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Summer House / totalstudio

© Eva Benková© Eva Benková© Eva Benková© Eva Benková+ 21

Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Architects: totalstudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Janosik Okna

H Apartment / Grau Architects

© Nora and Jakub Caprnka
© Nora and Jakub Caprnka

© Nora and Jakub Caprnka© Nora and Jakub Caprnka© Nora and Jakub Caprnka© Nora and Jakub Caprnka+ 17

Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Architects: Grau Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  20
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Ruukki, Vertigo Bird, Adobe, TON, +1

KCAP and CITYFÖRSTER Design New Cultural Destination for Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava’s existing Istropolis culture and congress center will be replaced by a new cultural destination designed by KCAP and Cityförster. Creating a multifunctional cultural and social center, with a state-of-the-art concert and congress venue, the intervention will also transform the surrounding area into a modern open neighborhood comprising green and public areas.

© Playtime courtesy of KCAP/CITYFÖRSTER© Playtime courtesy of KCAP/CITYFÖRSTER© Playtime courtesy of KCAP/CITYFÖRSTER© Playtime courtesy of KCAP/CITYFÖRSTER+ 11

House V / Martin Skoček

© Matej Hakár© Matej Hakár© Matej Hakár© Matej Hakár+ 29

Bratislava, Slovakia

Apartment Svätoplukova / Kilo / Honc

© Matej Hakár© Matej Hakár© Matej Hakár© Matej Hakár+ 31

  • Architects: Kilo / Honc
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  67
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Chaos Group, Mawa Design, Menu, Adobe, +5

Gastro Passage Foodcourt / Suchánek, Architectural Office

© Bedrich Schreiber© Bedrich Schreiber© Bedrich Schreiber© Bedrich Schreiber+ 44

Mlynica Loft Apartment / Juraj Hubinský + Kuklica x Smerek Architekti

© Lousy Auber© Lousy Auber© Lousy Auber© Lousy Auber+ 33

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

© 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 BuildingsThe Brutal Majesty of Bratislava's Slovak Radio Tower, Through the Lens of Alexandra Timpau+ 19

Showroom Schüco / Kuklica x Smerek Architekti + Juraj Hubinský

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

Bratislava, Slovakia

M25 / AOCR

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

Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Architects: AOCR
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  540
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: BTicino, Baumit, Carpenter, HUECK, Kaindl

The Mill / GutGut

© BoysPlayNice© BoysPlayNice© BoysPlayNice© BoysPlayNice+ 49

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

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

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

Framehouse / plusminusarchitects

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

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  145
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Ferm Living, HAY, Vitra

Business Garden Štefánikova / Architekti Šebo Lichý

© Ľubo Stacho© Tomas Manina© Tomas Manina© Ľubo Stacho+ 21

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1356
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Slovaktual

Two Buildings / Compass Atelier

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

Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Architects: Compass Atelier
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  660
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: EQUITONE, Ardex, HELUZ, Slovaktual, Siberian Larch

New Grove / Architekti Šebo Lichý

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

Bratislava, Slovakia

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

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.