| The as yet most extensive monograph on work by the standard-setting architectural office
Sadar + Vuga is a Slovenian architecture office that caused an international sensation even with its fi rst building, the quarters of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, realized in Ljubljana in 1999. Since then, the office—with its unmistakable and charismatic architectural language—has secured a place for itself in the international architecture scene. Having been able to realize the majority of their projects in Ljubljana, Sadar + Vuga have made a strong impact on the contemporary urban texture of the Slovenian capital city like very few architects before them. Even so, their projects quite consciously forego adhering to a homogeneous formal language. Rather, each of them develops its expression from a precise interpretation of its particular contextual and programmatic circumstances. Instead of simply creating spaces for objects representing pre-formulated lifestyles, Sadar + Vuga’s buildings make systematic pinpricks that stimulate our aesthetic power of judgement.
Sadar + Vuga see their architecture as a perceptual catalyst for the formation of our weltanschauung, the way we look at the world. And they want to make us look at the world—especially the one between buildings—in a different way, so that we can also act differently in it.
- Texts by Simon Hartmann, Mark Lee, Jörg Leeser, Duncan Lewis, Jürgen Mayer H., Jacob van Rijs, Andreas Ruby, Ilka Ruby, Jurij Sadar, Philip Ursprung, Bostjan Vuga