Today we present a brand new home in the Situla development of Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. This striking, unique space was designed by GAO Architects.
Gao designed an open living area, divided from the hallway with a slightly transparent wall. The heart of the apartment is the central kitchen, with oak countertop. Using a construction pier as a base for the kitchen counter helps it serve a multifunctional element, offering not only a surface for cooking and serving but also as a social center. The space is divided by the pier so the living-dining room opens up to a beautiful atrium inspired by Japanese gardens.
Interior colors resemble the dark tones of the outer panels, comprising the facade of the atrium, thus linking the interior and exterior.
The main hallway divides the more private area of the flat into three separate rooms: the bedroom, the guest room, and a smaller bedroom ideal for teens or children. The walls of the hallway are covered in birch tree wallpaper, making for a soft transition from public to more private areas of the flat. Each of the rooms is defined with a specific detail, such as a swinging chair, a boxing bag, or a painting covering the central wall. It’s all tied together functionally with two large bathrooms and two wardrobes.
The whole artistic impression of the apartment is assisted by photographs by Slovene photographers, artistic pottery, and diverse accessories. This home offers a view of the Ljubljana castle and the slowly moving trains covered in graffiti, radiating a certain artistic, dynamic, and contemporary way of living in the capital of Slovenia.
Exterior view of the central living and dining area on left through floor to ceiling glass, with outdoor covered social space on hardwood flooring.
The living room is surrounded in floor to ceiling bookshelves in dark mocha tones, with light hardwood flooring and natural wood dining table. Unique paper note chandelier hangs next to dome ceiling light.
This view shows us the large blue sectional sofa and colored glass coffee table, with open space leading to kitchen in background.
Here we have a view through the open kitchen toward the living room, highlighting the open design and semi-transparent dividing wall.
Closer view of the kitchen reveals minimalist wood panel cabinetry design under natural oak countertops, with brushed aluminum backsplash holding upper shelving.
As we pull back a bit, the large central countertop is revealed, with bar style seating on outer side, built-in shelving, and central dividing wall with wood shelves overhead.
Moving to the right, we see the semi-transparent dividing wall, visually separating a hallway in this open space.
View down the central hallway leads to private areas of the home, bedrooms and wardrobe spaces, with expanse of natural wood flooring throughout.
This cozy office or study space includes mounted upper shelving in dark tones, reflecting the exterior panels, with day bed on right and natural wood desk on left. The birch tree wallpaper can be seen in hall.
This bedroom features a small private bath, with exterior glass door on right and artistic paint element on left wall.
Opposite view of bedroom, highlighting glossy black cabinetry and orange wood bedside dresser with glass table top. Central garden area can be seen through glass doors.
Here’s a second bedroom, across the main hallway from master bath, with another art piece on the wall and black shelving in lieu of headboard.
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