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Špela Videčnik

OFIS Achitects

Špela Videčnik with Rok Oman, both graduates from the Ljubljana School of Architecture and London’s Architectural Association, established OFIS arhitekti in 1996. The office is based in Ljubljana and Paris. Since its creation, the practice has been investigating space relations in different scales and context. Their build work is represented by various programs from public, sport, cultural and religious buildings to single and multiple housing.  

Their academic research combines different interests and curiosities. They investigate European and local Slovenian identity in contemporary architectural language, which includes traditional knowledge of vernacular buildings to revitalisations, conversions and new build in alpine area.  

Through their research of Habitations in Extreme environments they build projects several alpine shelters in Slovenia and glass house in the desert in Spain. They teach, run studios and workshops in various Schools for architecture including Harvard Graduate School of Design, Architectural Association in London, Hong Kong University, UCLA in Los Angeles, Milano Politecnico and ENSA Paris Val de Seine and Faculty for architecture in Ljubljana.