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By keeping an open kitchen, the seaside is visible from the back of the house.
The bedrooms can be opened to the shared living area to create a larger space.
An aerial view of the foundation layer, the loadbearing walls, and the preserved historic facade.
The lobby area functions as the connecting node between the existing building and the proposed addition.
The built-in wall shelving spans steel sheets according to the brick pattern.
Even though the wooden facade looks good throughout the year, it really shines when it's knee-deep in snow.
The circulation is reduced to the bare essentials—spatially speaking—to afford more spacious apartment units.
For the last year, we have been tinkering on the design of a tiny wunderbar home. Check it out on the live website. https://www.lamaeson.com/
Born out of a very collaborative design approach, we are proud to share La Maeson!
The layering of the facade is both an aesthetic and a performance-based decision. The layers allow modulation between the interior micro-environments within the building which, provides an opportunity for an energy-efficient envelop while providing operability to the building's users.
An initial concept collage for a hotel that is centered around a courtyard. The courtyard integrates outdoor circulation, sculpture, and natural elements to create a unique focus on the hotel identity.
The entire apartment renovation uses a monochrome palette to contrast the richness and warmth of the wood cabinetry.
The existing buildings are a mixture of different structures, heights, and roofing types. Part of the challenge was to strategically demolish or retain structural elements to create a cohesive space.
This elevation is quite simple but powerful in situating the house into the context of the surroundings.
The site walls are built parallel to the terrain and emphasize the slope, meanwhile, the house breaks the directionality.
Although the view of our model workshop is a bit older, we continue to build on the culture of model-making. On the right, you can see the beginning stages of our CNC-milling machine.
Reporting from the site: choosing the right shade of gray for a TV console area.
With two distinct hotel identities, the historical part of the hotel—built in the late 1800s—incorporated decorative molding as a playful architectural element throughout the rooms. The use of molding also complements the existing facade and arched windows.
The harder and more prominent question for architects is how to work with what is already there? If we need to build, what should we build? Not so long ago, we wrote a small blurb on our thoughts on aggregate urbanism.
It is only when you are already on the road next to the house, that the upper volume cantilevers over you—otherwise the house is relatively hidden from its surroundings.
The furniture and lighting are meant to be flexible, mobile, and adaptable to any situation in the office.
The full-height windows of the space provide a great background to the office environment.
The pool tucks in between the pillars of the ground floor to provide shade while swimming.
An early collage showing the view of the kitchen from the outside, as if there was no wall.
As a break-out space within an existing office, the space is a flexible and comfortable space that can host different types of activities from lounging to workshops.#P180301 #designdevelopment #office #85 #N45.800921 #E16.007557
As a continuation of the long-term project for Kamp Selce, we have been working on a proposal for a kiosk area that complements the existing pool area.
The yellow patina of the electro-galvanized metal complements the color of the fabric of the built-in seating.
Our proposal hinged on the long-term plan to improve and develop the pedestrian and multi-modal mobility plans for Zagreb—including the refurbishment and expansion of bike lanes throughout the neighborhood.
The inhabited rooftop of the farmer's market creates a new vantage point to the city. It is a publicly accessible space that offers new opportunities for interaction.
Initially, we had the idea to coat the existing Bernardo Bernardi table in dichroic film as a reinterpretation of a classic element in a quintessential modernist Zagreb interior.
A privacy screen that doubles as an entertainment console.
A house as a village — each volume corresponds to a different local material.
Axonometric for the interior renovation of a lawyer’s office with 3-4 lawyers sharing the space.
Reporting from the site: collecting and chiseling stone that will clad the lower volumes of the house.
One of the existing structures on the site made into a paper model showing the textures and material composition.
Since the existing structure is surrounded by Mediterranean pine trees, the new facade builds onto the dense greenery and sense of seclusion.
Reporting from the site: a view of the plumbing fixtures on a tile pattern that combines smooth and rough-finishes.
The facade uses a mixture of rough and fine plaster finishes that creates variety and contrast. Red hues and textures contrasts to the outdoor greenery.
