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Modernism, Roof

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1968 – 1974


Hotel & Restaurant

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81000 Mojkovac

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Hotel Palas

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
December 03rd, 2020

Hotel Mojkovac Change this

Mojkovac, Montenegro
by Svetlana Kana Radević Change this
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Kana's work is characterized by a free style and an unusual form. All the elements are taught her courage to show that she can always do it differently. As a little girl she was enthusiastic how to fill the empty space like the one in the boxes she played with. Already as a child she was playing with tents to create her own home. Perhaps in the desire to make these little tents from childhood become bigger, the Mojkovac Hotel was built. Kana designed a hotel that imitated the characteristics of a mountain house. The steep slopes of the tin roof, formed as a response to the heavy snowfall, she cascades, reducing each subsequent volume. The windows she positions diagonally through the building height, creating an interesting but choreographed play of colors and volumes.

Architectural Alibi

Kana disagned a hotel that imitated the characteristics of a mountain house and of which there are many in Mojkovac. Steep roof is formed as a response to the heavy snowfall and the windows are positioned diagonally through the building height creating an interesting play of colors and volumes.

Hotel presents the most important buliding for Mojkovac and one of the most importnt buildings of the northen part of Montenegro. Todey the Hotel is not working and it is falling apart. Montenegro government began, just before the presidential elections, to build a walkway, near the hotel, which costs over two million euros and it is leading to nowhere. What is alibi for making something that residents of Mojkovac do not need and forgetting to renovate and making work again buildings like the hotel?


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