IJS NANO Brainroom


Project: Common Areas, Nano Materials Department, Phase 1
Location: Ljubljana
Client: "Jožef Stefan" Institute, Nano Materials Department
Year: 2020-2022
Area: 100m2
Authors: BAAM architects
Typology: Multipurpose Space
Photo/Viz: Blaž Jamšek, BAAM arhitekti


A brainstorming space, a kitchen with a dining area, a classroom with office spaces, a meeting room, a reading corner with a library, and simultaneously a central space where 40 employees can gather – these are the collective wishes of all employees – a multifunctional space that adapts.

We anticipated several usage scenarios. During larger gatherings, the tables are arranged longitudinally, and pull-out benches are set up. For meetings, two tables are combined, and blinds are lowered to visually withdraw other users. The table for individual work extends the entire length of the space, taking advantage of the panoramic windows. The black band of furniture harmonizes both the pull-out TV and fully functional "white" kitchen appliances. The room has an original wooden curved structure, which we used for installing lighting. A similar detail connects the work table, existing stairs, and mobile tables.

The client deals with high-tech nano materials, yet in the micro space, we have ensured mega demands and functionalities.