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The Brutal Majesty of Bratislava's Slovak Radio Tower, Through the Lens of Alexandra Timpau

04:00 - 13 February, 2019
© Alexandra Timpau, Alex Shoots Buildings
© Alexandra Timpau, Alex Shoots Buildings

Opening in the late 1980s after more than ten years of construction, the Slovak Radio Tower is an unmissable feature in the landscape of Bratislava. The building, an inverted pyramid of steel frame construction, was designed by Štefan Svetko, Štefan Ďurkovič, and Barnabáš Kissling during the height of socialist realism.

© Alexandra Timpau, Alex Shoots Buildings © Alexandra Timpau, Alex Shoots Buildings © Alexandra Timpau, Alex Shoots Buildings The Brutal Majesty of Bratislava's Slovak Radio Tower, Through the Lens of Alexandra Timpau + 19

Showroom Schüco / Kuklica x Smerek Architekti + Juraj Hubinský

09:00 - 29 September, 2018
Showroom Schüco / Kuklica x Smerek Architekti + Juraj Hubinský, © Studio Flusser
© Studio Flusser

© Studio Flusser © Studio Flusser © Studio Flusser © Studio Flusser + 27

M25 / AOCR

01:00 - 21 July, 2018
M25 / AOCR, © Michal Vršanský, Lubo Stacho
© Michal Vršanský, Lubo Stacho

© Michal Vršanský, Lubo Stacho © Michal Vršanský, Lubo Stacho © Michal Vršanský, Lubo Stacho © Michal Vršanský, Lubo Stacho + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mýtna, 811 07 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Pavol Senecký, Michal Vršanský, Juraj Senecký
  • Area

    540.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Mill / GutGut

23:00 - 15 May, 2018
The Mill / GutGut, © BoysPlayNice
© BoysPlayNice

© BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice + 49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Turbínová 13, 831 04 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Štefan Polakovič, Lukáš Kordík, Jana Benková, Tomáš Vrtek
  • Area

    857.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid Architects Breaks Ground on Sky Park Development on Industrial Site in Bratislava

11:30 - 22 May, 2017
Zaha Hadid Architects Breaks Ground on Sky Park Development on Industrial Site in Bratislava, © Penta Investments
© Penta Investments

Zaha Hadid Architects have broken ground on the construction of a new 5.5 hectare development in Bratislava, Slovakia. Known as ‘Sky Park,’ the master plan will transform an abandoned site in a formerly industrial area of the city into a 20,000-square-meter park and mixed-use community containing more than 700 apartments and 55,000 square meters of office and retail space.

© Penta Investments © Penta Investments © Penta Investments © Penta Investments + 20

FACH / Ilja Skoček + Martin Skoček

02:00 - 2 March, 2017
FACH /  Ilja Skoček + Martin Skoček, © Peter Jurkovič
© Peter Jurkovič

© Peter Jurkovič © Peter Jurkovič © Peter Jurkovič © Peter Jurkovič + 26

Framehouse / plusminusarchitects

04:00 - 23 October, 2016
 Framehouse / plusminusarchitects, © Maroš Fečík
© Maroš Fečík

© Maroš Fečík   © Maroš Fečík   © Maroš Fečík   © Maroš Fečík   + 31

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

© 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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Starohájska 10, 851 02 Petržalka, Slovakia
  • Category

  • 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

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.

White Cubes House / at26 architecture & design

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

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

    427m²
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Loft in Bratislava / RULES architects

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Rudolf Lesnak, Tomas Huliman, Matej Kollar
  • Area

    95.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Tomáš Šebo, Igor Lichý
  • Area

    202.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Loft in Bratislava / gutgut

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Loft in Bratislava / gutgut, © Peter Čintalan
© Peter Čintalan

© Peter Čintalan © Peter Čintalan © Peter Čintalan © Peter Čintalan + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Lukáš Kordík, Štefan Polakovič, Samuel Zeman, Jana Benková
  • Area

    105.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Family house Dlhé Diely I / Plusminusarchitects

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Family house Dlhé Diely I / Plusminusarchitects, © Maroš Fečík
© Maroš Fečík

© Maroš Fečík © Maroš Fečík © Maroš Fečík © Maroš Fečík + 41

IST-Family House / JRKVC

01:00 - 12 June, 2014
IST-Family House / JRKVC, © Peter Jurkovič
© Peter Jurkovič
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Peter Jurkovič, Lukáš Kordík, Števo Polakovič
  • Area

    85.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Peter Jurkovič © Peter Jurkovič © Peter Jurkovič © Peter Jurkovič + 43

Home Spa / architekti.sk

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
Home Spa / architekti.sk, © Tomáš Manina
© Tomáš Manina

© Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Category

    Spa
  • Design Team

    Matúš Polák, Martin Rezník, Silvia Kračúnová, Gabriela Rezníková-Kossuthová
  • Structure

    Ľudovít Beťko
  • Area

    510.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012