Liveability requires a broad concept of wellbeing. At a building scale it means accessibility to the outdoors —in this apartment building every unit has a balcony, terrace or garden.
The office spaces are laid out according to a column structural grid that allows for partitions in between offices, conference rooms and breakout areas. The main objective was to provide a flexible space that can be suited according to the needs of the headquarters and future-proof.
Reporting from the site: concrete works are done. View from the lower courtyard and pool.
A central interior courtyard creates a private and controlled outdoor oasis opposite to the surrounding dense urban development. Operable screens and windows allow for options for modulating light and air.
Existing structural elements are painted within a particular color scheme to indicate their preservation and create a rhythm within the space.
In this example, the client decided that the living area is best suited as a casual area away from the seaside view for evening use.
The internal layout for the apartments was meant to be flexible for habitation. From an occupancy perspective, it has been interesting how different clients have decided to fit-out their units.
The logistics space within the warehouse is optimized for the arrival, sorting and delivery of packages.
A vacation house that uses the roof as the main element in the design. The two different roof lines accentuate their shape while concealing their program.
Similar to a dolmen, the house has vertical megaliths and a flat horizontal capstone.
Model view of the preserved and renovated facade that faces the historic center of Crikvenica.
The internal layout optimizes the circulation core so that more area is dedicated to apartments. There are four different sized apartments ranging from studio to 3-bedroom totaling 35 units.
The windows throughout the house create alcoves that interact with the interior program. The window in the kitchen helps to define the countertop area.
The sauna is built into the landscape so that it is hidden from view from the living areas. The visible facade is clad in stone that contrasts the red hue of the soil.
Due to the client's particular lifestyle, there was an emphasis on developing careful detailing, specific shelving requirements, and openings. Lights throughout the apartments create an atmosphere or accentuate certain possible events —such as playing cards, cooking, washing, relaxing.
The historic significance of the renovation project stems from its ideal and central location at the heart of the bay of Stari Grad.
The ubiquitous use of plaster and stucco in construction led to a large array of different surface finishes. Each surface option finish interacts differently with light and color. At the same time, each surface finish is associated with certain social and cultural contexts. In this case, using a combed stucco texture and contrasting directionalities emphasize the volumetric nature of the house.
The garage is approached as a flexible open area which can host alternative programs such as car-shows or events.
Proposal for a study room that is free of distractions —just a direct connection to Klek mountain.
The interior for an apartment bathroom where the color and material palette is simplified to enhance the stone tile pattern.
A previous proposal for a boutique hotel in Biograd na Moru. All pool areas were in the upper levels to enhance the visitor experience of the pool and its surroundings.
Reporting from the site: view from the living room. The volume extends in such a way that hides the street and focuses on the trees beyond.
Reporting from the site: the opposite side faces the immediate Mediterranean macchia. In between the upper spaces, there are two staircases, one connecting to the interior and another to the exterior.
The upper pool falls into the lower pool to create an infinity edge as well as a waterfall. Recently, the project was featured on @newgens — check it out on their site!
The main element of the plaza is a circular pergola that extends over the entire open space. It provides shading and a sense of enclosure in public space while reflecting different activities around the space.
Based on future plans to extend the tram line from the Trešnjevka neighborhood to the main throughway of Vukovarska street, the proposal is to keep the tram at the same level as the plaza. By proposing that pedestrians and trams remain at the same level, the plaza can act as a stimulating urban center that contains simultaneous activities that are visible and convenient for different users.
The interior courtyard area of a vacation house on the southern Dalmatian coast — an ideal escape from the harsh summer sun.
As part of the as-built analysis of the site, we conducted an archaeological-like study on the existing warehouses and factories built during different time periods.
The living area is characterized by a mono-volume that contains all the utilities. On the front-end this means an open kitchen with an island and on the back end, the volume incorporates a small toilet and storage.
One of options created for an adaptive re-use of a former plastic factory. As a community hub, co-living and co-working space, this design option explored the minimum amount of demolition and waste.
The sides of the terrace extend beyond the apartment floor to access into the private back terrace of the unit.
A concept design for a series of pools located within a sloped landscape.
