hostel koper

LOCATION                koper, slovenia
PROJECT YEAR        2017      
COMPLETION          2018
TYPE                        commercial
CLIENT                     private PHOTO                    blaz skorjanc
RENDER                igor marasovic, blaz skorjanc
TEAM                      igor marasovic, blaz skorjanc


The renovation of a small hostel in the historical center of Koper was a big challenge for us. The client wanted a hostel that would require the least maintenance, yet would still remain cosy and comfortable; a design that would be fresh and modern, but respect the historical context and local elements.

We chose to use metal structures combined with oak wood for almost all the furniture. We chose the metal structures due to its durability and resistance to damage, and the oak wood due to its warmth and tactile properties.

The rooms are divided in two categories; the first uses bunk beds, while the second uses two single beds that can be easily combined into one double bed.

For the flooring, we used Ceppo di Gre, an ornamental stone of gray color, extracted from the village of Gre. This reinterpretation of the classic stone, which appears in various colors, gives a playful and youthful note to the interior.