Our architectural design is informed by integration in the local environment, spatial context, our attention to materials and detail, and, above all, our customer care.

Being aware that excellent architecture is not just prestigious, but also socially responsible, we seek to provide optimistically oriented architectural solutions.

Using a holistic approach, we wish to encourage in investors the awareness of high-quality architecture resulting in a creative future for us all.

VDC INCE, Naša hiša

Naša hiša, a residential unit of the VDC INCE Mengeš Occupational Activity Centre , is a home for adults with mild, moderate and severe intellectual disabilities.

We have added an extension to the existing facility and created a new spatial dialogue with the surrounding area. The wooden extension made of cross-laminated panels programmatically complements the activities of the existing building and dimensionally continues the volume of the southern ground floor wing.

The material contrast between the exterior of the existing building and the new building is harmoniously unified in the interior for the sake of functional coherence. The wooden facade and terrace add to the homeliness, while the large glass surfaces create a visual connection between the interior and the picturesque views of the Mengeš fields and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps in the background. The garden area offers the users a safe and quality environment in the shelter of their home.

authors: Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja, Nina Majoranc Peršin
photography: Blaž Budja

TEM Čatež 3.0

The new completed phase of the TEM Čatež factory is a surplus of boldness and vision of the client, who believes in the importance of the existence of design in the process of creating ideas and products. This factory, specialised in the manufacture of socket outlets, is set in a sensitive village environment, which requires a reflection on the harmony between the industrial and natural environment.

The architects continued the bold idea started by the client. The result is an impressive architecture that is not only technically sophisticated, but also expresses aesthetic appeal and respect for its surroundings. TEM Čatež sets a new standard for industrial buildings, combining functionality with sensually designed spaces that create a pleasant working environment for employees.

The latest completed phase of the TEM Čatež building reflects the belief that architecture also plays a key role in creating a factory that not only produces high quality products, but also contributes to an aesthetic and sustainable environment.

authors: Blaž Budja, Rok Jereb, Nina Majoranc Peršin
photography: Blaž Budja

The pedestrian and cycling bridge in Irča vas near Novo mesto

The pedestrian and cycling bridge in Irča vas  proves to be an example of respectful integration of architecture into the natural environment. With its subtle presence and sensitively designed form, it blends unobtrusively into the beautiful landscape along the Krka River.
The slender suspended structure, which is only 42 centimetres high, curves over the river over a span of 130 metres, allowing it to blend harmoniously into the natural environment without encroaching on the peripheral zone.
The materials used in the construction of the bridge have been carefully chosen to blend in aesthetically and texturally with the surroundings. The bold and thoughtfully designed concrete structure, complemented by steel and wood, creates the feeling that the bridge is not just an artistic or engineering structure, but becomes part of nature.
The new footbridge, with its design, the materials chosen and the thoughtful use of light, not only creates a sustainable and functional whole, but also conjures up an artistic expression that enhances the natural environment and allows visitors to experience and appreciate the beauty of the River Krka.

Authors: Blaž Budja, Rok Jereb, Marjan Pipenbaher in Tomaž Weingerl,
Landscape architecture: dr. Dušan Stupar
Jereb in Budja arhitekti, Ponting – Pipenbaher Consulting Engineers

Photography by Blaž Budja

Pod Pekrsko gorco residential neighbourhood, Maribor

To many of us, residential neighbourhoods are the setting of the most playful times in our youth. However, for a neighbourhood to become such a setting, it requires an appropriate combination of public, semi-public and personal areas. Furthermore, it has to make it possible for various generations and profiles of people to enjoy living there.

The feel of an integrated multi-layered town has been instilled into the neighbourhood as its central theme. The building volumes are of understated design, setting the frameworks for the varied green atria. Motorised traffic is limited to create the possibility of a quality green and safe environment surrounding the home. The interconnected atria are dedicated to various themes. During a walk through the neighbourhood, the buildings offer diverse views of the life unfolding between them and the surrounding natural sights. The overall effect is a picturesque one, owing to the intertwining of a discreet yet tactually and decoratively diverse façade and the ever-changing nature.

authors: Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja, Miha Dobrin
co-authors: Maruša Trnovec, Manica Lavrenčič, Petra Stojsavljević, Nina Majoranc, Anja Šuštar, Sara Zorzut
landscape architecture: Tomaž Stupar, dr.Dušan Stupar, Katja Senekovič, dr.Marko Dobrilovič

photography: Blaž Budja, Miran Kambič

Semi-detached House at Ljubljansko Barje

In designing the house, we wanted to build on the local tradition; to recall the pile-dwelling culture in the marshes, and the traditional Slovenian balcony, i.e. ‘gank’. Each unit has its own central living room, merging into the marshes through the terrace. The first floor ‘gank’ – continuous balcony – also serves as a canopy and simultaneously as the transverse axis at the entrance to allow passage along the house. The vertical batten profile reminds of the lush vertical vegetation surrounding the wetlands. The wooden façade part and the thin plaster part are strictly separated into two compositional elements, the plastered part being the solid basis onto which the wooden part is propped, resulting in a lace-like screen to wooden outdoor terraces. The semi-detached house at Ljubljansko Barje is set on concrete piles and the base plate, and constructed of cross-laminated timber panels.