Two buildings which transition between civic and cultural corridors and the housing areas to the south.
The long-standing health and wellness history of Kvarner Bay is often taken for granted in terms of offering new perspectives. Taking advantage of the height of the building, the wellness and treatment center is located at the rooftop of the hotel where the views of the seaside compliment the immersive wellness experience.
The opening below will have the circular stairs that connect the ground floor living area with the upper sleeping areas.
The brick ventilation pattern on the facade provides a different perception of the house during the day and night.
A guiding factor within the interior fit-out for a seaside apartment was coordinating the artwork with the furniture and finishes.
Keeping in tradition with country houses in the region, the main entrance leads to the courtyard rather than interior of the household.
The office works as a single open room with two long working stations. The table layout is organized so none of the 3-4 lawyers turn their backs to each other.
All new components are reduced to brick and steel. The modular brick pattern and steel shelving are color matched and assembled to organize the office archives.
The house adapts to the steep terrain and creates a private terrace from the street. As twin - mirrored houses, they are separated by a lush Mediterranean garden.
A view of the hallway for a family-oriented hotel. The carpet graphic carries the ameoba-shaped identity from the lobby into the individual hotel rooms.
View of the bathroom interior in an apartment renovation where the bathroom functions as a threshold between outside and inside.
A view of the construction in progress prior to closing the site for the summer season.
The exterior brick facade works as a screen to the house interior.
The proposal for the new center of Trešnjevka extends from the farmers market into the landscape through the delineation of urban garden plots for immediate neighbors.
The curtain template was originally drawn for our entry hallway with the idea that after the exhibition at Galerija Bernardo Bernardi, the curtains would be relocated back to our office. The curtains work as a casual way to exhibit and display the work we have done to clients, friends and collaborators.
A view of the living area includes a stone-clad fireplace as an object in space dividing the living room with the study area.
By keeping existing olive trees in place, each cluster retains a sense of privacy from its neighbor.
Olive trees are particularly hardy to changes; they can survive several disasters and its lifespan is often measured in centuries. It is no surprise that they were extremely resilient during the construction process.
The house is divided into two apartment units: one on the ground floor and another on the first floor. Each apartment has its own garden terrace that adapts from the sloping terrain.
The cherry on top to a vacation house on the coast is the private master bedroom and rooftop terrace.
Most of the living areas of the house are located on the ground level below, where the topography helps to shield the spaces from the harsh summer sun and wind.
The negotiation between the building and the topography grounds each tower at a different height and creates an undulating elevation of all the towers.
The kitchen wall cabinet can be opened or closed depending on the situation –whether it’s a dinner, a party or just part of the daily routine. Exploring different kitchen layout possibilities for another interior in another apartment part of the Rova complex.
Reporting from the site: the shelving units are being assembled and laid out within the logistics center.
Elements of the existing structure are identified, preserved, and transformed for the new use of the space.
Reporting from the site: setting the formwork for concrete stairs.
A couple of courts, a service block, a table, and some plots come together in this small site to create an open-air casual sports center.
A view of the open circulation for a seaside apartment complex. The planting in between the buildings was carefully selected to create an intimate atmosphere and help to passively cool the temperature.
Attempting to stray away from the regular box form that dominates the area, the buildings on the site respond to elements on the site, the surrounding context and to each other.
The facade is broken down into solid volumes that break up the setback plane. This allows for a dynamic interplay to carve out space for exterior terraces.
Choosing the right pink shade for the facade keeping in tradition with the historical designation of the building.
Decorating the interior of the apartments with natural materials and neutral tones for a timeless and sophisticated look.
South of the farmer's market a series of lots are sub-divided for community gardens giving a chance to local residents to have a small plot of land where to grow their produce.
Axonometric view of the circular pavilion and new square that is formed through the merging of Zvonimir Milčec Park, the road and the existing surface parking lot. The new plaza becomes a central focus point for the neighborhood of Trešnjevka.
Reporting from the site: existing partitions were demolished to bring the space back to its essence.
Two typical rooms coupled to a shared plumbing core.
