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Alja Mišigoj and Manica Lavrenčič

Alja Mišigoj and Manica Lavrenčič

Trebinjska ulica 7, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Alja Mišigoj and Manica Lavrenčič are young architects based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. They graduated in Architecture from University of Ljubljana. During their studies Alja spent one year as an exchange student in Valencia, while Manica worked in Paris and Beijing. They also collaborated with different architects and architecture offices in Ljubljana. In addition they are passionate about working together on their own projects. In 2018 they won the Slovenian competition of Outsider magazine.

Future Home


Creative use of space, iconic design and experience of living

Future Home


Creative use of space, iconic design and experience of living
This project is a reflection on new forms of modern living in a wooden multi-dwelling unit in the city.
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  • Practical problems

The home of an urban dweller is a dynamic home, due to the diversity of an urban life. The house represents an optimal synthesis of flexibility and determination, adaptability and rigidity, all of which is necessary for a comfortable and modern stay in the city. The design of the building allows dimensional flexibility of the dwellings, which enables social diversity of the inhabitants and personalisation of an individual unit. The building is a scaled city on its own,with a public, semi- and completely private program.
With a carefully presented housing scenarios this project also enables less conventional forms of residential communities and cooperatives, where the function of conventional spaces (e.g. garage), can easily be transformed. This way the building explores program flexibility and its alternatives in terms of energy and socialization.
The design of such house will allow for it to be sustainable and successfully developed even after the work of an architect is completed.


present: the majority of the population are families, minority individuals.

future: the majority of the population are individuals, minority families.

first floor layout

typical cross section

inside of the apartment
The exterior of the building does not change during different scenarios.

Future Home


Creative use of space, iconic design and experience of living

Future Home


Creative use of space, iconic design and experience of living
This project is a reflection on new forms of modern living in a wooden multi-dwelling unit in the city.
File under
Type of project
  • Practical problems

The home of an urban dweller is a dynamic home, due to the diversity of an urban life. The house represents an optimal synthesis of flexibility and determination, adaptability and rigidity, all of which is necessary for a comfortable and modern stay in the city. The design of the building allows dimensional flexibility of the dwellings, which enables social diversity of the inhabitants and personalisation of an individual unit. The building is a scaled city on its own,with a public, semi- and completely private program.
With a carefully presented housing scenarios this project also enables less conventional forms of residential communities and cooperatives, where the function of conventional spaces (e.g. garage), can easily be transformed. This way the building explores program flexibility and its alternatives in terms of energy and socialization.
The design of such house will allow for it to be sustainable and successfully developed even after the work of an architect is completed.


present: the majority of the population are families, minority individuals.

future: the majority of the population are individuals, minority families.

first floor layout

typical cross section

inside of the apartment
The exterior of the building does not change during different scenarios.


Idea by

Alja Mišigoj and Manica Lavrenčič
Alja Mišigoj and Manica Lavrenčič
Trebinjska ulica 7
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Alja Mišigoj and Manica Lavrenčič are young architects based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. They graduated in Architecture from University of Ljubljana. During their studies Alja spent one year as an exchange student in Valencia, while Manica worked in Paris and Beijing. They also collaborated with different architects and architecture offices in Ljubljana. In addition they are passionate about working together on their own projects. In 2018 they won the Slovenian competition of Outsider magazine.