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House in a House / Plural

02:00 - 25 August, 2016
House in a House / Plural, © Daniela Dostálková
© Daniela Dostálková

© Daniela Dostálková © Daniela Dostálková © Daniela Dostálková © Daniela Dostálková +18

The Lake House / JRKVC

09:00 - 16 June, 2016
The Lake House  / JRKVC, © Peter Jurkovič
© Peter Jurkovič

© Peter Jurkovič © Peter Jurkovič © Peter Jurkovič © Peter Jurkovič +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    930 31 Vojka nad Dunajom, Slovakia
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Jurkovič
  • Area

    65.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

House Unter the Calvary / Architekti Šercel Švec s. r. o.

09:00 - 12 June, 2016
House Unter the Calvary  / Architekti Šercel Švec s. r. o., © MgA Tomas Manina PhD
© MgA Tomas Manina PhD

© MgA Tomas Manina PhD © MgA Tomas Manina PhD © MgA Tomas Manina PhD © MgA Tomas Manina PhD +23

Business Garden Štefánikova / Architekti Sebo Lichy

02:00 - 28 May, 2016
Business Garden Štefánikova  / Architekti Sebo Lichy, © Tomáš Manina
© Tomáš Manina

© Ľubo Stacho © Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina © Ľubo Stacho +21

Two Buildings / Compass Atelier

11:00 - 29 April, 2016
Two Buildings / Compass Atelier, © Pavel Meluš
© Pavel Meluš
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brusnicová, 831 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Area

    660.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Pavel Meluš, Pavel Meluš - House B

© Pavel Meluš - House B © Pavel Meluš - House B © Pavel Meluš - House B © Pavel Meluš - House B +36

New Grove / Architekti Šebo Lichý

05:00 - 29 March, 2016
New Grove / Architekti Šebo Lichý , © Dano Veselský
© Dano Veselský
  • Architects

  • Location

    Starohájska 10, 851 02 Petržalka, Slovakia
  • Project Team

    Mgr. arch. Igor Lichý, Ing. arch. Drahan Petrovič, Ing. arch. Tomáš Šebo, Ing. arch. Katarína Uhnáková, Ing. arch. Emanuel Zatlukaj
  • Area

    1868.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Triaska Stefanovic © Dano Veselský © Triaska Stefanovic © Triaska Stefanovic +20

How Slovakian Firm GutGut Transformed Cold War Housing into a Sleek Modern Structure

09:30 - 30 January, 2016

The former Czechoslovakia is home to more Cold War-era prefabricated housing blocks, locally referred to as “panelaks,” than anywhere else in the former Soviet bloc. After the fall of communism, many called for the demolition of the panelaks, seen as unwanted reminders of a difficult history. In Bratislava alone, 130,000 people live in panelaks; destroying and replacing that much housing would have been prohibitively expensive, but Slovakian architecture firm GutGut had a different idea.

As this video shows, GutGut instead renovated and reconfigured a dilapidated tower block, updating the appearance, inserting communal spaces on the ground floor, providing a variety of apartment types, and adding balconies for many of the new apartments. The rehabilitated building removes the stigma of a previously undesirable building, and provides more varied housing options for residents. But more than just bringing the style of the building up to date, GutGut shows that even the most difficult outdated structures can be updated to meet modern needs.

Slnečnice - The Sunflowers 1st phase / Compass Atelier

09:00 - 23 January, 2016
Slnečnice - The Sunflowers 1st phase / Compass Atelier, © Pavel Meluš
© Pavel Meluš
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Architect in Charge

    Matej Grébert, Juraj Benetin, Miroslav Čatloš, Juraj Česelský, Peter Cibulka, Ján Droždiak, Miroslava Gašparová
  • Area

    49750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Katarina Bako © Pavel Meluš © Pavel Meluš © Katarina Bako +25

Wooden Brick House / Jaro Krobot

11:00 - 14 January, 2016
Wooden Brick House /  Jaro Krobot, © Martin Karšňák
© Martin Karšňák

