exterior of a semi-detached house. The exterior program includes a garage, extended terraces, balconies and a private pool.
To maximize the use of building footprint, large sliding windows open to the exterior to make the entire living spaces into terraces —ideal when you are so close to the sea.
In an effort to continue a similar material treatment throughout the pool complexes in the hotel group, the terraced pools use a decorative concrete with red dye and river stones.
A family house located on a slope that separates into three horizontal volumes with circulation voids in between. The exterior landscape is terraced to include a pool and two large terraces.
Part of the program for the house included a small bar-lounge area with a separate access. In this case, the space is burrowed underneath one of the living volumes with underground access from the entrance.
A proposal for floating pavilions on the seaside—a different take on how to rest & relax.
Reporting from the site: installation of kitchen and buffet equipment is underway.
A small conference room that uses a color datum.
With most of the shell and core construction completed, work is proceeding into interiors and landscaping.
An unbuilt proposal for a restaurant located in the basement of a hotel. The arched frames lighten the large existing concrete columns that split the space.
A hotel room divided into three different sections that allow the view to percolate through into the bathroom area.
Given the diversity of programmatic activities, the idea was to disperse the programs so that they fall onto the tabula rasa of the warehouse. Given the sheer amount of activities, they would end up stacking, overlapping and creating unique adjacencies.
A living room with a direct view to the sea—a bit of escapism from one interior to another.
Reporting from the site: testing the waterproofing layer in the top pool.
A view of the model display at our office—documenting the range of projects we have previously and continue to work on.
Moving rock and soil to prepare for the construction of a family house.
Designed specifically for medical tourism, these hotel rooms correspond to the guests of a physical therapy center on the seaside.
Accommodation units that focus on making interior to exterior connections.
Part of the scope of work at the camping complex includes a re-plotting of the campsites.
The volumes adapt to the slope of the site; a concept model for a family house at the coast.
Reporting from the site: area is cleared and framing is being set in place for the interior renovation of the hotel restaurant.
Playground or sculpture?
Geared towards families and children, the pools incorporate several attractions including water slides, a spray park among others.
The pool is split into two levels to satisy several user age groups.
The shared pool starts at the courtyard and extends out to the landscape.
One of the pools of the complex connects the wellness interior to the more family friendly exterior.
A flower-shaped piano nobile opens to its surroundings while the upper floor creates privacy for the three bedrooms.
Reporting from the site: construction is making its way from the bottom pool to the upper pool.
We built a very detailed large scale model to test the different finishes and furnishings for the interior of a house.
The sauna has a mixture of stone tile and wood—wood located specifically where the body rests.
When it is winter and the wind is too strong, the sauna can offer a calm respite from the exterior harsh weather conditions.
Hiding in the forest of Gorski Kotar.
A material sample of the decorative concrete finish for the exterior pools of a seaside hotel uses a yellow dye and river stones.
For children, the easiest way to the beach is to slide down through all the floors where every floor is color-coded.
One of the kit-of-parts deployed within a gridded landscape system—each module contains a different program to create a linear array of possibilities.
Interior design for a vacation house perched onto a hill with an unobstructed view.
The interiors are simple but refined using an eclectic mix of furniture and soft-toned neutral colors that let the horizon define the space.
A seating niche for the wellness area of a boutique hotel, ideal for relaxing after the sauna or jacuzzi.
Aerial view of the house during construction—with the copper roof installation just completed.
Using the existing shell of a big box building, a set of active programs articulate new ways of re-envisioning the suburban sprawl.
All types of guests are increasingly looking for authentic hospitality experiences that enable direct connections to the local culture and the natural environment.
An interior for a duplex house in the outskirts of Ljubljana. The goal was to create a clean and refreshing interior that emphasizes the landscape.
Keeping true to new tendencies in hotel management, this hotel lobby is more of a casual lounge than a reception. It provides an in-between spot for locals, visitors and hotel guests to meet —a third place where conversation is the main activity.
In addition to the new pool complex, we have been working towards the long-term masterplan of the camping facilities including new parcel sub-divisions and the renovation of restrooms facilities, restaurants, stores and other amenities on site.
The bar layout is long and narrow, so our proposal breaks the space into sections providing different atmospheres —from dark to light.
Four pools—all the same size—cascade down the sloping site allowing unobstructed views to the sea. A new pool complex for an existing hotel on the coast.
Part of the hotel renovation includes a complete refurbishment of the restaurant interior with a 272 interior seating capacity and a 170 seating capacity on the exterior terrace.
Using the rigid grid of the existing building, the design proposal emphasizes an open space interior where the food buffet tables are located around the columns. The column base and capital are transformed with amoeba shapes serving as focus points within the grid.
Each residential unit has its own pool and patio as a small exterior oasis.
Exploring super-graphic possibilities for the interior renovation of a family-focused hotel.
The higher elevation of the ground floor in relation to the adjacent street allows for privacy despite the transparency of the space composed of curved sculptural glass.
An under-utilized hotel terrace with a spectacular view of the sea that has been re-programmed and furnished to increase social activities and nightlife.
Stocktaking the year, and now onto the next year and decade!
This residential interior combines simple volumetric spaces with rustic textures such as the wood etching from the concrete formwork.
If you happen to be around Zagreb for the holidays, our exhibition is still up for display!
The house has undergone several iterations—all options exploring pre-fabricated modular construction methods.
Coordinating the flows of people, products and plumbing as a crucial part of design development.
By having an open and linear living space, each unit has this view to the sea and into Kvarner bay from the front and the back terrace.
The hotel lobby creates a direct connection from street to the seaside.
The stacked floor plan causes the hallway to become a vertical volume that cuts through the entire space. The bold choice of green creates the illusion of a green wall that contrasts with the colors of the Mediterranean.
An informal coworking space within a larger company complex. The renovation of the space focused on creating a flexible space that can hold lectures, brainstorming and workshops, individual lounge spaces, office parties, and the occasional Friday bar.