Reporting from the site: a steel structure is being welded on-site before being lifted to be situated within the exposed beams.
Stacking the floors onto a partially submerged garage. This project investigates the adaptation of an existing structure to fit the lifestyle and behaviour of a new family.
An exterior spiral staircase that leads into your apartment after arrival. A slice of sky to help you transition in and out of the domestic realm.
Reporting from the site: a view of the concrete that is already done, the concrete that is drying and the concrete that will be poured. Work in progress for a house in Dalmatia.
View of one of the inner courtyards, that connects the main living area, the private gym to the exterior courtyard terrace.
A view of the sunset through the steel framing of the workshop space.
Elements are kept minimal but highly functional and flexible so that the space can adapt to the needs and requirements of the changing users.
A series of use scenarios for a multi-functional office space in a co-working complex.
New vegetation on the building complements existing trees. Maintaining urban tree canopies is essential for decreasing the heat island effect especially in places like open-air markets where users spend several hours.
Small pavilions extend beyond the building to provide dedicated retail spaces for flower vendors. A view of the farmer's market from Ozaljska ulica.
Reporting from the site: existing beams are reinforced with steel plates for structural stability. They are left exposed to the space to add to the character of the interior space.
The typical hotel unit is relatively thin in proportion given the constraints of the site. The layout uses these limitations as an opportunity for an unusual ceiling layout which runs diagonally to the room.
The hotel units are accessed through the double-loaded corridor. The seamless finishes enhance the perception of the space.
On the city-side units, the terraces are defined by the historical facade and openings.
The site is a former manufacturing site for plastics – where among other things produced children’s toys. The factory started operations in 1952 however it has not been functional for a while. It usually serves as an informal storage for the city and as an alternative place to hang out.
Plan view of the physical model for the new farmers market and plaza in Trešnjevka.
The modification and renovation of existing tourism infrastructures is not only elemental to the care and maintenance of the space but also a means to improving the quality of tourism—both from a local and global perspective.
Located in a quiet residential area in Zagreb, the project proposes the renovation and adaptation of an existing semi-detached house.
There are three atriums located within the volume of the vacation house –each with its own garden.
The living areas and additional bedrooms are located within the ground floor while the main bedroom is situated as a singular volume on top of the plinth.
The building acts as a bridge over the terrain to maintain the existing topography intact.
A view of the seaside from the entrance and lobby area. Following hospitality trends, the lobby is thought as a common living room where people can informally gather, work, and spend their time.
As part of the historic preservation requirements, the hotel needed to preserve the facade facing the town of Crikvenica. This is the view of the facade from the inside as the only architectural element remaining on the site during demolition.
The interior of the apartment is cleared out to create an open space living area that can extend into the outside.
Aerial view of the building proposal for the new lottery headquarters. The remaining of the site was to be developed for a mixed-use hybrid program of office and residential spaces that ventured into the idea of co-working & co-living.
Interior design and decoration for a seaside apartment. The focus was on how to use quality details within the built-in furniture that can really complement the special pieces of furniture and artwork.
An initial concept collage of the entrance into the hotel. The existing layout of the hotel was cluttered with small rooms which did not allow a direct view into the sea. The idea was to re-establish the direct view to the sea upon entering as a reminder of why you came—the sea, the sun and the atmosphere.
At the intersection of the three volumes, the courtyard is the main family gathering space of the house. A small raised plot of greenery is raised to be at the same level and create an exterior hearth.
Originally planned to be a lively, dense seating layout, the space was modified to meet distancing regulations. The layout uses a flexible open-space furniture arrangement so it can accommodate dense and sparse situations.
Reporting from the site: foundation for the workshop warehouse.
A house in a small village near the coast. Oriented towards the island of Krk, the house is positioned to maximize exterior views while assimilating into the terrain to decrease its street presence.
During the winter, the house is exposed to strong winds –bura—thus, it was important to create spaces for warmth and comfort. A traditional and minimal fireplace adorns a corner of one of the volumes.
The ground floor of the new lottery headquarters is a dedicated showroom and gallery about the history of lottery in Croatia and abroad.
