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Keywords Change this

National Style, Wood, Small Projects

Project timeline

1938 – 1939

Type

Monument & Memorial

Location Change this

Begunje
Slovenia

Also known as Change this

Brezjanka

Architect Change this

Murka Change this

Begunje, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik Change this
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The summerhouse Brezjanka or Murka is Plečnik’s work in Begunje. Six crude wooden trunks support the roof of an open shed which is covered with concrete tiles. The floor is ornamented with pebble, brick and ceramics mosaics. On the middle column there used to be Mary’s statue. In the original design the Murka pavilion resembles a classical antique temple and the use of crude wooden trunks goes further back in the history – in the time of first simple dwellings.

Prof. Aleš Vodopivec said that "With Murka Brezjanka Plečnik advanced his own hypothesis of an architectural prototype. It is a very liberal and poetic interpretation of a rustic hut with which, in a way similar to Henri Laugier's, he defined architectural beauty as a consequence of the honesty of a construction. In this way he managed to define architecture as an "autonomous" art in the Slovene environment."

Sources

  • Begunje
  • Aleš Vodopivec (1998): Some Principles of Plecnik's Architecture, Slovene Studies 18.2: 203-206

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