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Jože Plečnik

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1872, Ljubljana

Jože Plečnik (January 23rd, 1872 - January 7th, 1957) was born in Ljubljana (then in Austria-Hungary), Slovenia. From 1894 to 1897 Plečnik studied with noted Viennese architect and educator Otto Wagner and worked in Wagner's architecture office until 1900.

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The church designed by Jože Plečnik between the two world wars in marshes (Barje) near Ljubljana. Plecnik's creativity is evident in this wooden church where, in spite of a very limited budget, he managed to create a peaceful and informal environment.

This church is one of the most original..

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NUK

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik

The National University Library is considered one of the greatest achievements by Plečnik. Its size and shape echo the example of the Prince's Palace, which stood on the same site. Plečnik project encountered resistance by the Yugoslavian authorities which were based in Belgrade. However,..

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The market building stretches between the Triple Bridge and the Dragon Bridge, on the right side of the curve of the Ljubljanica River. The 1895 earthquake destroyed an old monastery. After the damaged building was removed, Vodnik Square provided a venue for an outdoor market.

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Ivan Vurnik

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1884, Radovljica

Ivan Vurnik was a Slovene architect that helped found the Ljubljana School of Architecture. He was born in an artisan's family in Radovljica. His father was a rather wealthy stonemason and Ivan was sent to school first to Kranj and then to Ljubljana. Vurnik graduated summa cum laude in 1912 from..

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The Cooperative Bank

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Ivan Vurnik, ...

The building represents one of the best examples of national style in Slovenian architecture and it's decorated in the Slovenian national colors. Geometric ornaments in red, white and blue color represent the motives of Slovenian iconography: a stylized landscape of pine forests, wheat fields and..

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Sokolski dom

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Ivan Vurnik

Sokolski dom was built according to the plans of Ivan Vurnik between 1923 and 1926 on behalf of the sports club Sokol. This was one of the first major indoor sports facilities in Slovenia. The building is constructed and ornamented in Slovenian folk style. The façade was designed by architect..

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Žale Cemetery

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik, ...

In the early 1930s, Ljubljana's municipal authorities made a decision to convert the Holy Cross Churchyard for use as Ljubljana's main cemetery. When the plans provided by the architect Ivo Spinčič in 1936 failed to please the authorities, a new design was commissioned from the architect Jože..

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Peglezen

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik

The Flat Iron Building, called Peglezen, is situated on a long and narrow site and concludes a row of old houses. The building resembles to the iron and was named after the previous building, demolished in the earthquake and. Plečnik designed the building as a highlighted the completion of a set..

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Murka

Begunje, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik

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..

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