The park is divided into quadrants referencing 18th century gardens. Each quadrant supports several transient and flexible recreational programs for public use.
Even though the site is close to the seaside, the views from the bedroom frame the dense mediterranean woodlands giving a sense of privacy and closeness to nature.
Plan view of the model shows the copper clad roof which sits on a steel structure. Several skylights provide daylight to the inner most spaces.
Reporting from the site: site has been leveled, rebar has been set, concrete is pouring.
A mountain house that offers overnight stays for the more adventurer types including hikers, cyclists and mushroom foragers.
Thank you all for coming to the opening of our exhibition, it was great to see new and familiar faces interact with and reflect on the work we have produced these last five years. If you did not get the chance to come yet, the installation will be up until January 10th, 2020!
How do we exhibit architecture? Using a light textile as a soft medium for displaying representations, the space in between is activated by the people who observe and those who walk by and through. Today at Galerija Bernardo Bernardi come to see —and interact with— a compilation of our work.
We have been compiling, sorting, editing and designing an exhibition of our work. The opening will be this week 28/11 at Galerija Bernardo Bernardi starting at 19:00.
An eccentric lobby composed of a field of materials, textures, shapes and lights —aquarium included.
As part of the hotel reprogramming, a large under-used section (in orange) will be renovated into a health clinic appealing to the region's popularity in medical tourism.
The focus was to develop a pergola that reflects its surroundings to provide a new way of experiencing camping—and the outdoors.
Looking forward for next summer when we go test out the pools for the camp.
Green terrazzo concrete, lounge pockets surrounded by water, infinity pool — an upgrade experience to camping.
A detail view of the flush-window installation while under construction.
A small villa on a sloping terrain where every volume is different.
One of the options for the hotel room renovation was to integrate planters into the terraces.
A view from the road back when the house had been recently completed. @casa_nube
A proposal for a co-living space in a renovated attic located along the main pedestrian corridor of downtown.
The rich golden hues of the cafe contrast the boot marks on the electro-galvanized metal panels.
The office space in the logistics center is located within one structural bay that faces south to maximize sunlight into the working spaces.
As a static object next to the highway, the leisure center would be mostly seen through the car in motion. The dazzle camouflage pattern works as a background to the exterior extreme sports and leisurely activities of the center.
Razzle dazzle —or dazzle camouflage—consists of complex geometric patterns in contrasting colors to avoid easy detection and location.
A family room within the Hotel Lisanj complex is defined by its playful carpet field and a direct view to the sea.
A material sample of the concrete finish around the pools that uses river stones as part of the aggregate mixture.
Hotel room view from the living space into the bedroom area. All equipment and lighting is integrated into the custom wooden box around the bed.
Within the interior of the leisure center there is a combination of traditional and extreme sports catering to different age groups and interests. By setting up contrasting programmatic adjacencies, each activity experience is heightened by new visual connections to other activities.
Each apartment has a similar interior arrangement however, the terraces grow, expand, stretch, rotate, add or subtract around and in between the sloping site and the building volume.
Currently preparing the hotel mockup room—Room 720— to set the guidelines for all of the room types facing the hills.
A utility linear belt supplements the working spaces with programs such as lounges, bathrooms, small meeting rooms, waiting areas, kitchenette, and phone booths.
When approaching the villa, the composition of volumes create a perception of a small village rather than a singular object.
Within the older building of Hotel Lišanj —built in the late 1800s—, we wanted to preserve its historical character but give it a playful twist using bold colors and playful shapes to contrast with the decorative molding and arched windows.
Inspired by the sea but grounded by the project delivery method and construction sequence, the hotel rooms are composed of a kit of parts.
A mixture of hard and soft facade—stone, glass, fabric and plaster combine to create the geometric compositions of the residential complex.
Floor to ceiling sliding doors on the north and south side of the apartments allow daylight throughout the day with an unobstructed view of the sea from all the living spaces.
Located next to the main hotel, the Hotel Lišanj Annex consists of 60 rooms, a conference room, ample circulation space, and a geometric, repetitive facade. Currently working on phase two of the hotel renovation.
Curved wooden walls guide patients from waiting room to dental visit. Wood was chosen to bring some natural warmth into a space that otherwise would be rather clinical.
Curved wooden walls guide patients from waiting room to dental visit. Wood was chosen to bring some natural warmth into a space that otherwise would be rather clinical.
Within the large amorphous shaped pool, several small lounge spaces are carved away from the field of water.
The elevator core is clad in mirror to reflect and emphasize the building's iconic radial geometry.
An aerial view of the finished seaside pools — one pool is dedicated to children of all ages and the other pool is open for all.
Small interior axonometries testing interior finishes for a co-living apartment in Zagreb.
Always looking for deep terraces, maximizing views and seamless indoor-outdoor relationships.
Always looking for deep terraces, maximizing views and seamless indoor-outdoor relationships.
As the main amenity to a family-focused hotel, the children's area is easily accessible at the intersection of the two buildings.
A Nolli map –figure ground representation—of the leisure center breaks the interior space into piazzas, streets and programmatic volumes.
A large atrium is broken up into smaller micro-environments that allow guests to weave through the vast space connecting the street to the seaside.
Mrgar is an arrangement of stone walls —sort of flower-shaped —meant to trap sheep in the landscape. It is an example of pastoral coastal architecture prominent in the island of Krk.
A villa near the coast but not quite next to it needed to create its sense of place —in this case, the courtyard is at the intersection of all the architectural elements.
A small steel structure sits on top of an existing residential apartment building. The pavilion houses a private gym with a view overlooking the west of the city.
Sometimes the best way to understand the volumetric section is through a physical model.
Deep terraces allow for veils, thicknesses and envelopes to help mediate the Mediterranean arid environment to the user's comfort.