authors: Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja, Nina Majoranc, Maja Slapernik, Zala Likavec Perovšek

TEM Čatež Commercial and Storage Facility

In Čatež, the architect’s journey across the picturesque Dolenjska hills begins and ends by evaluating the existing situation. From each corner of the village, the views of Zaplaz – a pilgrimage site above Čatež – are framed with the rounded image of the hilly landscape. The two churches and three belfries accentuate the joining curves of hills and valleys. The concrete hall with a “double-T slab” façade that contains the entrance to the management premises serves as a charming passe-partout to the completed complex. The building attracts visitors and sets the factory’s grand design into a scale that is yet deemed bearable to an individual in relation to the surrounding built and natural environment. TEM Čatež is a company whose activity is based on excellent interpersonal relations. The owners seek to shape an environment in which the individual’s wellbeing is part of a whole that is reflected in above-average business achievements. The new working environment serves as proof that a factory, too, can be a space tailored to individual’s requirements.

authors: Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja, Nina Majoranc
landscape architecture: dr. Dušan Stupar

Women’s Shelter Ljubljana

Women’s Shelter is a unique house in many respects. At the boundary of two urban areas – just beside the main city cemetery, separated from the remainder of the city by a park – it is easy to see how design following function can incite and foster the feeling of safety. The architectural and functional design of the building is clearly discernible in the façade segmentation. There is a caesura dividing the ground floor with the public area from the first floor with the sleeping quarters. The façade envelops the house from two sides with two materials: concrete with timber cladding, which speaks (to us) delicately and communicates with the glass layer as the other envelope. Both materials protect the interior carefully. The pattern of windows directs and hides or opens the views, thus establishing communication with the environment, and suggesting the Woman’s Shelter is no ordinary house. Rather, it is an institution that ensures protection and homely warmth.

authors: Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja, Nina Majoranc

INCE Mengeš Occupational Activity Centre

The building of the INCE Mengeš Occupational Activity Centre raises the issue of introducing contemporary architecture in the historical fabric of the rural environment. This is why in its design, the streamside house on a distinctly elongated plot follows the typology of a village core and the organisational elements of old farmhouses with a division between the roadside farmyard and the streamside private garden. Using the typically Slovenian traditional construction elements – gank or balcony, the roof shape and timber – we visually reduced the size of the building to bring it closer in scale to the nearby houses. Harmonious with the village typology, the dynamic gable roof rounds the programme off nicely. The surroundings and landscaping were designed to soften the shapes and geometries. Evading the existing vegetation and intertwining with the built edges, a subtle stitch was created between the facility and its natural environment.

authors: Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja

landscape architecture: dr. Dušan Stupar

Stopiče Sports Hall near Novo Mesto

The Stopiče Sports Hall is our way of answering the question of how to position contemporary public infrastructure amidst the typical Slovenian countryside. Architecture responds to the “archetypal” situation comprising rural houses, a belfry and green hills with a subtle design and clear orientation of building structures and materials. The hall’s service programme is located under the circumferential cornice, which is attuned to the relief alongside the road. This results in the sports hall large scale being amended in relation to the village houses, the building rising above the hilly landscape like a substantial wooden outbuilding.

authors: Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja

Šmarje Pri Jelšah Home for the Elderly

The annexe is connected to the existing building by offsetting the floor plan dimensions. Its eastern part terminates the promenade along the front of the building. The upper floor features a terrace with a flower garden, which is intended for occupational therapy. The final part of the annexe façade follows the gable roof shape, thus connecting the design of the new part to the existing one, while the timber façade cladding creates a homely feeling. Our annexe to the Šmarje Pri Jelšah Home for the Elderly is a successful example of designing a facility that integrates the predominantly unbridled construction of several decades into an architectural whole.

authors: Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja


Jereb in Budja arhitekti d.o.o. was founded in 2007 by graduates of the Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture, Rok Jereb (Ljubljana, 1975) and Blaž Budja (Kranj, 1975).

The mission of the projects designed in our architectural bureau is to manage the large and small scale. Our main guidelines in developing projects are considered and detailed architecture and urban planning, their primary criteria and aims being the environment, the functionality of the architectural creation and excellence in our customer relations.

Our works have won us several architectural prizes, including a Plečnik Medal, a Plečnik Award, a Golden Pencil for excellent realisation and a nomination for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, and a 2021 Prešeren Fund Prize for our projects Women's Shelter Ljubljana and the TEM Čatež commercial building.


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