SVET VMES was founded in 2010 as a non-formal creative group of architects from Ljubljana, Slovenia with an urge to question, explore and expose the potential of left over, ‘in-between’ spaces within educational and public buildings. By shifting between observation and action, SVET VMES analyses the existing dilapidated interior and exterior ‘in-between’ areas, to locate the sore points and to remediate, heal and transform them into places of events, potential, comfort, interaction, negotiation, delight and seclusion, inventing a new kind of 'loaded' interstitial typology. Our interventions of various scales allow us to instigate and explore new 'in-between' behaviors, encourage spatial sensitivity and emergence among people, challenge their daily patterns and disturb the existing social reality.
SVET VMES has in the last years continuously modified and transformed into a venturous and research design practice, whose work was locally and internationally recognized, published and awarded. The office is led by two founding partners, Jure Hrovat and Ana Kreč who is currently also a practice based PhD candidate at KU Leuven, Sint Lucas School of Architecture in Belgium.
They have been lecturers at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Tsinghua University in Beijing, Hunan University, China, KU Leuven, Sint Lucas School of Architecture, Ghent, Belgium, University of Westminster in London, UK, NTNU, Trondheim School of Architecture and Fine Arts, Norway and BAU Design College in Barcelona, Spain.