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Project BSc2-II: Housing - Atelier Pallfy


Pàlffy A.

Course director

Alves Margarido M. S.


Borawski Z.


Romagnoli P. M.



As towns and the areas immediately around them are increasingly arriving at the limits of growth, the rural area is becoming more and more important as a centre of people’s lives.

This tendency is not marked by a vision of a rural idyll but is essentially based on economic considerations, as well as on the pragmatic hope for life models that can make working, living and the preservation of agricultural interests at a single place possible.

As a location the rural area of Goricko in northern Slovenia offers exactly these qualities, which are increasingly in strong demand.

In this hilly landscape that is dominated by agriculture a housing project aims at meeting current demands in the region. The project sites for the design task include both village and rural locations.


“Giving form a meaning, meaning a form” is a quote from Mies van der Rohe that leads directly from visual ideas to spatial realities,which are based on the aim to making the totality of a spatial impact, a spatial meaning,rather than a constitutive parameter the main focus of perception.

Making the numerous views of a design, with all the levels on which it can potentially be transferred, understandable is a didactic goal that we follow teaching from the start.

In the designs, precision in the relationship between content , architectural form, and its materiality becomes a determining reference for fundamental statements, regardless of the format of the respective activity. On this basis the programme, spatial quality and construction logic are condensed to create a language that can be used further on consistently for tasks of quite different kinds.

Sustainable development goals

  • Sustainable cities and communities

Learning methods

Weekly reviews with lecturer and assistants, through collective and individual discussions of the project development through presentation of graphical drawings and models in different scales of representation.

Examination information

Presentation of graphic designs and models at midterm and final critiques with invited guests.


Study trips

  • Goricko, 02.03.23 - 05.03.23 (Compulsory)
  • Goricko, 02.03.23 - 05.03.23 (Compulsory)