Founded in 1951, Hrvatska Lutrija has a long history of promoting games of chance.
The linearity of the pool helps to expand the courtyard between both villas. Covered with a veil of olive trees, the area is a shaded oasis.
A diagram of the singular community table that defines and provides a different type of restaurant experience.
Stepping away from traditional programmatic thresholds, the hotel lobby and lobby bar has evolved into a communal amenity. There is a shift towards open spaces that are multi-functional hubs —they allow for work, socializing and enjoying drinks and food.
The clear-storey around the facade provides indirect natural light into the workshop which is ideal for working. Exterior facade and gate for an metalworking warehouse in the outskirts of Zagreb.
The ceiling is covered with a barrisol with a custom illustration of coffee leaves. The back-lit stretched fabric provides a brightness to the space that contrasts with the warm-toned yellows and wooden hues.
Several escalators connect the ground floor to the upper and lower levels to create a fluid connectivity. Additional elevators and stairs offer supplementary circulation.
The floors extend past the inhabitable volumes to create a deep overhang that provides protection from the elements —shade for the summer months and a dry cover from rain and snow in the colder months.
Domesticity happens in and around the kitchen island. The idea was to preserve the texture of traditional kitchens in a modern shape —a natural material palette of exposed concrete, wood, stone and copper.
Each unit has its own private pool on a different level of the landscape. The pools are scattered like confetti as part of the composition.
Color blocking denotes the type of program as a wayfinding strategy. A view of the padel courts in the leisure center.
Reporting from the site: existing buildings have been demolished. The first time we have a clear image of the space.
The office area is located within the first structural bay of the warehouse. Within this area, programs include a showroom, open office spaces, private offices, workshop spaces, lounges, entry reception, bathrooms, changing rooms, cantina and kitchen, conference rooms and adminstration offices.
The exterior facade finish is differentiated by the program and relationship to the topography. The volumes with secondary programs adjacent to the ground are finished in a rough, dark coating. Meanwhile the primary living spaces are finished in smooth, white plaster.
Located on a steep slope, the site is terraced to create small green pockets throughout the site.
Each hotel unit is volumetrically projected onto the facade to create a rhythm that breaks the monotony of the plane. Located on the Crikvenica Riviera, strict local zoning and building codes define the site which is at the threshold of the historical town center and the seaside promenade.
Located on a strategic yet underutilized intersection of Zagreb, our proposal for the new Lutrija headquarters subtly leans towards the avenue to create a recognizabile figure.
The arrival sequence was planned to always allow views to the sea. The elevator has a floor-to-ceiling window for direct views to the sea while en route to your apartment. Additional mirror and brushed metal finishes further enhance the colors, views and atmosphere.
The existing sloping conditions of the site created an opportunity for dynamic sectional conditions that engage the topography. Each space interacts with the ground plane in a different way.
Our proposal for the Trešnjevka market competition focuses on creating a new urban park and market plaza as a destination on this side of the city. The main idea was to forgo the Vukovarska corridor and make a pedestrian-friendly area that encourages alternative transportation modes.
Continuing cultural and agricultural traditions of the region, the exterior space around the house is a productive landscape.
By creating an elevated groundfloor, the courtyard is inherently private and has an unobstructed view towards the nearby mountains.
Pursuing clarity in concept and form, a single story ring of rooms extends around the peninsula. Each unit has a unique sense of privacy while maintaining a direct connection to undisturbed local vegetation.
When we started working on this project, there was no access to the site. A new road later, the buildings are almost ready for their new owners.
Using a concrete arch grid, the hotel annex is defined by the multiple structural arches which create a fluid program between reception, lobby, bar and restaurant area.
The interior spaces are arranged according to the view towards Klek mountain.
From the hotel's groundfloor seaside facade Part 3 – the bistro area is for more informal gatherings, quick bites, brunch and daytime hanging out.
From the hotel's groundfloor seaside facade Part 2 – serving as a public gathering space for both hotel guests and visitors alike, the informal seaside reception area is a place to decide where to go.