The surrounding pool floor area will be finished in a custom concrete mixture that uses color and large pebble aggregates to create an oversized terrazzo appearance.
In addition to the spatial design of the pizzeria, we also developed the graphic signage as a dough-inspired identity.
Co-living is a housing alternative —particularly popular among entrepreneurs, freelancers, student and travelers— that provides dynamic experiences in different cities, suits those with unpredictable schedules, and eases the upfront costs of re-settling in different cities. Currently working on an adaptive reuse of an attic into a co-living apartment in downtown Zagreb.
Reporting from the site: The vertical circulation works as a bridge between both volumes — it is the third and last element in the construction sequence.
The exterior landscape of Hotel Lišanj functions as an archipelago of activities for different age groups, times of day, shade requirements, resting types, etc. Landscape includes a beach promenade, four types of pools, cafe, restaurant, daybed terrace and several smaller spaces for lounging in sun and/or shade with direct access to the beach.
A view from one of the penthouse units in an apartment complex project where the interior layouts prioritize a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
The trapezoidal shape of the balcony railings is a nod to nearby Haludovo Palace Hotel.
Reporting from the site: the second phase of the Hotel Katarina renovation project is the redesign of the existing exterior seaside pools that sit adjacent to the seaside.
One of the four shared pool areas that serve as an extension to the open space apartments in a seaside complex.
Often in renovation projects, the trickiest part is observing and editing. The renovated interior pool of Hotel Lišanj has direct views to the exterior pools, the sea and the mountains of Velebit.
An adaptive re-use project of a ship builder's house from the 19th century turned into three open space apartments on the coast.
In recent development, spaces of consumption have focused on two spheres: the re-development of -the often neglected- urban centers and the re-thinking of the big box suburban typology into new hybrid spaces.
Reporting from the site: the first phase is the exterior facade renovation including new finishes in balconies, a new coat of paint throughout and a new mural by Miron Mili? - in progress.
In the outskirts of Malinska Krk, a six unit apartment complex, each unit has a direct view to the sea, a private pool terrace, two parking spaces and ample balconies.
The increasingly open and collaborative nature of creative offices is changing how we design and materialize space.
An outdoor 14 complex that includes a split level pool with a children's pool, a 94 meter long wall, a playground and several day-beds and lounging areas to spend the summer One pool with two levels including a children's pool, a playground with a slide and more than several day beds and lounging areas.
From a distance, the house is a series of discrete pavilions within the 13. Existing olive trees were keep on site and relocated as necessary all other landscaping in progress.
Common to the Dalmatian courtyard house, the courtyard is central to the spatial arrangement where the primary concern is having an ample amount of shade for its occupants during a long summer day. As a re-interpretation of the Dalmatian courtyard house, the volumes are arranged for privacy, access, and shade.
Thank you to all of our friends, clients, business partners and collaborators for a beautiful evening with an amazing lecture by Stephan Petermann from AMO. His lecture covered projects such as the Elements of Architecture, Countryside, Oslo Triennale and the future of EU. All of this was in celebration of the 5 years of ARHIV.
Informed by the surrounding vernacular roofing in the area, the apex of the clay tile roof is overly-emphasized in every room.
Just one of the arrangements of the modular custom furniture system designed and manufactured for the dental polyclinic waiting room.
A colorful and eccentric palette of furniture is sprinkled across the lobby of Hotel Lisanj to create small gathering points for the whole family.
The domestic space unfolds in between two identical open staircases connecting different parts of the house while allowing a direct visual connection between the front and back of the house.
Built flush to the exterior brick fa�ade, the window has a deep interior niche now serving a space for construction materials.
Currently the tourism industry is expanding at different rates to suit niche consumer markets. We are currently finishing a family/children-oriented hotel. Completion planned for July 2018.
In the words of Aldo van Eyck in 1962, “a tree is a leaf and a leaf is tree - house is city and city is house...” Within the vacation complex in Krk, all existing olive trees were preserved on site around the house-village. Completion is planned for July 2018.
A brief story about a wine in the city center: the bar-counter was installed and removed shortly after that day. The end.
Models are our everyday tools: a model for an IT creative office occupying an entire floor of the tallest business tower in Zagreb.
Reporting from the workshop: an electrogalvanized steel counter is almost complete. Inspiration came from a door hinge bought in the local hardware store.
Ready for assembly: Carrara marble table top and caster wheels for a custom table.
Within a narrow site and on a sloping terrain, the house follows the topography in order to hide its volume from the street.
A polyurethane-coated floor in a terrazzo pattern evokes the stone terrazzo often used in mid 20th century public architecture interiors. We paired this with an electro galvanized metal mesh railing with integrated lighting for a different kind of vertical circulation.
Reporting from the site: inspecting a hotel mockup room including a custom carpet pattern for Hotel Lišanj located in Novi Vinodolski on the Croatian seaside. Expected completion, summer 2018. BTW: we are celebrating 4 years of ARHIV today!
If you look closely, you can already see the diagram being poured into place. Completion is planned for summer 2018.
Currently under construction: a hybrid program of medical care and hospitality in an adaptive re-use project where an uncommon structural solution was chosen to provide higher degrees of spatial flexibility. Completion planned for October 2017.
Circulation diagram for an old stone barn being transformed into a seaside villa. Construction starts by adding three interior staircases connecting multiple levels in relation to the existing set of exterior stairs. Completion is planned for spring 2018.
Within a small bathroom of a restaurant, a rhythmic texture is created with LED tubes and polycarbonate panels.
Casa Nube is surrounded within the forest; each window frames the forest as background and/or as foreground.
A barrisol also known as a stretched ceiling, encompasses over the space above a cafe with hand drawn coffee leaves reinforcing what you came into the space for -- coffee!
Reporting from the site: custom closets are being fit into place alongside a concrete staircase. The intention was to optimize storage in a small space.
An ideal sea view from our new project site for a 4* hotel.
