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Hannes Meyer

Berlin, Germany
born 1889, Basel

Hans Emil Meyer called Hannes Meyer (November 18th, 1889 – July 19th, 1954) was a Swiss architect and urbanist and the second director of the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1928 to 1930. Meyer was appointed head of the Bauhaus architecture department when it was established in April 1927. Meyer, a..

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Hugo Häring

Berlin, Germany
born 1882, Biberach an der Riß

Hugo Häring (11 May 1882 – 17 May 1958) was a German architect and architectural writer best known for his writings on "organic architecture", and as a figure in architectural debates about functionalism in the 1920s and 1930s, though he had an important role as an expressionist architect.

He..

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The building of the Art Museum of Sao Paulo known as MASP is one of the major works of modern architecture in Brazil. It was designed by Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi and represents her most important work.

The proposal was to build a museum that can hold regular exhibitions, promote..

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Ivan Antić


born 1923, Belgrade

Ivan Antic was born in Belgrade in 1923. He made his studies in Belgrade from 1945 until he got his diploma in 1950. While studying he worked for the Ministry of Transportation and from 1950 until 1953 he worked for the "Jugoprojekt Office" where he met people like Stanko Kliska and Vojin..

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Edvard Ravnikar

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1907, Novo Mesto

Edvard Ravnikar was a student of architect Jože Plečnik in the years 1938-39. In 1939 he studied for few months in Paris with Le Corbusier. With knowledge and experience that has accumulated in Le Corbusier’s studio, he created the new architectural school based on the contemporary architectural..

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Museum of Modern Art

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Edvard Ravnikar

Museum of Modern Art was Ravnikar’s first important work in the Ljubljana. It was one of the first modernistic galleries in Slovenia. It is seen the strong influence of Plečnik on architects work. Museum shows the respect for tradition, on the other hand starts a modernistic approach towards..

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TR3 Republic Square

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Anton Bitenc, ...

Republic Square is the result of nearly twenty years study of the urban area. The original request was to make a monument memory for the revolution. Two towers were lowered from original plan and expanded on the ground floor. The construction of skyscrapers is covered by luxurious facade of a..

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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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Stanko Kristl

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1922, Ljutomer

Stanko Kristl graduated with prof. Edvard Ravnikar 1954. Between 1954 and 1959 was his assistant. In the following years he was head of the planning group for the construction of Ljubljana hospital, later the Medical Center and author of numerous hospital projects. He was a professor at the..

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The blocks were built for academic staff of the University of Ljubljana. The architect has introduced a range of simple but innovative solutions for collective housing. Flats have a minimum surface and are designed tobe as economical and flexible as possible. Kristl, the architect, designed a..

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Savin Sever

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1927, Krško

Savin Sever was a Slovene architect. He was the son of a lawyer from the Littoral temporarily working in Krško, but he grew up in Maribor and Ljubljana. Sever is considered one of the most typical representatives of the Ljubljana school of Architecture. His work represents a synthesis of the..

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Oton Jugovec

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1921, Radlje ob Dravi

Oton Jugovec was a leader of the “Veseli berači” jazz orchestra in which he plays the saxophone and clarinet (1941-45). Soon after the war, he is a Tanjug correspondent in Gorizia, Italy. The same year he obtains a grant from the Czechoslovakian government to study architecture in Prague. He..

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Herman Hus

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1896, Ljubljana

Herman Hus belongs to the first generation of Vurnik and Plečnik. He was an architect, publicist and teacher. It is one of the most important architects of Slovenian functionalism. Early works include characters of expressionism and the new reality (Hotel Stara pošta Kranj, Park Bled 1929)...

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Josip Costaperaria

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1876, Kraplje pri Novski

Josip Costaperaria studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna at Otto Wagner studio (1899/1900). He didn't finished his study under Wagner’s mentor ship but only in 1927 with prof. Clemens Holzmeister at the Akademie der bildenden Kunst in Vienna. In the Austro-Hungarian..

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Checkboard House

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Josip Costaperaria

Checkerboard house was the first bourgeois residential building for rent in Ljubljana. It was formed from two related rental houses. Josip Costaperaria had the the role of the architect and also co-investor. The house presents a modern attitude towards elements: flat roof , geometric abstract..

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Villa Perhavec

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Bevk Perović, ...

Villa Perhavec is one of the most beautiful villas constructed by Costaperaria. It is recognizable by a line decoration of its facades, which connects the object with the architecture of Adolf Loos and the Belgrade group Zenit.

Renovation of the building was designed by Bevk Perović..

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Ivo Spinčič

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1903, Opatija

Ivo Spinčič studied architecture at the AUU in Vienna (Behrens School), where he graduated in 1925. He founded the Society of Artists of Applied Arts and was his long-time president. His architectural works includes family houses, public buildings, monuments. He was active in the field of..

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Svetozar Križaj


born 1921, Ajdovščina

Svetozar Križaj was a Slovenian architect. He was very active during the time of his study. He worked as assistant with professor Dusan Grabrijan. As a student he founded with Oton Jugovec and Uroš Vagaja a group Bunker. The group also known as "B team" was formed at the home of Jugovec and was..

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Object represents a house in the house. Design and form of the object represents an interesting structure: over the core lies a steel frame on which is suspended a glass facade membrane.

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Stanko Rohrman

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1899, Novo Mesto

Stanislav Rohrman studied architecture in Prague (1919-22), München (1922-24) and Ljubljana ( graduated in 1927). He worked in the studio of Ivan Vurnik (1928-30). After II. WW was the first president of the Association of Slovenian Architects.

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