From the hotel's groundfloor seaside facade Part 1 – a seaside restaurant providing a relaxing atmosphere to spend the evening.
The interior gathering spaces revolve around the kitchen as a central element to the space. The process of storage, preparation, serving and eating is defined within the kitchen as an island.
Concept diagram for the programmatic volumes of a house in Dalmatia. Currently under construction.
In snowy Gorski kotar, the corten terraced landscape also works throughout the winter.
Mirror-clad surfaces expand the perception of the space within the hallway of a boutique hotel.
Reporting from the site: observing and documenting the interior construction details in a semi-detached house.
Developing interiors within existing buildings is always a compromise between existing conditions and design intentions. The hotel interior is split into three sections according to the entry sequence. Each section corresponds to a tonal range as to create a gradual approach from dark to light.
We created an arrangement of curtains to create a space full of architectural representation. The graphic collage combines models, sketches, drawings, photographs and renders produced by the office over the span of five years.
Reporting from the site: the building's pink color is an iconic feature as part of the seaside promenade and bay of the town. Currently starting reconstruction.
The roofs are covered with solar panels which provide ample amounts of power to the house given its sunny location on the coast.
The split level pool creates an infinity effect from the top pool and a waterfall from the bottom pool.
A preliminary development study for a wellness & health resort with a focus on the intersection of architecture, urbanism and landscape.
In the garage for a car collector, the cars are on display to be appreciated from the adjacent office space.
As a place of transition, passage and connectivity, the hotel negotiates between the historic town of Crikvenica and the seaside promenade. Using the split ground floor as an urban connector, the hotel room views are maximized to either side of the structure in the floors above.
The interior of the villa uses a mix & match of furniture made out of natural materials including wood, bamboo and wicker. This combination is a countryside aesthetic born out of necessity yet with a lot of character.
The focus of the family house is the central courtyard as a productive landscape, where the volumes of the interior spaces define the shape of the court.
A concept model for a housing development where the terraces mediate the volumetric layout of the living spaces.
An additional skin to the facade adds a new layer of density that provides structure to the growing vines. The skin camouflages the building as to go unnoticed within the urban fabric.
The perfect forest getaway for when you are in need of reset and time to focus.
The volume of the hotel is strategically open from the public areas to allow a direct visual connection to its context. In this case, the restaurant has a direct view of the Mediterranean forest and the sea beyond.
Reporting from the site: lifting and installing the pergolas on the upper units.
An apartment building where the unit areas increase with the floor height.
From above, the striated volumes accommodate circulation corridors in between to create a rhythm that stretches into the landscape.
The summer kitchen in the vacation house—located in the ground floor—opens to the pool with a garage door to maximize views and sea breeze into the space.
A view of the existing factory warehouse to be renovated into an office and logistics center.
Originally built in late 1800s during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the area was frequented as a place of leisure and wellness. The hotel's interior renovation sought to retain the historic and whimsical details through the use of rich textiles, plaster moldings and pastel colors.
The rooms are placed in a ring following the plot line to create a private central courtyard.
In this case, the landscape and planting becomes an integral part to the experience of the daily routine and seasonal change.
With expansive terraces and balconies, each unit has a unique context to the landscape while having a direct view to the sea.
Subtle changes in color and texture of the exterior finishes are inspired from the local macchia landscape.
A neutral, clean and white interior that contrasts the rich texture of the olive wood panels and the grain of the marble within the open bathroom.
A model of the pools—a tool to help us communicate complex ideas about geometry and topography.
From the side elevation, some linear elements peel off the landscape while others remain parallel to the terrain.
A standard room in a city hotel where no room is the same. As an interior renovation project, each room has a different geometric layout to compensate for the existing window locations. The decorative wallpaper and carpets use geometric graphics to play along with the spatial complexity of having no parallel walls.
The mural for hotel facade helps to break down the scale of the volume. Its iconography is based on the experience of the Mediterranean sea—its flora, its fauna and the act of swimming. Mural by Miron Milić.
Testing ideas on how to integrate a bar and a pergola into a pool complex.