Much of Italian life (and arguably Croatian too!) revolves around the family dinner table. For the pizzeria, the space is all about the table.
Work in progress: Double checking the roof geometries through model making.
A common issue in Zagreb's housing typologies stems from how to negotiate the apartment to terrace ratio. In our proposal for the apartment complex in Bolnicka, we alternate the solid to void within the building envelope.
The Mountain house is a long linear volume divided by two support core "chimneys" into three flexible multipurpose spaces that can be adapted to the adventurer's needs: living, dining, sleeping, lectures and workshops.
Reporting from the site: The installation of the windows and doors is well underway in Casa Nube.
From the site: In this house renovation in Krk, there are several existing stone walls that will be preserved within the villa complex for an added sense of layering.
After removing all the existing plaster walls from the site, we discovered several well preserved brick walls including a small window opening covered in wood. We quickly went back to revise our drawings to keep the brick wall exposed and preserve the atmosphere of space.
At the Poliklinika, building construction is working its way from top to bottom, although in the picture it is quite the opposite with the floors being finished first.
Reporting from the workshop: tests for creating diffused light panels.
Translating the drawings into real life: the construction workers have to number the tile rows so that they match the patterns in the drawings.
Reporting from the workshop: mockups of gold leaf and gold patterns.
Reporting from the workshop: a custom monolithic freestanding sink is getting finished for our cafe-bar project.
Hotel Biograd Na Moru is a proposal for a new hotel on the seaside which references the region's megastructure hotels built during the tourism program in the 1960's-70's.
A single column-like reception desk in a double height space is a signifier for all guests who come into the hotel lobby.
The polyurethane graphic shapes on the floor are a rough translation of a 2D diagram that mark the positions of where the furniture would be placed.
The hackathon space welcomes all participants even pets!
The decking is directly attached to the steel structure with no underlay so that you can see through the decking below. Not recommended for those who fear heights! The new apartment balcony is an exercise on detail.
The balcony is supported by two steel beams located away from the corners so that the corners cantilever. The new apartment balcony is an exercise on detail.
The hotel rooms are organized into wire-frame modules: the wire-frame bed denotes a place for rest. Blue is the warmest color.
The hotel rooms are organized into wireframe modules: the bathroom modules plays on the idea of transparency suggesting its use through light and shadow. Blue is the warmest color.
Under construction: sometimes the easiest way to remove is to bring heavy machinery into the building.
Almost transparent in presence, these perforated steel stairs are the main feature/sculpture of the apartment renovation.
Hands-on installation in progress: audio systems.
The community table adapts to the existing space: it turns corners, around the column, goes up and down to create different nooks for guests.
A restaurant based on a field of illusion: using repetitive elements on the floor, column grid, lights and seating, items repeats infinitely using mirrors on the surrounding walls. Interior design for an adaptive re-use of an existing office building turned hotel.
The space might be small in scale but big in comfort. Model for the cafe-bar in the center of Zagreb.
The Word for World is Still Forest: the villa complex is a small oasis defined by a collection of room-volumes among a forest of olive trees with a cantilevered pool as the center.
In our proposal, the existing factory is encapsulated by a glass structure that creates its own environment. How are we sustainable?
A competition we did for the adaptive re-use of a former paper factory into an innovative sustainability school. How are we sustainable?
Hackathon is in full motion! We designed the space for the event using the iconic pink from Hrvatski Telekom to match the corporate identity and soften the traditional office space.
Reporting from the workshop: the community table for the pizzeria has been cut and folded! Now for the paint, and the legs ...
Using the grid as the guiding element, both hardscape and 13 blocks fit within the grid module spreading throughout all the space in between the buildings.
Hands-on installation in progress: graphic floor patterns for the Hackathon space.
As a heavy forested mountainous region, Gorski Kotar vernacular assimilates that of other mountainous regions in Europe such as the alps: pitch roofs and simple monolithic volumes.
A set of linear 13 interventions creates a barcode of 13 (from plan view) that engages the space in between and around the towers.
The horizon is altered by lowering the ground plane of the pavilion, simultaneously the roof is finished with stainless steel mirror polish to reflect and amplify the ground plane.
Developing the interiors for a hackathon is similar to designing a coworking space but with more stringent requirements. It must satisfy all technological requirements, offer extreme flexibility and adaptability to its participants, exist for a short amount of time --in this case 24 hours--, labor and materials must be readily available and affordable !
Pool as an object: a 3D printed pool is just one of the pieces in the puzzle for a villa complex in Krk.
Reporting from the site: sliding doors are being fit out into the space.
A sauna for a family house in Slovenia for an outdoorsy couple who likes to run, hike, cycle, etc. As part of a ritual entry sequence, the sauna is located near one of the entrances to provide a place to sweat the toxins before going into the home.
Following the slope of the hill, the house from the street seems small and respectful but expands once seen from the side.
Already gutted down to its structural shell, the reconstruction is now underway with new floors.
The clients are busy testing the finished padel courts.
Axonometric of an apartment renovation where we separated the living room from the bedroom using a utility core that includes the bathrooms, laundry space and kitchen.
Reporting from the site: a curved wall marks the entrance to the WC -- to be covered in brushed steel.
Reporting from the site: floors and walls have been finished in the apartment, ready for the finishes, furniture and equipment.
Part of the proposal for a winery was to include rooms for overnight guests who wanted to immerse themselves in the wine experience.
In Japan, the Ise shrine is completely rebuilt once every twenty years where each successive structure is built next to the previous one by taking bits and pieces from the old structure. The old building is finished through a process of deconstruction and editing what pieces are needed.
Makije, Macchia, Maquis, Macula, Garrigue, Chaparral -- Italian, French, Latin, Greek, Spanish. All words to describe the shrubland biome typical for the Mediterranean climate.
Surrounded by blue-- where the focus is on the traditional Italian tiles, as a reference to Italian craft and culture.
