the world's most visited architecture website
All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions

GutGut

BROWSE ALL FROM THIS FIRM HERE

The Mill / GutGut

00:00 - 16 May, 2018
The Mill / GutGut, © BoysPlayNice
© BoysPlayNice

© BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice + 49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Turbínová 13, 831 04 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Lead Architects

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

    857.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • 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 But more than just bringing the style of the building up to date, GutGut shows that even the most difficult outdated structures can be updated to meet modern needs.

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)

© 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

  • 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

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
  • Architect in Charge

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

    105.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Swedish Team Win Urban Design Competition in Trenčín

01:00 - 11 June, 2014
Swedish Team Win Urban Design Competition in Trenčín, First Place. Image Courtesy of City of 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."

DEV House / GutGut

00:00 - 30 April, 2010
DEV House / GutGut, Courtesy of GutGut
Courtesy of GutGut

Courtesy of GutGut Courtesy of GutGut Courtesy of GutGut Courtesy of GutGut + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Project Team

    M. Dzurilla, P. Jurkovič, L. Kordík, R. Žitňanský
  • Budget

    $1,300 €/sqm
  • Built Area

    187 sqm
  • Total Floor Area

    230 sqm
  • Area

    817.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010