Faculty of Mathematics
Built in the University area of Ljubljana, this faculty is not ‘just’ a building: in fact, it is a three story slab built on top of the existing two story building, containing completely different program. Being an edifice without a 'ground floor', this building tries to develop the idea of public spaces of the school as series of transparent 'rooms', carved out of the building mass, hovering above the city. At first glance a formally simple architecture is precisely formulated, whether one looks at the programmatic organization or at tactile treatment of surfaces. Elegant glass skin, screen printed with different densities of the same pattern, speaks about the programmatic structure hiding behind. Simultaneously, seemingly random prints appear as if they are forming together an independent, almost plastic overall surface. Only the public and communal spaces of the school have a glass skin without prints, thus establishing a delicate conversation of the interior with the city beyond.