© Martin Karšňák © Martin Karšňák © Martin Karšňák © Martin Karšňák +23

DomT House / Martin Boles Architect

09:00 - 6 January, 2016
DomT House / Martin Boles Architect, © Erika Banyayova
© Erika Banyayova

© Erika Banyayova © Erika Banyayova © Erika Banyayova © Erika Banyayova +38

White Cubes House / at26 architecture & design

15:00 - 1 January, 2016
White Cubes House / at26 architecture & design, © Peter Čintalan
© Peter Čintalan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Prievoz, 821 05 Bratislava-Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Kukucka, Branislav Loskot, Jaroslav Takac, Juraj Benko
  • Site Area

    427m²
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Peter Čintalan © Peter Čintalan © Peter Čintalan © Peter Čintalan +25

Kindergarten over the Vineyard / architekti.sk

05:00 - 12 August, 2015
Kindergarten over the Vineyard / architekti.sk, © Tomáš Manina
© Tomáš Manina

© Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina +17

Loft in Bratislava / RULES architects

03:00 - 8 July, 2015
Loft in Bratislava / RULES architects, © Peter Cintalan
© Peter Cintalan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Architect in Charge

    Rudolf Lesnak, Tomas Huliman, Matej Kollar
  • Area

    95.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Peter Cintalan © Peter Cintalan © Peter Cintalan © Peter Cintalan +23

Heat Exchanger Važecká / Architektonické štúdio Atrium

03:00 - 24 March, 2015
Heat Exchanger Važecká / Architektonické štúdio Atrium, © Lubo Stacho
© Lubo Stacho

© Lubo Stacho © Lubo Stacho © Lubo Stacho © Lubo Stacho +28

House Between The Trees / Šebo Lichý architects

03:00 - 4 March, 2015
House Between The Trees / Šebo Lichý architects , © Tomáš Manina
© Tomáš Manina

© Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina +13

Prefab House In Rimavska Sobota / GutGut

21:00 - 28 February, 2015
Prefab House In Rimavska Sobota  / GutGut, © Jakub Skokan a Martin Tůma (BoysPlayNice)
© Jakub Skokan a Martin Tůma (BoysPlayNice)
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia
  • Partners in charge

    Štefan Polakovič, Lukáš Kordík
  • Project Team

    Štefan Polakovič, Lukáš Kordík, Peter Jurkovič, Roman Halmi, Jana Benková, Ivan Príkopský, Katarína Príkopská
  • Area

    3775.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jakub Skokan a Martin Tůma (BoysPlayNice) © Jakub Skokan a Martin Tůma (BoysPlayNice) © Jakub Skokan a Martin Tůma (BoysPlayNice) © Jakub Skokan a Martin Tůma (BoysPlayNice) +29

University Library / a02 Atelier

01:00 - 23 October, 2014
University Library  / a02 Atelier, © Vladimir Yurkovic
© Vladimir Yurkovic
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fakulta riadenia a informatiky Žilinskej univerzity v Ružomberku, Katolícka univerzita v Ružomberku, Hrabovská cesta, 034 01 Ruzomberok-Ružomberok, Slovakia
  • Area

    2066.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Vladimir Yurkovic © Vladimir Yurkovic © Vladimir Yurkovic © Vladimir Yurkovic +33

Competition Entry: Atelier 8000 Designs Cuboidal Mountain Hut for Slovakia’s High Tatras

01:00 - 8 October, 2014
Competition Entry: Atelier 8000 Designs Cuboidal Mountain Hut for Slovakia’s High Tatras, © Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000
© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000

Atelier 8000 has design a sustainable mountain hut for Slovakia’s High Tatras as part of the Kežmarská Chata (Kežmarská Hut) international competition. Seated on one of its vertices, the simple cube “evokes an erratic block left behind by the retreating glacier,” while it’s “sharp edges” blend into the mountain backdrop.

© Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000 © Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000 © Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000 © Jan Cyrany, Courtesy of Atelier 8000 +21