2.d.6. – Towers TERM

       Case Study – Towers TERMGlavarjeva street, Masera Spasica street, Linhartova street, Kotnikova street

  • individual housing blocks
  • architecture_ Danilo Fuerst
  • duration of the project from 1960 to 1962

        A skeleton structure made of reinforced concrete enabled the development of a flexible floor plan, which was first used by architect Danilo Fuerst in designing the residential Towers TERM (1960-1962) in Ljubljana-Bežigrad. The architect’s passion for engineering manifested in his inventions, architectural details and construction solutions. Four apartments were arranged around the staircase core on each floor of the six-storey tower. The construction of a single unit consists of three brick masonry perimeter walls and four concrete pillars. The only fixed element in a flat is a longitudinal bearing wall, which includes all installations. The location of the bathroom and kitchen are determined by the installation wall, while all the other space can be used freely by the resident, either as an open space or divided with some partition walls or furniture. The relatively cheap facade is made of lightweight precast facade panels, named TERM, composed of a wooden frame with a filler made of mineral wool, closed on the external side with fibre-cement panels. As a contrasting element to the light grey slabs with smooth surfaces on the main façades, the side facades are delicately structured with red-orange brick.