SADAR+VUGA was founded by Jurij Sadar and Boštjan Vuga in 1996 in Ljubljana. Over the 25 years, the company has been an incubator of critical European architectural practice focusing on open, innovative, and integrated architectural design and urban planning.
The office has a forward-leaping and often critical approach, covering a wide spectrum of production from urban planning to interior design. The stimulation for its projects comes from visual, audial, and textual information, from art and fashion, science, and technology, allowing them to generate a sensitive and responsive environment we live in.
Designing living areas, shaping interior environments, questioning every decision, opening new territories of experimentation, challenging conventionalized notions of beauty and seeking to create seeming
incoherence through always resisting signature – we are playful and bold, disciplined, yet exuberant, focused, but humorous and most of all, we are curious.
The portfolio of built work ranges from innovative town planning to public space sculpture, from interactive new public buildings to interventions within older existing structures. The client base reflects the diversity of the office, ranging from municipal and central governments, private and national arts bodies, to local clients and international developers. The portfolio of built work ranges from innovative town planning to public space sculptures, from interactive new public buildings to interventions within older existing structures.
We invent. We learn and explore. From concepts to details.
"We constantly research and test . We like to test ideas that we discarded a decade ago, believing they will not work. This drives us and enables us to produce diverse work: we don't have a particular style and this is our advantage. Our style is the 'absence of style'. This makes our projects recognisable."
Boštjan Vuga is an architectural practitioner, researcher, educator, and editor. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana and at the AA School of Architecture in London. In 1996 he founded SADAR+VUGA architectural office along with Jurij Sadar.
Boštjan Vuga is appointed professor for architecture at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana. He has taught at the Berlage Institute Rotterdam, the IAAC Barcelona, the Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana, TU Berlin, MSA Muenster, Technischen Universitat Graz, Politecnico di Milano, Confluence School of Architecture, Lyon. He is appointed associate professor for architecture at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana. He was a visiting critic at AA London, the Bauhaus Kolleg in Dessau, the ETH in Zürich, Leopold-Franzens-Univeristat Innsbruck, EIA Ecole D’ingenieurs et d’architectes Fribourg, the Academy of Visual Arts Vienna among others. He is currently a Unit Master at Diploma Programme at the AA London.
He regularly lectures at architectural schools, conferences, and symposia in Slovenia and abroad. He publishes articles about current issues in architecture and urban planning. He edited several publications, among them the Plecnik 2007 issue for AB Architectural Bulletin and series of publications for TU Berlin.
Boštjan Vuga participated as a co-curator at the Montenegro Pavilion, at the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture “Fundamentals” in Venice, 2014.
He was the curator of the “edu.arh: Practices in Architectural Education” exhibition in MAO Ljubljana (2020-2021).
From 2014 to 2018 he was the President of the council of the MAO Museum of Architecture and Design of Slovenia. Since 2022 he has been the President of Architect Jože Plečnik’s Found members board.
Jurij Sadar graduated at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana (1987) and worked as an independent architect until 1993. From 1993 to 1997 he worked as assistant professor at the same faculty. He is the co-founder of architectural office SADAR+VUGA.
He lectures at architectural schools, conferences, and symposia in Slovenia and abroad, among others Piran Days of Architecture, SCI – ARCH Los Angeles, New trends of Architecture Tokyo and Melbourne, UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design Los Angeles, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Tsinghula University Beijing, BauWelt Münich, Malta Design Week, Skopje Architecture Week, Kotor Architectural Summer School, Semaine Internationale d’architecture in Nancy, School for architecture Hunan University Changsha and Faculty of Architecture STU Bratislava.
Jurij Sadar is currently a full professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana.
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Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at SADAR+VUGA. We are always on the lookout for designers with exceptional talent in architectural design, documentation, 3D modeling and rendering. EU citizenship is preferable, but not mandatory.
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We review applications fortnightly, so applicants should expect to receive a response within two weeks. Due to the large number of applications we receive, we do not contact unsuccessful applicants – apologies. Interviews shall be arranged in person or on SKYPE.