Villa Criss Cross Envelope in Ljubljana

Villa Criss Cross Envelope, Contemporary Slovenian Home, Architect, Residential Design Images

Villa Criss Cross Envelope

Contemporary Slovenian Home, Ljubljana Residence – design by Ofis architects

4 Nov 2016

Villa Criss Cross Envelope in Ljubljana

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Design: Ofis arhitekti

Villa Criss Cross Envelope is located in the Mirje Suburbs within the city center of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope

Photos @ Tomaz Gregoric

The street of the villa runs perpendicular to the ancient Roman Wall and continues into a pedestrian passageway under the stone pyramid designed by Plecnik (as part his reconstruction project along the wall).

Villa Criss Cross Envelope

The Villa’s new structure embeds an existing retaining wall along the street front.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

By incorporating the wall as part of the new construction, the new house keeps original position on this street in an axial alignment to the pyramid.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

The external structure is composed of a cube volume and perforated metal envelope.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

The volume extracts cut-outs to create pockets of space that provide a pyramidical stepping down along the roof, a void along the entrance and private glass patios with terraces for living areas of the house.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

Using a material with holes on both sides aims to make an abstract interpretation of the texture of classical villas in the historical suburb.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

The rough classical façade was represented with double perforated panels; the task was to achieve texture through the illusion of depth which allows a light presence and enhances the shadows and reflections off a palette of beige tints.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

The three-dimensional texture creates a dynamic abstraction while encapsulating its coherent volume.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

Diagonal crosses act as a functional and graphic representation.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

The crosses brace the frames of panels and create identity like façade ornaments on historical citizen villas.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

The internal volume embodies two elements: exposed structural concrete walls and a wooden shell.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

The project required a residence for a single family with three children.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

The brief was to maximize living area with minimum of the service space.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

The concept divides space based on distinct program by separating function not by walls but floor levels: ground floor is living/communal space, first floor is children area and second floor parents area.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

With no cellar, the shell is integral to provide all of the space for storage.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

The flush walls fold out to house cupboards, shelves and drawers throughout the living areas and furniture such as beds, seating and counters are built into the floor in order to optimize space and provide easy maintenance.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

This connects different spaces in the house by giving a common function to partitions.

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

Villa Criss Cross Envelope in Ljubljana – Building Information

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Area: 340sqm
Status: project 2012, construction start 2013, completion 2015
Project Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Janez Martincic, Andrej Gregoric, Jade Manbodh, Elisa Ribilotta, Maria Della Mea, Lukasz Czech, Istvan Jenei, Dora Kljenak, Marko Gusic, Jan Celeda, Tanja Veselic, Carlos García-Almonacid, Marija Barovic, Jamie Lee, Polina Isyanyulova, Dani Kaludjerovic, Daniel Muniz Domínguez, Nika Zufic, Marta Vela, Aubin Gastineau, Catarina Cristovinho, Maria Trnovska, Estefanía Lopez Tornay, Jolien Maes, Katarina Lampic, Sabrina Cep

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

Villa Criss Cross Envelope Ljubljana

Technical Team
Structural engineering: IB TECHNO, Gravitas
Mechanical engineering: Vavtar engineering
Electrical engineering: Eurolux
Mechanical servicess: Vavtar Inženiring
Lighting design: Arcadia lightwear
Interior carpentry: Permiz
Facade and windows contractor: Domal
Main construction contractor: G&A

Villa Criss Cross Envelope

Photography @ Tomaz Gregoric

Villa Criss Cross Envelope

Villa Criss Cross Envelope in Ljubljana images / information from Diamond Schmitt Architects

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