The curved wooden walls guide the patients slowly into the dental office while providing intimacy from the other visitors.
The open space living plan integrates the dining room, living room and kitchen in one space where the parents can cook and watch over their children playing in the living room or pool. For a sense of privacy, you are surrounded by a forest.
The physical model helps us bridge our ideas to the client in a tangible way.
The interior volumes create a raum plan, where one of the volumes is a linear pool located underneath the summer kitchen and connects one of the bedrooms to the living room.
Reporting from the site: custom furniture is being verified to fit.
More raum-plan than open space plan.
Reporting from the site: YTong has arrived.
They say that in Slovenia, you can always see Triglav from your backyard, or at least there is always a mountain in the distance. In this case it is closer than it appears.
Reporting from the workshop: checking on a mockup for a wardrobe door.
All non-loadbearing walls were demolished to open up the space meanwhile all support items such as bathroom, kitchen and laundry were connected in one volume to free up all other living spaces.
Located in the center of Zagreb, the project is an apartment renovation for a father and his daughter. He happens to be a pilot with an unusual sleeping schedule so his room was the farthest away from all daily activities with no direct sunlight to avoid any distractions.
We got second place in the competition for the dormitories in Zadar! We want to thank everyone who helped along the way since it was definitely a transcontinental effort!
The volume of the winery is based on the idea of a box within a box. The exterior volume made from brick cladded concrete and the interior volume finished in wood cladding.
Reporting from the site: walls are primed and painted.
Almost there... Just a few days until the opening of the first Padel Center in Zagreb Starting February 27th, visit, learn and play padel. Check out their website www.padel.hr.
A moiré pattern is a large-scale interference pattern that is produced when two opaque patterns with transparent gaps overlap. For the pattern to appear, the patterns must not be completely identical in position but rotated or displaced. Using a perforated sheet metal thick enough to support the live loads of a family and not touch the ground, the moiré is seen when walking around the stair.
Within a pavilion of the Velesajam complex, there will be a new type of sports center. The Velesajam complex has a long history of sporting events and fairs -- the current shape of the complex is a product of the growth of the 1960s. ARHIV is excited to be part of its evolving history.
Herringbone patterns can be traced back to Roman road structure, Egyptian jewelry patterns and Ancient Italian fabrics. The name stems from its similarity to the bone structure of a fish. But right now we are just really looking at wall tiles in an apartment renovation.
Padel is the fastest growing racquet sport in the world ... even faster than our project.
Find the differences. Two options for an apartment renovation.
The most important padel circuit is World Padel Tour (WPT), which started in Spain and we hope one day it makes its way here!
On tolerances: (some) architects are happy to receive a couple of centimeters here and there; engineers measure everything in millimeters down to a thou.
Our approach to the design of the space was to optimize component assemblies to reduce the amount of joints in the final assembly. Less joints on site mean less man-made errors.
FSB Robotika was a competition entry for a new robotics center in the School of Mechanical and Naval Engineering in Zagreb.
Similar to some of our other apartment renovations: we demolished all non-loadbearing walls on site to make flexible open spaces.
Even though this is a model for a robotics laboratory, the model was made by hand with several hundred small joints a few larger ones. The amount of joinery in a hand made model makes us think we might need to optimize our joinery.
That view in the distance is Hungary.
The kiosk has seen many rebirths from a health food kiosk to cevapi, kebab and - the latest - a pizza drive-thru.
The hostel's identity hinges on the bright lime color leading the visitor from the main street into the courtyard and inside the sleeping area.
Part of the experience is the journey where the guest must go across the entire vineyard to reach the destination.
Why not a hot air balloon as a flexible signage? The balloon would go up and down depending on the weather, time of day or event.
Reporting from the workshop: assembling all the pieces.
The competition site was planned for the Dessau-Roßlau area, adjacent to the city park of Dessau. Nearby the Bauhaus Dessau campus but more centrally located to the town, the site offers an opportunity for the cultural tourist to experience both the city and the history of Bauhaus.
The Bauhaus was a German art and design school founded by Walter Gropius that focused on reconciling mass production with intuitive design in the search for a new way lifestyle. The school had a massive impact on art and architecture with many of its practices still reverberating in today's design education and practices.
The planned Bauhaus Museum Dessau will for the first time provide an opportunity to present to the public the outstanding collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation under the best possible conservation conditions.
The site also known as Hala V, is located in a very peculiar intersection between two railways, behind the city's technical museum and beside a smaller scale block including popular outdoor pub.
The proposal for building typology is based on the towers on a plinth. Our proposal aims to reconcile the two common neighboring typologies: the linear housing block and the single story plinth.
Early stages of a project for a concept hotel revolving around making, developing and tasting wine.
In the student dormitory, we cut the plinth to create layers that create a dynamic section with usable space above and below. The layered bridges connect the upper dormitory levels, while the other programs are placed in the lower levels.
Located in one of the denser areas of the city center, the courtyard of the house is an island in a sea of brick.
The winery was located far away from the main road to create a secluded environment, an oasis.
Our proposal for the dormitory is composed of two buildings: one is a student dormitory and the other a dormitory for professors, fellows and lecturers.
The window facade treatment are loosely based on John Hedjuk's Wall House.
By demolishing all non-loadbearing walls, we created a tabula rasa to conceptualize an apartment with no corridor that equals an efficient distribution of space.
Previously a two bedroom apartment, we demolished all non-loadbearing walls to open up the space on both sides of the building in a north to south orientation.
The building form is strictly informed from the competition brief, where there was a requirement to follow the urban design guidelines written by Hrvoje Njirić. The guidelines are strict on the building form but even within these constraints there was a lot to explore.
We have been working on a competition for a dormitory complex as part of the University of Zadar. Our proposal is based on the "tower on plinth" typology.
Reporting from the site on the Croatian-Hungarian border. The 13 is so beautiful we decided to purposefully include a promenade from the street through the vineyards.
