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Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2006

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Social Housing Block

Successfully employing the humble modular unit, Ofis Architects create highly flexible and economic design solutions in their proposal for low-cost housing along the Izola Bay.

By: Ofis arhitekti

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Slight variations within the modular framework coupled with a diverse color palette prevents the design from getting monotonous.

The design allows for a veranda for each apartment, thus providing an outdoor space that is intimate, shaded and naturally ventilated. A textile shade creates privacy within the balcony and apartment whilst, owing to its semi-transparency, allowing the residents to enjoy views of the bay.

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View of the balconies with perforated side panels and textile shades.

Perforated side-panels allow summer breeze to ventilate the space. The strong colours create different atmospheres within the apartments. Boxes at the side of each balcony provide room for air-conditioning units. Perspective and visual lines are accentuated and utilized, connecting the interiors with their surround, thus making the small rooms seem more spacious.


  • Text: Courtesy, the architect
  • Photographs by Tomaz Gregoric courtesy of Ofis Architects
  • Compiled and edited by Manish Mehta

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