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Built in a neighborhood of Ljubljana once famed for its prestigious villas and well-heeled residents but now home to the crumbling remnants of 1930s low cost housing, this family home by Slovenian firm Arhitektura is a part of the new wave regenerating the area. Replacing the overgrown gardens and decrepit woodsheds, new homes in the shape of modern villas and luxury apartment blocks are taking center stage. While the gradual improvement of the neighborhood occurs, a jarring juxtaposition between new and old will remain, but then you’ve got to start somewhere… 

Arhitektura’s new design is built to accommodate two families, with both residences sharing opposite ends of the 6 meter by 30 meter plot that offered the space to create such a monolithic modern home. On the ground floor, large open living spaces are connected as one, while upstairs the bedrooms take over the first and top floor with access to a roof terrace. Big, bold, and brick heavy, the building is a standout design in the midst of old Soviet-era neighbors, leading the way for a shift in the fabric of a famous neighborhood.

Follow Arhitektura’s work on their website and Instagram, and reread our feature on their previous work, a home for a ceramic designer.

Arhitektura Double Brick House slovenia
Arhitektura Double Brick House slovenia
Arhitektura Double Brick House slovenia
Arhitektura Double Brick House slovenia

Photography © Miran Kambic for Arhitektura

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