OFIS Arhitekti Combines ‘Living Units’ for Pop-Up Library in Slovenia
Last year we featured the awesome ‘Climber’s Cabin’ by Slovenian architects OTIS architekti, which consisted of 9 ‘beds’ and offered 360-degree views over the Slovenian and Italian mountain ranges. This year, OFIS are back and they’re offering views again with the ‘Living Units’ library pop-up in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Like all great pieces of structural design it seems, the modular ‘Living Units’ concept was first unveiled by OFIS arhitekti at Milan Design Week earlier this year. Each structure is essentially a small living space that can be reconfigured and combined with multiple other units to create a bigger space – such as this pop-up library in Ljubljana.
Located at the Slovenian capital’s Castle, each pod in the temporary ‘Living Units’ space features an area for local visitors and tourists to read, while soaking up the incredible sweeping views of the city offered up by the large glass windows in every module.
OFIS arhitekti worked in collaboration with fellow architects C+C and C28 for the ‘Living Units’, as well as engineering firm AKT and contractor Permiz. Though originally designed as prototypes for modular homes, the pop-ups are now being used regularly for other purposes in a variety of locations, climates and terrains.
Each of the modules measures in at 2.5m wide, 4.5m long and 2.7m high. They are designed to work as a single cell, with amazingly enough room inside for a bed, kitchen and bathroom. They can be reconfigured when used in combination, so the sleeping areas are separated from the kitchen and lounge.
Head over to the OFIS Website to see more of their recent projects.