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

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Atelier 8000 has design a sustainable mountain hut for ’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.

Loft in Bratislava / gutgut

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Architects: gutgut
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Lukáš Kordík, Štefan Polakovič, Samuel Zeman, Jana Benková
Area: 105.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Čintalan

Family House Dlhé Diely I / Plusminusarchitects

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Architects: Plusminusarchitects
Location: , Slovakia
Architect In Charge: Maroš Fečík
Area: 556 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Maroš Fečík

Residential Complex Nová Terasa / Vallo Sadovsky Architects

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Architects: Vallo Sadovsky Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Matúš Vallo, Oliver Sadovský, Branislav Husárik, Peter Janeček, Dušan Chupáč, Mateja Vonkomerová
Area: 20,105 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tomáš Manina

IST-Family House / JRKVC

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Architects: JRKVC
Location: 851 10 Čunovo,
Architects In Charge: Peter Jurkovič, Lukáš Kordík, Števo Polakovič
Area: 85.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Jurkovič

Swedish Team Win Urban Design Competition in Trenčín

First Place. Image Courtesy of City of Trenčín

Swedish based Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden have recently won an international competition to find the “best comprehensive urbanistic proposals for connecting the city centre of Trenčín with both waterfronts of the River Váh.” The winning scheme – Tracing Trenčín – “is not a proposal which is noticeably stunning” but is, according to Thomas Matta, deputy chair of the jury, “considerate to the existing structure of the historic core of the city.”

House K2 / Pauliny Hovorka Architekti

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Architects: Pauliny Hovorka Architekti
Location: Banská Bystrica,
Architect In Charge: Branislav Hovorka, Martin Paulíny
Collaborators: Zuzana Reháková
Area: 1,086 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Branislav Hovorka

International Urban Design Ideas Competition – Trenčín – City on the River

is currently facing changes connected with the relocation of the railway track directly within the city centre as part of the modernisation of the European railway corridor, with planned completion in 2016.

Therefore, the City of Trenčín seeks fresh and innovative urbanistic solutions that will overcome transportation barriers and connect the historic city centre with the riverfront, giving the city a new growth impulse and enhancing its expression. The winning proposals will form the base for a new Central City Zone Masterplan, which the municipality intends to develop following the results of the competition.

Interested participants can register free of charge on the competition website www.2014.trencin.sk until 4 March 2014. The submission deadline for competition entries is 24 April 2014.

Home Spa / architekti.sk

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Architects: architekti.sk
Location: Bratislava,
Design Team: Matúš Polák, Martin Rezník, Silvia Kračúnová, Gabriela Rezníková-Kossuthová
Area: 510 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tomáš Manina

Coffee House / Light 4 Space

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Architects: Light 4 Space
Location: Nové Mesto nad Váhom,
Architect In Charge: Ján Krchnavý, Igor Koválovský
Area: 15,150 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Ester Havlová

House in Opatova / P-U-R-A

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Architects: P-U-R-A
Location: Opatova,
Design Team: René Dlesk, Roy Nash
Cooperation: Michael Franke, Branislav Repka
Site Area: 960 sqm
Area: 152 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Aparat

Bratislava Culenova New City Center Proposal / Zaha Hadid Architects

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The design for the  Culenova New City Center by Zaha Hadid Architects is based on a dynamic field strategy which aims to organize the city’s new city center program along a gradient of circular and elliptical patterns. In a series of larger tower extrusions, a fluid field emerges from its underlying matrix to activate the ground throughout the whole site and provide public spaces of the highest quality. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Family House in Orava / A.LT architekti

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Architects: A.LT architekti
Location: , Slovakia
Architect In Charge: Peter Lacko, Filip Tittelbach, Anna Eiseltova
Year: 2010
Photographs: Tomas Rasl

Parkhill Competition Winning Proposal / Nice Architects

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Located on the former site on an old outdoor amphitheatre in Bratislava, , the proposal for the housing and mixed use development, which won the first prize in the Parkhill competition, offers spectacular views and close proximity to one of the city’s oldest parks. Designed by Nice Architects, their challenge on the 52,000 m2 site was to create intensive residential development with public services located in the lower part of the site. The final composition of the buildings becomes a small reminiscence of the former amphitheatre. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Viktoria Building / Grido

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Architects: Grido
Location: ,
Design Team: Peter Sticzay-Gromski, Marek Kolčák, Petra Rajchlová
Area: 31,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Paťo Safko

Leonardo / Andrea Klimko Architecture

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Architects: Andrea Klimko Architecture
Location: ,
Author: Andrea Klimko
Co Author: Pavol Kollár
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: L`ubo Stacho, Andrea Klimko, Miro Nôta, Robert Vrlák

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Phoenix Zeppelin Headquarters / Paulíny Hovorka Architekti + Stefan Moravcik architectural atelier

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Architects: Paulíny Hovorka Architekti + Stefan Moravcik architectural atelier
Location: Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Design Team: Branislav Hovorka, Štefan Moravčík, Martin Paulíny
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1,385 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti

SKC Bratislava / MHM architects

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Architects: MHM architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Matthias Molzbichler, Sebastian Haselsteiner, Florian Molzbichler
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 12,500 sqm
Photographs: Herta Hurnaus