The Karst region in Slovenia is known for its limestone plateau, filled with picturesque caves and sinkholes. Riffing on the local vernacular—lots of small, stone houses—Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti developed this modern interpretation for a family, complete with a bold, rope-lined sleeping loft.
Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti also created a modern brick neighborhood in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The neighborhood includes 185 dwellings. Each unit is highly flexible, and can be configured as a large, open-plan space, or a series of smaller rooms. There are 17 possible configurations.
In recasting a 1,000-square-foot apartment in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Lidija Dragisic of Studio 360 sought to create a modern, adaptable residence. "Small spaces are a big challenge and inspiration," she says. "The goal is to make small areas look and feel big, and to be as useful as much bigger spaces are."
Architect Rok Oman expects the tic-tac-toe comparisons anytime he shows visitors Villa Criss-Cross, a renovated home in Mirje, a historic district in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. The cross-hatch pattern showcased in the building's steel-paneled facade references a pyramid built into the city's stone wall by Jože Plečnik, a famed architect whose Baroque work has become an urban signature.