Movie: Shopping Roof Apartments
by OFIS Arhitekti

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The fourth and final movie from our series featuring the architecture of Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti features Shopping Roof Apartments, an apartment block on the roof of a shopping market in the Alpine village of Bohinjska Bistrica.

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Completed in 2007, the apartments were designed by OFIS Arhitekti on an L-shaped plan around a rooftop courtyard. This layout opens up views of the mountains to the south and allows as much sunlight as possible to reach each residence.

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Diagonal rows of grey slate tiles clad the building's pitched roof and wrap down onto some of the walls, protecting them from damage by strong winds and snow.

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

West-facing balconies also need shelter from the weather and sit within recesses in the facade.

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

The architects used locally sourced larch for the other elevations, adding vertical panels across the walls and chunky slats around the balconies.

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Dezeen first revealed images of Shopping Roof Apartments when it was first completed, alongside an apartment block based on local Alpine hayracks.

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

See more movies in this series produced by Carniolus, including one about an Alpine holiday hut and another about three baroque houses converted into apartments.

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

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

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

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Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Photography is by Tomaz Gregoric.

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: first floor plan - click above to see larger image

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: second floor plan - click above to see larger image

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: third floor plan - click above to see larger image

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: roof plan - click above to see larger image

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: section A - click above to see larger image

Shopping Roof Apartments by OFIS Arhitekti

Above: section B - click above to see larger image

  • turtle

    Do they still look so great? Doubt they do. Would like to see up to date pictures.

  • wall

    You can see the difference on video. I also like when facade gets grey patina.