A model of an apartment renovation project in Podsljeme (Lower-sljeme) with a great view of the upper valleys of Zagreb. The apartment is focused on creating a large living space where the two daughters can play and activate the space throughout the day.
All the walls in the apartment are lined with closets to optimize storage space.
A conversion from a two bedroom apartment to a spacious one bedroom apartment, the client wanted to have as much living space as possible.
Interior view of a large villa in the city center.
Reporting from Zadar, we are visiting the location of an upcoming competition.
Testing that the stair is the correct scale and size is always an important step (pun intended).
Reporting from the site: new openings on load bearing walls are getting fit out with structural steel.
Our competition entry for a luxurious house in the center of Zagreb which breaks the fabric of the neoclassic facade decoration but respects the volumes of its neighbors.
Goljak is an apartment building with 4 units stacked in a semi-duplex system. We call it a semi-duplex since it uses the steep terrain to create the split level (only 1.5 meters in difference).
A small renovation for a university lounge called for a flexible space for both teachers and students.
Reporting from the site: a pipe rosette.
Ugljan vile became a design exercise within the office where ever villa is designed by a different person in the office. Vila 3.
Gathering and dispersion of a crowd works best in a radial geometry.
As a place for gathering, the university lounge needed to be equipped with the possibility of holding lectures and workshops. The cabinets are aligned to the outer walls as storage space for foldable furniture and other items.
Ugljan vile is composed of three villas next to each other where each one had to have a distinct character to create an eccentric complex. Vila 2
Enfilade is a French term referring to a suite of rooms formally aligned with each other.
Ugljan vile is a preliminary study to build three villas on a large site right next to the seaside. Vila 1
Demolition is underway: all non-loadbearing walls are being demolished to open up the space.
Rethought as a floating theater, it could float up and down the Spree River in Berlin as needed. The theater would dock at the "Holzmarkt," an area that sits next to the railway, the Berlin Ostbahnhof.
Within the Velesajam shell, the padel courts are plugged into the existing structure. The existing structure is already so spacious and full of daylight which makes it an ideal place for physical activities.
The floor is activated with graphics reminiscent of the building's industrial past.
Plan view of the office for a professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering.
The theater is placed on a barge that travels along the Spree River. The red carpet throughout the space outlines the performance of theater experience: both the actors and the spectators are on display to the city.
Two "L" shapes with program are connected at the hinge with larger programs in between.
ARHIV office (2014-2018).
Every space is made productive including the space under the stairs.
A conversion of an urban apartment into two apartments with the possibility of re-connecting them in the future.
Our proposal for the amphitheater is based on the Greek theater with a stage that is able to move up and down with water hydraulics.
Browsing through booklets on pharmacy.
The professor's office integrated both the physical and digital cabinets for options on how to store information.
We have been working on a competition for a theater in Berlin for the Oistat, the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians.
Note on drawing: remove entire wall, door frames to remain.
The strategy was to maximize the interior to exterior connections so that the whole villa can be opened to its surroundings.
The existing site for the house is not located on the seaside but rather in the inner part of Vis. The house makes the most of its context, steepness and views to offer its own oasis within the island.
Schematic model for a residence on a hill. The pitch roof cantilevers out to frame a view of the mountains across wile providing shade and cover to the living spaces below.
The building volumes are places as far away as possible from the seaside to keep the existing natural coastal ambiance intact. To keep as much of the existing site undisturbed our proposal also places all the volumes on pilotis -elevated from the ground plane.
A study for the conversion of a building along Ilica-the main street in the center of Zagreb -into a retail store.
"A tidy model workshop makes for tidy models. ARHIV office (2014-2018)."
Certain portions of the roofscape are inhabitable and soften the transition from the nearby park into the hardscape riverfront.
"It is either a lunch table or a ping-pong table. It is rarely both. ARHIV office (2014-2018)."
With an emphasis on structure, the V-shaped trusses run along the perimeter of the building that allow to open up the corners of the building under a cantilevered roof.
A semi-elevated horizontality that references the adjacent avenue and movement of Novi Zagreb.
One of the many programs in the Beton hala includes a lecture space for the arts -- this one shows Marina Abramovi?, a Serbian performance artist.
The pill shape volume can be unfolded to create a new type of surrounding space for those swinging by for a quick bite.
Sited on top of a hill in Zagreb, the building connects to the existing stairways that run in and around the hills of the city.
The long volume of SEECEL is divided into different arrangements of spaces and programs.
A rendering of the mixed-use center in Belgrade. Our emphasis for the cultural areas is on creating flexible spaces for different types of art practice from traditional two-dimensional paintings and drawings to sculptures, mixed media and audio visual production.
An orthographic photo overlay of the proposal for the transportation terminal in Split.
Out of the many sports that can be played within the sports center include: basketball, handball, indoor soccer, volleyball and badminton -but we are pretty sure there are always new ways to use the space.
The cafeteria sits adjacent to a triangular garden meanwhile, the linear dormitories face an inner courtyard of a campus.
At dark, the neon sign lights up the hostel within the courtyard.
Model of the mixed use development on the riverside of Belgrade.
Curtains provide every guest a sense of privacy within the shared dormitories. The curtain print is a tiling of the city of Zagreb so you can plan your exploring from the comfort of the bed.
The model workshop is where half our ideas are born.
An early proposal for the interior of a pizzeria focused on using tiles as a monolithic material, specifically using maiolica inspired tiles. Maiolica, also known as majolica, is an Italian a tin-glazed pottery process popular in the Renaissance.
The butterfly panels open and close according to the sun availability or personal preference.
A previous residential project model is converted into a 2 meter high lamp, lit with a single white fluorescent bulb.
We have been working on the largest padel center in Zagreb. Padel is a racquet sport from Mexico made fairly popular since 2005 with the professional padel circuit.
