Gallery: Housing Complex in Slovenia is a Series of Honeycomb Modular A...

Beehive Apartment Complex in Izola

This stunning seaside structure bursts free from the all-too-frequently stale stock of public housing projects with its dynamic array of brightly shaded cells. Taking its cues from the modular honeycomb clusters of a beehive, the complex was constructed as a low-income residence for young families and couples in the industrial district of Izola on the Slovenian coast. The striking development boasts beautiful views and makes smart use of solar shading and natural ventilation to regulate its interiors all year-round.

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  1. rhuigen February 1, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    it would make a cheerful, optimistic prison in Amsterdam. They already have bars : )

  2. zofo June 23, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Gorgeous? Really?

    I personally find it a bad copy of the worst of the 50s/60s. It’s really hideous actually.

    Add to it that in 6 months time, because of the way it’s half impossible to clean easily, it’s going to be full of grey streaks from rain and a couple years down the line it will be a dirty hideous construction.

    This is proof that people don’t learn anything from the past. Move on.. move on..

  3. ceginc June 23, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Looks awfully familiar to the Habitat67 in Montreal and the Habitat Puerto Rico projects designed by architect Moshe Safdie. I was the structural engineer for the Habitat Puerto Rico(1970-71). The project was dropped hallfway thru construction and was never completed because of lack of funding by the Puerto Rico Housing Authority. The Puerto Rico Project consisted of precast concrete hexagon modules with 4\” thick walls and floors. The roof of one module served as the outdoor deck of the adjacent module. The modules were tied together with post-tensioning rods.

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