yes, we won powder mountain competition

Summit Power Mountain is unique development set in the scenic mountain range in Utah, USA. The competition was organized in order to set a template for 500 sustainable, ski accessible, mountain cabins.

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awarded and recognition by:

Seoul Metropolitan Government / project Seoul – Seoul, South Korea

The Association of Siamese Architects
Under Royal Patronage –  Bangkok, Thailand

Summit Powder Mountain –  Eden, Utah, USA

Chicago Architectural Club –  Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dubrovnik Architecture Assosiation –  Dubrovnik, Croatia

Zagreb Architecture Association –  Zagreb, Croatia

media publications:

“the 2nd place winner had the better idea: Convert [the convention hall] into…”

Chicago Tribune | 2011 Burnham Prize

“A Slick Cabin Design For The Wilderness-Obsessed”

Fast Co. Design | Summit Powder Mountain

“Summit Powder Mountain cabin design winner shows “how to build responsibly at 8,400 ft”

Ski Curbed  | Summit Powder Mountain

“concept is an interpretation of ‘keep it simple and straightforward’ logic”

Finance Manager | Summit Powder Mountain & other projects

“Summit Powder Mountain cabin design winner shows “how to build responsibly at 8,400 ft”

Bustler  | Summit Powder Mountain

“Lahkotna arhitektura sotora se ohrani in transformira v trajnejso obliko!”

Outsider  | Summit Powder Mountain

“Ideja pa je tako osnovna, da bi lahko zaživela kjerkoli.”

Outsider | Basic in Architecture

“Idea of What The Obama Library Could Look Like”

Curbed Chicago | 2011 Burnham Prize

“Održivi planinski drveni šatori”

Pogledaj.To  | Summit Powder Mountain

“design pushes the conversation on nature-respecting modern mountain architecture and communal living”

Alpine Modern | Summit Powder Mountain

“Spirit of innovation in the heart of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains ”

Architizer  | Summit Powder Mountain

“humbly complement the landscape specific to the mountain range”

World Architects | Summit Powder Mountain

Featured projects

latest projects, news and publications

third prize

We ware honored to be awarded third prize in Hongdae Eoulmadang-ro cultural platform in Seoul, South Korea

Hongdae Eoulmadang-ro this proposal envisions a fragmented cultural platform where there is no one single building that houses cultural events, but instead a series of cultural „stages“ are spead around the streetscape.

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awarded project

We ware honored to be awarded a honorable mention in 2016 ASA Competition – Basic in Architecture, organized by Thailand’s Royal Association of Architects as part of ASA Expo.

Chicago desperately tries to redevelop the neighborhoods but fails as the urban form is strict and doesn’t allow for flexibility. In a current scheme, house can only be replaced by a similar house… a warehouse with a warehouse… and so on… Is there another way? Can we redevelop the neighborhoods by introducing basic, flexible architecture? …

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read about our project in Alpine Modern Magazine

Our dear friends from Alpine Modern Magazine wrote a great article on Summit Powder Mountain development and our winning design for the cabins. Read more in the link below:

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in progress …

Along with our partners we are hard working on developing a next phase of Sensimar Kalamota Island Resort by Karisma Adriatic.

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telegraph cafe bar

a part of mezzanave restaurant & bar, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Just across the hall form Mezzanave Restaurant & Bar (our 2014) project, our client acquired a small space and envisioned a small cafe. A bare concrete shell hidden within a office building had to be transformed into inviting cafe bar and still preserve marine theme that is carried throughout the building.

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Our work

principles behind our work …

direction of approach

sometimes, to move forward, it is the best to start from the end. that is why we always concentrate on the things that really matter.

above all, value creation

a design by itself is useless if it doesn’t work. so no matter what project we do, above all things is the value creation.

simple, effective solutions

a solution is successful when it is simple. so simple in fact that one should say: “I could do it myself”. That kind of solution is simple but extraordinarily effective. 

fields of our work …

concept creation

creating a concept, and a vision is perhaps the most crucial element of every project. a great project therefore always starts with concept creation.

strategic planning

how do you reach a goal? luck? not according to us. for every project, we have a detailed pathway, a strategic plan. 

architecture

our architecture may be conceptual at first glance, but it is down to earth and functional above all. architecture is not our goal, is is a byproduct.

landscape

we don’t outsource our landscape designs! there is no separate landscape design project. there is no line where architecture / interior ends and landscape begins.

interior desing

an interior is an integral part of the whole project. It is more than decoration, it is a concept, a vision. interiors should be simple, functional and clean. 

product design

yes, we did that too. as everything else we do, principles of product design are the same: functional, clean, simple. 