As a luxury experience, the hotel chain was interested in developing a set of luxury villas within the 13.
A family house with three distinct volumes-in this render though, it looks like a layered smores.
The making of a theater aka all the golden seats!
Testing the office drone!
The proposal doubles the floor area but it is a separate volume. In terms of scale and size, we wanted to preserve a similar vernacular to the the neighboring buildings since the site is only home to less than 10 buildings!
Kiosk shape is a pill like shape that fits into a drive-thru site.
A swimming refuge protected from the cold air and fog of autumn and winter.
The physical model of Mladost Kif shows the extents of the sports center: the project scope included buildings, landscape and master-planning.
Apartman 63 revolves around the staircase and its use on subtle but refined materials.
Within the existing warehouse, there was a well preserved brick wall that serves as a feature wall in the interior space of the communal rooms. The bricks in the wall were made using clay from the Sava river.
Kumbor is a design study for an Armenian hotel chain.
The transportation hub elevates the terminals to create a free flow covered ground floor to create a shaded public commodity.
A model diagram showing the relationship of volume to program.
Every apartment has its own outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy a bbq, sun tanning and a connection to the outdoors.
Inside the volume is a carved out space shaped by varying contours that form the main space as well as protrusions and openings toward the outside. Almost invisible form a distance, the structure reveals itself with different densities of steel mesh, transparencies, and vision lines, forming stunning visual effects and experience of space by very simple means. The Croatian pavilion is towed by a tugboat from the shipyard in Kraljevica to the port of Rijeka, to be presented to the public on 21 August 2010, and on to Venice to be moored at the main pier during the opening of the Biennale.
The strength of the proposal relied on the collaborative nature of the installation. As part of the project, the publication was presented in the form of 6 loosely printed sheets for everybody to take. The production of the publication was done in collaboration with the Croatian desginers: Lana Cavar, Narcisa Vukojevi? and Marko Golub.
The cabinets designed for the professors are what we term a "digital cabinet."
The shale stone base at the ground floor was preserved from the existing structure built in from the 1970's. Škriljavac, the green shale stone native from Medvednica is forbidden to be extracted from the park, so we kept it as an act of preservation.
Relax in a pool within a field of columns.
The space underneath of the bleachers houses several programs creating a dynamic section.
A detail view of the physical model showing the vertical circulation as yellow towers within the greater volumetric field.
Padel center model testing the final design scheme.
The volume of the cafeteria cantilevers over an existing old stone wall to signify the entrance of the space.
A larger courtyard is formed between the existing campus and the new building function akin to a hortus conclusus. A smaller courtyard is formed by the shape of the new building -an intimate hortus conclusus.
Located in a historical building in the city center, the irregular shaped rooms of the creative center create three very distinct but flexible environments that allow for both making and event spaces.
The factory is divided into three spaces informed by its supply-chain: the production area, the storage area and the central office and administration area. The main offices are located in the middle and overlook the storage and production area as a way to maintain a clear line of visibility between the management and the worker.
Within the cafeteria, the stepped floor allows for several programs to happen within the space. The space can be open to more auditorium-like activities such as lectures, performances and assembly.
During the summer months, the roof EFTE cushion panels open up to above. The side glazed panels are accordion panels that can open up the space to the adjacent gardens and provide ample ventilation through the area.
Located next to Jarun-a historically sports-oriented area in Zagreb- the sport center has three large courts that can host with three similar sports or completely different sports, simultaneously!
The pavilion is composed of a series of butterfly panels that integrate several sustainable features including water harvesting, sun-energy collecting and provide an ample amount of shade to the people underneath. Shade cannot be underestimated during the summer months as a civic resource.
The new structural design directly connects to the existing structure; it consists of 33 concrete walls on an east-west direction located 10m on grid.
A proposal for a factory for foam-based food packaging that focuses on the efficiency of the production process.
The graphic identity of the hostel is derived from the building's prior use as a warehouse. Complementary to the colors and shapes, we created a set of pictograms to work within the space.
With a direct view of Medvenica, the rooftop is a great space for gathering to overlook the city and nature.
Conceived as a mega-structure, the transportation hub connects the train, bus, catamaran and ferry terminals into one main hub. Currently, the separate terminals cause confusion to tourists and frustration to locals.
Beton hala is a building of transition, connecting the park behind to the riverfront.
Plan view rendering of one of the hotel rooms where every room has a direct view of the sea through the forest.
The new structure over the pool is infilled with EFTE cushion panels which allow for light to permeate into the space while providing cover from the elements during the winter months.
Color scheme in the locker and changing rooms corresponds to those colors used in the courts.
Flexibility being of utmost importance to the program, furniture was custom made to be stored within the walls of the room. We see this program as a predecessor to co-working spaces.
A small scale model of the custom closet for an apartment renovation.
Before we decided to remove the acoustic tiles to extend the space even higher. ARHIV office (2014-2018).
Visual connections were paramount for orientation and wayfinding in the interior of the long volume of SEECEL.
The building is located on top of the hill, surrounded by a dense forest. Visual and direct connections to the exterior environment contrast the technical spaces inside.
As a sports center for athletic competitions, our design emphasized the structure as an expressive and functional architectural element.
A total of 10 rooms were renovated where the goal was to provide the maximum amount of flexibility in sleeping arrangements. In the hostel corridor, the floor guides the guest to their room.
The creative center is composed of three connecting rooms. Taking inspiration from Japanese cultural norms of empty space and built-in storage, we focused on creating multi-functional spaces for young creatives with ample storage that allows for variable flexibility.
The programs are aligned to create a singular and elongated circulation diagram -in the shape of a question mark- meanwhile carving out two courtyards that provide two different types of scales of experience.
A nursing home proposal that focuses on creating a single continuous spiral corridor/ramp.
The experience of a sport is not only for those who play but also for those who observe. Within the structures of the padel courts, we integrated lights, benches, railings and different panel materials to provide options on how to play and how to observe.
