DANS Arhitekti

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DANS Arhitekti
Novi trg 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 426 4258
Fax386 (0) 5 919 5390
Miha Dešman
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Past Events
  • 21 October 2015
    A participative action One hundred forty-four project by the residents Barbara Novakovič Kolenc (Muzeum Institute) and Vlatka Ljubanović (DANS Arhitekti) in collaboration with the pupils of the Primary school Iben Haldun, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Tel Aviv, at Umm El Fahem Art Gallery Residence in Umm al-Fahm, Israel
  • 20 May to 3 June 2015
    An exhibition of contemporary Slovene architecture, curated by Kristina Dešman and Miha Dešman (DANS Arhitekti), accompanied by an opening lecture by Miha Dešman, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Budapest, at FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture in Budapest, Hungary

Founded in 2004 by Miha Dešman, Katarina Pirkmajer Dešman, Eva Fišer Berlot, Rok Bogataj and Vlatka Ljubanović, DANS Arhitekti architectural studio's work addresses the richness of interactions between people and the built environment, with an emphasis on innovative uses of space and sustainability.

Recent projects include the Hospic centre for the palliative care, the footbridge across the Ljubljanica River at Špica, the renovation of the atrium of the Trnovo Kindergarten (all in Ljubljana), and the Don Bosco Church in Maribor.


Architects Katarina Pirkmajer and Miha Dešman previously worked at the studio Atelje Dešman-Pirkmajer. Both studied at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana under Professor Marjan Mušič before undertaking additional studies at the Institute for Urbanism and Architecture in Venice. They are members of the DESSA Architecture Centre and also work as independent architects.

Miha Dešman also works in graphic design (book design) and writes about architecture in his capacity as editor-in-chief of the magazine Architects' Bulletin (ab). He is actively engaged in the work of the Architects' Society of Ljubljana (DAL) and the Union of Slovene Architects' Societies.


In 2013, DANS Arhitekti received the first National Award for Best Wooden Construction for their design for a bicycle bridge over the Sava River in Bohinjska Bistrica. In the same year, their design for the NMII House, a private residence in Ljubljana, was awarded the Golden Pencil Award. The studio was nominated for the Plečnik Award in 2010 for its work on the Hospic centre for the palliative care.

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