Occasionally on weekdays and every weekend, this is a retreat from the formal routine—the konoba provides a respite, a place to relax with friends and family, over a meal or a sports game.
Each plane is radial and symmetrical to the center. Some planes are meant to conceal the center of the space while the openings are carefully placed to encourage visitors inside and reveal the center.
The layout of the volumes is based on a mrgar—a field structure for shepherding sheep common to the island of Krk. Similarly to the mrgar, the villa reads differently from above and from the ground.
Every window has an operable shading screen to allow the user the ability to control the amount of light into the room.
The ability to enjoy the seaside is directly related to amount of shade. Perched onto the hillside of the island, the building volumes cantilever to provide shading below while maximizing views into the sea.
An interior apartment renovation that focuses on flexibility, neutral colors and emphasizing the height & light of the space.
Located along the main access way to the campsite, the pools are a central gathering point. The pools are built using bio-design technology that is characterized by a resin-pebble lining that softens the edge and makes it easier to access the pool from all sides.
A top view of the model of the reconstruction of glamping villas and the new reflective pergolas.
The project scope includes renovation of the existing low-rise, an addition for amenities, interior design for a 40-key hotel and the re-design of a landscape to accommodate parking requirements and a lush garden that incorporates all existing site trees.
The courtyard has a scale of domesticity and interiority by the nature of being defined by the volumes of the house.
The most important aspect of designing a vacation house is establishing a strong relationship between interior and exterior. The interior spaces open up to the courtyard so that the interior feels like open terraces rather than compartmentalized rooms.
The large rooftop terrace is composed of different color tiles to create an abstract pattern visible to the hotel guests above. From the terrace, the focus is on the panoramic view of the sea.
Elevation view of a long wall with a built-in closet for a factory. The thick wall is equipped with all possible auxiliary features for the workers of the factory floor from sinks, to fire-life safety devices, storage and doors leading into the adjacent office spaces.
How can we transform existing under-utilized industrial facilities into community-based tourism initiatives?
Pool or sea? Have it both ways where the Adriatic sea offers a great backdrop to the amoeba shaped-pool.
Utility and service rooms are aligned on the terrain side to allow a direct view of sea from each room.
Spending the summer in a pool among the olive trees.
The proposal for a facade renovation that uses plants to activate and soften the existing structure.
Each unit faces a different direction to create a sense of intimate connection to the landscape.
The linearity of the space is reinforced through its circulation which acts as a separation between the open office areas and shared spaces. The shared spaces programs are color coded for wayfinding purposes.
A schematic proposal for a different kind of villa—an educational center geared to health seminars and continuing education. Formally the villa creates exterior shelter areas from the high speed winds so that it can be used year-round.
The building elevation is defined by three vertical solids where the vertical circulation works as a bridge between living units.
The pre-fabricated units feature large sliding doors that paired with a screen allow the guest control over light and privacy.
The restaurant is divided into smaller spaces by the existing mass walls so we focused on light neutral colors throughout the space. Small pops of color based on the hotel branding scheme keep it playful.
Upon entry, skylights above the stairs frame the sky and sea.
Located alongside the Adriatic Highway—Jadranska Magistrala—, the hotel was developed during a hospitality construction boom that followed the construction of the highway. The hotel typology is typical to the 1970s tower & base typology. The project looks into merging a pool complex into the typology and the existing cascading topography.
Since the upper volume of the house provides shade to the courtyard and pool area below, the long linear volume is strategically perforated for circulation, views and indirect light.
Once a year during the summer, many families and friends head to their coastal pilgrimage. Many groups return year after year, and for a month or so, they form a small, tight-knit community. People from different regions form temporary but strong bonds, share meals, and their love for the sun, sea, and salt. The collective imagination of summer vacation exists as a mental and physical space. Aerial view of the camp.
Each volume hosts a different program—shown in this color-coded diagram. Living and sleeping areas are located on the upper levels with their spaces defined by circulation axes.
Situated on a hilly terrain, some of the volumes are located at different elevations, making for interesting volumetric relationships.
The wooden box defines the sleeping area within the hotel room. View of the standard room at day & night.
