Domino

The terraced houses Domino are an example of a residential build in a given urban situation of quality architecture and building quality.  An investment without speculative intentions, with the preferential task of a high energy efficiency build and the use of modern technological solutions.

The innovative residential environment ensures a healthy societal development, a good life, effective work and integration into the community. The new residential typologies match with a modern lifestyle and the living culture fit for a modern family. The job of architecture is to balance solutions between the right residential typology, minimal demands on planning the apartments and financial and energy housing policies.

56,4% of buildings in Slovenia have one to four apartments. Only 12.6% residential buildings are higher than five stories. The rising trend of suburbanization predicts the further expansion of cities. More than half of the citizens who plan to move to a new apartment in the next five years would like to move to the outskirts of the city because of bad living conditions. An apartment is one of the basic human needs and rights, but for many it is still an unattainable privilege.

The terraced houses Domino are an example of a residential build in a given urban situation of quality architecture and building quality.  An investment without speculative intentions, with the preferential task of a high energy efficiency build and the use of modern technological solutions.

Although it is situated near the city center, Pobrežje seems like a separate pocket, bordered in by the highway and railroad, the cemetery and the abandoned dump. It has never been wholly urbanized and is fragmented into sections of pre-socialist houses, in between which bigger apartment complexes had been built. Today it is still expanding due to the new junction to the highway, which has made the area attractive to supermarket chains.

The complex of ten terraced houses occupies the old parking lots between the apartment blocks and one-story family houses. Two strings of houses stand in the intersection of the triangular lot, so they create a peaceful inner space divided into gardens. Each house consists of four-and-a-half bedroom apartments organized into three stories.

The ground floor is a big living space organized around the stairway and open to the garden, from which one can also access the inner walkway. The terraced houses occupy a small surface in the middle of the existing neighborhood, which with careful organization offer the same comforts the freestanding houses in the neighborhood do, but on the other hand offer more privacy to the residents. The houses are low-energy, they use heat pumps to cool and heat and they have a solar device to heat water and have been awarded the Energy Performance Certificate.

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