Movie: Baroque Court Apartments
by OFIS Arhitekti

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Earlier this year Slovenian firm OFIS Arhitekti transformed three baroque houses in Ljubljana into an apartment block with a secret courtyard, which is featured in this third movie from our series about the studio's work.

Baroque Court Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Located in the city's historic centre, the three buildings had most recently been used as the offices and bookshop of a publishing company, before OFIS Arhitekti were brought on to combine the spaces and create twelve new apartments.

Baroque Court Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Providing daylight for each apartment proved difficult so the architects added glass elevations around the existing courtyard, which they then converted from a storage area for air conditioning units into a small garden for residents.

Baroque Court Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

"Since the court is very narrow and enclosed from all sides, the main concern was to provide as much light as possible to become a form of internal garden," said the architects.

Baroque Court Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Behind the glass, rows of arches with stone pillars provide traces of the original architecture, while the street-facing elevations are restored to their original condition.

Baroque Court Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

The movie was produced by Carniolus and follows one about an Alpine holiday hut and another about a social housing block inspired by hayracks.

Baroque Court Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Other projects by OFIS Arhitekti on Dezeen include student housing inspired by wooden baskets and an apartment with staggered floors.

Baroque Court Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

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Baroque Court Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Photography is by Tomaz Gregoric and Jan Celeda.

Baroque Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: level 1 plan - click above to see larger image

Baroque Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: level 2 plan - click above to see larger image

Baroque Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: attic level 1 plan - click above to see larger image

Baroque Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: attic level 2 plan - click above to see larger image

Baroque Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: north section - click above to see larger image

Baroque Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: south section - click above to see larger image

Baroque Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: east section - click above to see larger image

Baroque Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: west section - click above to see larger image

Baroque Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: sun diagram - click above to see larger image

  • Shane

    Elegant.

  • http://www.2050.si Jure

    This is the website: http://www.krisperjevahisa.si

    The prices are around 4675€ per square metre… a bit high for the current economic situation.

  • Ran

    Looks cramped. But a nice attempt indeed.

  • Mr. Jinkles

    Good architecture soothes my soul.

  • popart

    Great. It would be nice as a boutique hotel.

  • KDS

    Very elegant, indeed. But it seems like a strange choice to have children tromping all over the place in the film. Most of the units have no more than one tiny bedroom. I don’t expect we’ll see many young families moving in.