The pools are heavily programmed with water features for all ages —a key item is the stacked tower with water slides. Currently under construction.
Walk-in closet view for one of the bedrooms in a semi-detached house.
A villa complex near the seaside that includes the renovation of a stone house and the reconstruction of a concrete base with a new upper volume addition.
A view of a the mockup room – including a prototype for the hotel information booklets which hang onto the wall by magnets.
Strategic openings in the pergola allow for views into the landscape within the density of the campsite grounds.
The volumes of the family house engage the surrounding topography so that the building appears to emerge from the sloping ground plane.
The apartment units are placed on half-levels which splits the volume to create a dynamic stair circulation section while maintaining the volumes within the allowed building envelope.
Overlapping terraces create moments of activity—here a cantilevered terrace with a waterslide to the children's pool.
An initial exploration into a hotel interior inspired by the aesthetics of hygiene and utility in combination with primary colors for a sculptural, playful and industrial atmosphere with a lack of pretension.
Each level accommodates a different program including four private bedrooms, an interior living area—with an open kitchen, dining room and living room— and a bottom-level konoba for summer use that conveniently opens to a private pool.
Two mirrored villas that share a volumetric base. Each villa is composed of 5 split floor levels.
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. #architectureurbanism #P180802 #schematicdesign #residential #700 #N43.383689 #E16.904959
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: second phase of the Hotel Katarina renovation project is the redesign of the existing exterior seaside pools.
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 Milić — in progress.
In the outskirts of Malinska, a six unit apartment complex is being developed where 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 spaces.
An outdoor leisure complex that includes a split level pool with a children's pool, a 94 meter long wall, a playground with a water slide and several day-beds and lounging areas to spend the summer.
From a distance, the house is a series of discrete pavilions within the landscape. Existing olive trees were kept on-site and relocated as necessary, all other landscaping is 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 on the Elements of architecture, Countryside, Oslo Triennale and the future of EU. All in celebration of the 5 years of ARHIV. We will repeat it soon.
Informed by vernacular roofing in the area, the apex of the clay 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 multiple 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 facade, the window has a deep 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 back 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 bar in the city center: the counter was installed and removed shortly after that same day. The end.
Models are our everyday tools: a model for an IT creative office occupying an entire floor of the tallest building 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: a 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.
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 project, 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.
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: 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 2/2.
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 1/2.
The hotel rooms are organized into wireframe modules: the wireframe bed denotes a place for rest. Blue is the warmest color 2/2
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 1/2.
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 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 repeat 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?2/2.
A competition we did for the adaptive re-use of a former paper factory into an innovative sustainability school. How are we sustainable? 1/2.
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 landscape 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. #underconstruction #office #N45.47513 #E15.56541
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 landscape interventions creates a barcode of landscape — from plan view— that engages 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 an interiors for a hackathon is similar to designing a co-working space but with more stringent requirements. It must satisfy all the technological requirements, offer extreme flexibility and adaptability to its participants, exists for only a short amount of time—in this case only 24hrs—labor and materials must be readily available and affordable!
Pool as object: a 3D printed pool is just one of the pieces of the puzzle for a villa complex in Krk.
Reporting from the site: Sliding doors are being fit 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 he entrances to provide a place to sweat the toxins out before going into the home.
Following the slope of the hill, the house from the street seems small and respectful towards its neighbors but expands once seen from the side.
Already gutted 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 finished in brushed steel.
Reporting from the site: floors and walls have been finished in the apartment, ready for 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 older structure. The old building is completed through a process of deconstruction and editing what pieces are needed.
Makije, Macchia, Maquis, Macula, Garrigue, Chaparral — Croatian, Italian, French, Latin, Greek, Spanish. All the words to describe the shrub-land 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, kitchen and outdoor terrace into one space where the parents can cook and watch their children playing in the living room or in the pool. For a sense of privacy, you are surrounded by the 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 and installed.
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 panels.
Reporting from the site: walls are primed and painted.
Rolling out the red carpet! Every padel court is a different color to break the monotony of the infinite field.
A moire 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 moire 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 handmade 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 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.