The Villa is located in Trnovo within the city center of Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is renovation of a small existing house dating from 1934.
Old house was designed by architect Emil Navinsek, known for innovation space concepts of a school non-corridor plan. He designed the house next to his residence for his two unmarried eldery sisters who lived together in a small surface of only 50m2 per floor.
The street where the house is situated was mostly built in the 60s and 70s with typical one family residential houses made in combination of white plaster render and dark wood cladding.
▼从街道望向建筑，street view ©Image courtesy OFIS Architects + Tomaz Gregoric
Floor Level Intersections
The extension is creating different intersection between old and new part on each floor … is composed of 3 cube volumes, each in a proportion of a shoe-box like existing house floorplan. Boxes are stacked with 90 degrees shifts creating overhangs and terraces. The volumes are claded in dark wood – spruce vertical lattice – in the context of the street architecture. The structure is combination of a concrete base, metal frames and wooden substructure. Interior of the new part is formed mostly by wall cladding creating integrated wardrobes and walls. The old house is simply renovated keeping all the existing textures and materials.
▼新建筑由三个相互穿插的立方体构成，the extension is created by three cube stacked with 90 degrees shifts ©Image courtesy OFIS Architects + Tomaz Gregoric
Interior of an old house and new extension are connected in different layouts – new extension perforates through the old walls creating associated facilities:
groundfloor as a living area, first floor with kids rooms and guest room, top floor with master bedroom and living.
▼总平面图：新旧建筑在外观上截然不同，但在室内却相互融合，site plan: there is distinction between the old and new while the internal space is flouting in-between ©Image courtesy OFIS Architects + Tomaz Gregoric
The heart of the house – intersection of volumes and connector of old and new is a staircase attached to a main vertical concrete wall. Inspired by Adolf Loos interiors forms elevated podiums, niches, wardrobes, small sitting areas and is partly extended into small spaces in the existing part of the house creating private living areas on each floor.
▼起居空间向老建筑延伸，模糊了新老建筑之间的界限，small sitting areas is partly extended into the existing part of the house creating private living areas on each floor ©Image courtesy OFIS Architects + Tomaz Gregoric
▼起居室向老建筑区域延伸，the living area is extended into the old part of the house ©Image courtesy OFIS Architects + Tomaz Gregoric
▼位于二层的儿童房，the kids room on the second floor ©Image courtesy OFIS Architects + Tomaz Gregoric
▼通往二层主卧的楼梯，stairs leading to the top floor ©Image courtesy OFIS Architects + Tomaz Gregoric
▼从这里步入起居室，the small corridor leading to the living room ©Image courtesy OFIS Architects + Tomaz Gregoric
▼起居室享有开阔的景观视野，the living room with open view ©Image courtesy OFIS Architects + Tomaz Gregoric
▼主卧，the master bedroom ©Image courtesy OFIS Architects + Tomaz Gregoric
▼（左）原始图纸；（右）轴测图，(left) the original drawings; (right) axonometric projection
▼地面层平面图，ground floor plan
▼一层平面图，first floor plan
▼二层平面图，second floor plan
location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
status: completion 2017
project team:Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik , Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Jamie Lee, Lorenzo Conti, Maja Vecerina, Sam Eadington, Alexandra Volkov, Aliaksandra Dalmatava, Anastasia Barasheva, Chiara Girolami, Darko Ivanovski, Elisa Ribilotta , Łukasz Czech, José Navarrete Jiménez, Mariangela Fabbri
photographer: Tomaz Gregoric
English text: OFIS Architects
Chinese text: gooood editor Yi Ting