2017

all the great things from 2017: projects, media publications, awards and much more …

article in Finance Manager

media. We are so happy to be presented in Slovenia’s top financial newspaper. The article presents architecture offices from Slovenia that received international recognition. You can read the article on the link below…

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article in Outsider

media. Check out our article on social housing. It is an in-depth insight on architectural, social, and above all financial aspect of social housing. article on the Outsider’s page via the link below…

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shape of square

project. We started a blog about all the great design we love. Check it out on the link below…subscribe, please…

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post-fossil city

project. A fun little project, a competition entry that explores post-fossil cities of the future. not a imaginary idilic world, but a real life interpretation of hte things to come. more on the link below…

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2016

all the great things from 2016: projects, media publications, awards and much more …

fragmented cultural platform

award – second prize. We are so happy and honored to be awarded the third prize at Gather Around: Hongdae Eoulmadang-ro Cultural Platform Design Idea Competition in Seoul, South Korea organized by Seoul Metropolitan Government. Read more on the link below…

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interview on Outsider

media. Check out this great little interview titled “Odkrivanje osnovnih delcev” (finding basic elements) on Outsider magazine web platform about our awarded project for 2016 ASA competition.

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Alpine Modern article

media. Alpine Modern magazine from Boulder, CO featured an article about Summit Powder Mountain development and our winning cabin design. check it out …

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basic in architecture

award – honorable mention. We were honored to be awarded an honorable mention in 2016 ASA Competition – Basic in Architecture, organized by Thailand’s Royal Association of Architects as part of ASA Expo. Read more about the project on the link below:

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furniture design

project. We have just finished the first phase of furniture design for Slovenian furniture manufacturer Žakelj. Our collection is an interesting combination of clean modern design with modular functionality. You can see few presentation renders on the link below…

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lester park

project. during the some, we took some free time and participated in a competition to redesign Lester Park in Ogden, UT. Check out the project on the link below…

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Iceland trekking cabins

project. This was a fun competition to do – a hiking cabins in Iceland. The challenge was to design self-sufficient building far out in the wilderness of Icelandic harsh nature. See full project on the link below…

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2015

all the great things from 2015: projects, media publications, awards and much more …

summit powder mountain

award. Summit Power Mountain is unique development set in the scenic mountain range in Utah, USA. The competition was organized in order to set a template for 500 sustainable, ski accessible, mountain cabins…

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basic small house Chicago

project. We took part in a fun competition to design tiny homes in a suburb of Chicago. The project combines functionality and basic aesthetics in a tiny package.  You can see few presentation renders on the link below…

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marketing scheme for architects

project. This was an interesting project. We did a marketing scheme for Slovenian shading system manufacturer and distributor Senčila Bled. Scheme target architecture offices in such way that promotes functional and innovative usage of shading systems. You can see some examples on the link below…

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telegraph cafe

project. Just across the hall from Mezzanave restaurant is a small cafe bar that carries the naval theme. Check out the whole story behind the project on the link below…

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holiday apartments in Dubrovnik

project. In the old city of Dubrovnik, an old residential building is scheduled for total reconstruction. The owners intention is to transform the space into four holiday apartments. Spaces are designed in vintage style with healthy dose of contemporary designer elements. more on the link below…

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sofa #2

project. for our project telegraph cafe, we made a quick design of a custom sofa. The sofa was produced by Slovenian furniture manufacturer Žakelj. More images on the link below…

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2014 and earlier

all the great things from 2014 and earlier: projects, media publications, awards and much more …

beach in Dubrovnik

award – second place. A competition in Dubrovnik, Croatia to redesign a beach complex and introduce new program.

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2011 Burnham prize

award – second place. A fantastic award series that challenges architects and artists to redesign on of current Chicago’s urban problems. In 2011 the challenge was to redesign McCormick place… read more about this awarded project…

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strategic plan for hotel development

project. The plan allocates certain undeveloped parts of the land for new buildings, arranges new hotel and amenities. Furthermore, the strategic plan pays spatial attention to the integration of the existing buildings and new ones….

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Mezzanave restaurant

project. This was a project to design a restaurant in business district of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The main goal was to design timeless space that can evolve and change for next ten years or so… see the full project on the link below…

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street in Pustjerna

project. How often do you have a chance to run a new street trough a Unesco World Heritage site? This was a project to reconstruct a street that used to run over what now is an archeological site. see the project on the link below…

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park in Zagreb

award – honorable mention. The competition asked to design a true community park on what now is a plain meadow. The project was awarded honorable mention. see the project on the link below…

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Our Clients

Here are some of our dear clients that entrusted us their projects:

Summit Powder Mountain –  Eden, Utah, USA

Karisma Adriatic d.o.o.-  Zagreb, Croatia

Mea Culpa d.o.o. – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pohištvo Žakelj d.o.o. –  Žiri, Slovenija

Senčila Bled –  Bled, Slovenija

Institute for restoration of Dubrovnik-  Dubrovnik, Croatia

Our world of good design

our blog, ShapeOfSquare…

…the world of good design, spaces, lifestyles and above all the attitude towards better & simpler life…

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