Movie: Hayrack Apartments
by OFIS Arhitekti

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The next movie in a series about the buildings of Slovenian practice OFIS Arhitekti features a social housing block on the outskirts of Ljubljana with a latticed facade inspired by local Alpine hayracks.

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Named Hayrack Apartments, the building was completed in 2007 and contains a total of 56 residences that vary from small studio flats up to large, four-bedroom apartments.

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

OFIS Arhitekti designed the building with an L-shaped plan to frame a central courtyard and to avoid disturbing the roots of a 300-year-old lime tree that's also located on the site.

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Wooden beams were used to create the criss-crossing and linear facade patterns, which are typical of old farms, barns and hayracks in the area. "Traditionally farmers use the beams to store grass and corn. On the housing facade one can hold flowers or other balcony decoration," explained the architects.

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Textured grey tiles cover the sloping rooftops, intended to replicate the appearance of slate.

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

We first featured the Hayrack Apartments in 2007, just after the building was competed, along with a residential development of a shopping market.

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

This is the second movie in the series produced by Carniolus. The first features an Alpine holiday hut in a national park.

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

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Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Photography is by Tomaz Gregoric.

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: ground floor plan - click above for larger image

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: first and second floor plan - click above for larger image

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: third floor plan - click above for larger image

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: roof plan - click above for larger image

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: section A - click above for larger image

Hayrack Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: section B - click above for larger image

  • A.frid

    I’ve been there. It’s a nice project, but not as good as the pictures.

  • Don

    It would look fine after some years with some ivy on it. Very small apartaments though and not varied.