Out of the layout options we presented to the client, we chose to explore the community table and how its form, material and presence informs the space and behavior.
Rachel Whiteread perfectly casts containers to record and preserve their space as positive impressions. Not even similar to that, buildings are containers and in this mixed-use proposal, the containers are stacked to create caverns, canyons and towers.
Based on the idea of a mirage, the installation focuses on emphasizing the horizon by using a field of rebar built on an existing barge with dimensions of 10m x 20m x 3m. The pavilion structure is in the form of a cargo of 32 tons of welded wire mesh, with more than 40 layers spaced so that they form a solid volume with approximate dimensions of 19m x 9m x 5,5m.
As part of the proposal, a new triangular-shaped park adjacent to the cafeteria offers a relaxing space for the students for a respite in between classes.
Every interior program has a corresponding roof type. The strategy allows integration of the existing roof silhouette of a modernist warehouse built between 1936-1937.
The unique layout allows for visual connections across the programs creating dynamic atriums.
A custom closet design built with metal mesh door panels, integrated lighting for an added sense of transparency while allowing passage into other rooms.
A field of fields: building a model for the padel center.
Developed as a neighboring residence to another of our residential projects, the house is located on a narrow but steep site. We focused on creating a separate experience for the parents and the children, where they can enjoy their privacy under one roof.
The program is aligned into one long building that extends parallel to the main avenue, Avenija Dubrovnik in Zagreb.
A custom furniture system was developed for the school of engineering where there are two types of cabinets: one for the professors and one for the students.
A house in Vis that adapts to the steep topography, where every floor is at different height according to the terrain.
A kindergarten proposal that focuses on creating a extra large roof to house all the programs of the educational campus. The public atrium are indicated with light tunnels that cut through the roof to illuminate the spaces.
Early study models exploring layout options for a pizzeria in Zagreb.
The project was commissioned as part of global creative project to produce simultaneous creative centers around the world.
A competition entry for a mixed-use campus programmed with all the programs missing from the center of Zagreb, for which we received second prize!
Detail view of the stair and railing texture for Hostel 63. It is all about the contrast of the lime yellow with the dark anthracite!
The Croatian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2010 was commissioned by Leo Modrčin and a collaboration between 14 Croatian architects including Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Igor Franić, Tanja Grozdanić, Petar Mišković, Silvije Novak, Veljko Oluić, Helena Paver Njirić, Lea Pelivan, Toma Plejić, Goran Rako, Saša Randić, Idis Turato, Pero Vuković, Tonči Žarnić.
A competition entry for a mixed-use development including spaces for office, retail and housing.
Beton hala is located in Belgrade, on the riverfront near the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers.
Located in a beautiful bay near Karlobag, the project scope was to build an annex to an existing old stone house. The annex proposal includes an enfilade of bedrooms while the living spaces -living room, dining room and kitchen-remain within the a renovated stone house located only 3 meters from the sea.
Located in the neighborhood of Kajzerica, in Zagreb, this is a new center for SEECEL (South East European Center for Entrepreneurial Learning). For the pedestrian, the building extends infinitely, meanwhile for the driver, the building is long enough to be presence.
A new cafeteria for the university campus in Varaždin. The building houses both the public program of a cafeteria for student throughout the campus and more private part for student dormitories.
Across the courtyard from Hostel 63, the apartment renovation uses muted colors to make the space appear larger.
Exploded model parts ready for assembly.
Mladost Kif was a competition entry for a sports complex for European games.
An under-utilized rooftop at the engineering school in Zagreb, now activated with a new pavilion.
A physical model for the renovation of an existing pool in Vrapče.
Site model for a mixed-use educational building in Osijek. The building was to include student dormitories and educational classrooms.
Hostel 63's staircase is dipped in neon color.
Instead of having a monolithic hotel, the proposal was to separate the hotel into parts throughout the pristine landscape in the island of Šolta.
Located at a busy intersection in Split, the transportation hub would connect several modes of transportation.
Built as a weekend house turned into an everyday house.
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Provedbom projekta ARHIV arhitektura i urbanizam d.o.o. u svoje će poslovanje implementirati (certificirati) sustav upravljanja kvalitetom (ISO 9001:2015) i sustav upravljanja informacijskom sigurnošću (ISO 27001:2013). Uvođenje certifikata omogućiti će društvu snažniji izlazak na EU tržište budući da je posjedovanje istih često preduvjet za sudjelovanje na natječajima javne nabave. Uvođenjem certifikata poboljšati će se niz poslovnih procesa unutar društva što će dodatno utjecati na povećanje konkurentnosti društva, kako na domaćem tako i na inozemnom tržištu.
Unaprijediti će se sljedeći poslovni procesi: upravljanje ljudskim potencijalima, financije i računovodstvo, upravljanje imovinom, logistika, marketing, nabava, prodaja, strateško planiranje, upravljanje rizicima, nadzor i nove tehnologije.
Ciljevi i očekivani rezultati projekta
Opći cilj projekta je povećanje konkurentnosti društva na domaćem i inozemnom tržištu, poboljšanje niza poslovnih procesa unutar društva, bolje upravljanje internim i eksternim rizicima i prilikama društva te postavljanje informacijske sigurnosti kao jedan od glavnih prioriteta organizacije.
Specifični cilj je implementacija certificiranih sustav upravljanja kvalitetom i informacijskom sigurnošću u poslovanje društva. Povećanje konkurentnosti unapređenjem poslovnih procesa i optimizacijom poslovanja.
Ukupna vrijednost projekta i iznos koji sufinancira EU (u HRK)
• Ukupna vrijednost projekta iznosi 309.818,64 HRK
• Udio EU u financiranju projekta iznosi 210.676,67 HRK
Razdoblje provedbe projekta
18.12.2018. – 18.12.2019.
Kontakt za više informacija
osoba: Bernarda Jukić, office manager