Living in Yugoslav Ljubljana
Ljubljana has a couple of interesting Yugoslav-era apartment buildings that transcend the stereotype of drab, bland and oppressive socialist architecture. In the northern part of town, right by the Stožice Arena and the ring road, lies the BS3 residential complex. On a clear day, its triangular roofs nicely complement the views of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps from the castle hill. These recognisable buildings were designed by Ilija Arnautović, who was also one of the architects of Ljubljana’s Exhibition And Convention Centre.
Another modernist neighborhood that was built during the socialist era is Ferantov vrt, which is located near the city centre on Rimska and Slovenska streets. Upon completion, this brick-and-concrete housing complex by Edvard Ravnikar lent a certain metropolitan air to its immediate surroundings. To this day, it remains very stylish in its subtlety.