Between Normal and Special

architects dekleva gregorič arhitekti
project Razgledi Perovo housing settlment, Perovo, Kamnik, Slovenia
written by Maja Vardjan


The quality of the architectural production of a specific region or culture is not measured by spectacular architectural icons; instead, it is measured by the quality of ordinary, everyday architecture. The excellence or banality of a built environment is indicated by everyday objects, primarily by residential structures, from neighbourhoods and blocks to private houses. Because of certain individuals, contemporary Slovenian architecture is enjoying considerable international success, but the general state of affairs in the provinces is disturbing.