Nanoworld in the greenery of university center. New Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – The design concept of Sadar + Vuga was announced as the winning architectural solution

The winning solution was recognized as “innovative, attractive, recognizable, modern, but at the same time fully functional and above all justified by implementation”. The architectural design is primarily a reflection of what the faculty is doing today or what it means to teach future mechanical engineers. We considered how mechanics goes into nanotechnology, how a building should fit the meaning of the nanoscale as much as possible, and what the nanoscale looks like.

Although the new building, has extensive program and content, it does not function as a huge volume, as it is designed as a dynamic structure of horizontal planes, as a structure of cross-loaded panels of different sizes.


HISTORY OF THE FUTURE – Archetypes of Plečnik’s Architecture

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition History of the Future – Archetypes of Plečnik’s architecture, on Friday 7 February 2020, at 1.00 p.m., at the Plečnik’s House.

The exhibition will be opened by the Dean of Faculty of Architecture, assoc. Prof. Matej Blenkuš Ph.D., Prof. Jurij Sadar and Blaž Peršin, Director of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana. The exhibition presents a series of photographs, axonometric drawings, and abstract models made from wood, epoxy resin, and plaster – of the so-called “archetypes” in which students condensed the ideas from selected examples of Plečnik’s architecture.

S+V Proposal for Renovation of Best Western Premier Hotel Slon Lobby

The space and interior of the Hotel Slon never had any spatial hierarchy. It never presented any special spatial sequences with specific viewpoints.

Our proposal for the new Hotel Slon Lobby divides the spatial experience into 3 sections: Podium, Friz and Grand shade. The central lobby space will change in height from 4,5m to 9,00m. This will be the first prominent lobby in the history of the hotel. The space with all these elements and carefully selected references from the 60s and 70s will paint an unforgettable image to anyone who will visit it.


Jurij Sadar’s Inaugural Lecture “History of the Future”

You are warmly welcomed to join the inaugural lecture of Assoc. prof. Jurij Sadar, entitled History of the Future before being elected as a Full Professor of Architecture. 

The lecture will be held on:

Thursday, 12th of December at 18.00

Vurnik Lecture Room, Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana

Boštjan Vuga holds two lectures in Buenos Aires!

This time Boštjan is traveling far away abroad to hold lectures followed by discussion and an interview about the office’s work, agenda, and focus after 23 years since its establishment.

Firstly, Universidad Torcuta Di Tella, Escuela de Arquitectura invited Boštjan to present a review of SADAR+VUGA’s work. The lecture theme is porosity and will be held on Monday, 25. 11. at 7pm in the premises of the university.

Secondly. Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Buenos Aires Alain Brian Bergant and President of the United Slovenia Jure Komar invited him to lecture and talk for the Slovenian community in Argentina. The lecture will be on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 7pm at Slomšek’s home, Castelli 28, Ramos Mejía.

Both lectures are open to public but prior registration is needed. Welcome!

Chic,Cosmopolitan and Strong: New DCB Bussines Park

We were invited to design a new business center for the company DimnikCobau d.o.o. The DCB complex consists of three buildings with the DCB III being the main one.

The building is an example of how an architectural object can become a generator of progress and change in the wider urban scale of the city. Because of the design of window frames and shutters of the tower, which remind of classic architectural elements with the half-bow form, it is strong and cosmopolitan enough to become a new icon of the north-eastern part of Ljubljana. It becomes a new public area in the service-storage zone, lifted above the traffic space of the moto plaza.

Boštjan is going back to AA London School

After completing the postgraduate master’s course at the AA School of Architecture in London in 1995, Boštjan is coming back to the prestigious and competitive institution this time as a visiting professor.

He will share his comprehensive design approach with students by teaching a two-year Diploma Programme together with Alvaro Velasco.

More about the topic

Diploma 13: Poorosities—The Giardini della Biennale as a Metaproject


Meet HELGA at Maison et Objet Paris

After Milano Design Week, Helga, the wine rack is traveling in Paris. You can find our elegant wine rack at Exhibition We Are Open! which is dedicated to showcasing some of the freshest, smartest designs in the country. And it’s 100% Slovenian, which means it’s made only with high-quality local ingredients.

See you during the MAISON&OBJET / 6–10 September, 2019

Skillsharing with Boštjan Vuga at Museum Of Architecture and Design

What are the ways of managing design office? How to organise the office and stay authentic to the creative process and also grow to international relevance?  How to ensure an adequate financial plan for finishing the project?

Join the lecture followed by an intriguing discussion between three Slovenian offices

SKILLSHARE // September 18th, 2019 at 6.00 PM // MAO, Ljubljana


S+V has been invited to a competition to design a new business building for the largest Slovenian energy company and importer – Petrol Group.

How can an architectural design of a building stimulate the corporate culture of Petrol and add to the well-being and happiness of the people who work there?

We designed a new building of the modern corporation with Petrol’s slogan Energy for Life in mind while using three starting points; community, knowledge and body as a base strategy. The design of the building and the activities that happen in it encourage movement and balance of the work process and the physical needs of employees. The new Petrol office building will enable a stimulating working and living environment, professional and social interactions as well as unexpected situations.

Read more about the whole project here.