Curators: dr. Miloš Kosec, Natalija Lapajne, Tomaž Štoka and dr. Bogo Zupančič   In 1921, after decades of working abroad, Jože Plečnik returned to his home city of Ljubljana. Already a famous architect with an international career he took a position as professor at the newly founded university, and together with his students and supporters embarked on building a unique architectural, artistic, and ethical world, one that over the decades evolved into a one-of-a-kind architectural phenomenon. Plečnik’s school was organised as a workshop run by the master, who led with absolute authority and dedication to the vocation. From the very inception of the school his students swayed between loyalty to the master and defiance of his archaic authority. By the time he died in 1957, Plečnik had created a body of work that ranks among the most distinctive architectural oeuvres of the 20th century and which defies categorisation into any of the established architectural styles. ...

Curator: Špela Šubic 13. 10. 2022-17. 1. 2023, chapel at MAO   The United Nations Organisation proclaimed 2022 the international year of glass. In a joint project entitled Along the Glass Trail Slovenian museums decided to exhibit glass treasures from their collections.   The Museum of Architecture and Design is showcasing a selection of the newly-acquired bequest of architect and designer Janja Lap. Throughout her long and diverse career in architecture, industrial design, teaching, and research as well as system and service design, Lap has explored glass, her material of choice and the material that won her the most acclaim. This small exhibition also serves to announce a larger exhibition of her work that is soon to shed light on the fascinating oeuvre of this internationally acclaimed author, who is yet to become fully recognised at home.

Exhibition Super Vernaculars (BIO27) until 23 OCT 2022 │ MAO   Exhibition BIO27 Production Platform until 3 OCT 2022 │ MAO   Pop-Up exhibition of BIO27 Production Platform 3–30 OCT 2022 │ Plečnik’s kiosk, Prešeren’s square   POP-UP EXHIBITION BIO27 PRODUCTION PLATFORM PROGRAMME 3.—9. 10. Krater: Forbidden Vernaculars 10.—16. 10. Pjorkkala: Water – Designing a Biovernacular  17.—23. 10. Garnitura: Communicating Modern Architecture 24.—30. 10.   Robida: Grains for Brains   More >>   The 27th edition of BIO Ljubljana (BIO27), the oldest and one of the leading design biennials in the world, opening on 26 May under the curatorship of Jane Withers, brings together forward-thinking and environmentally conscious designers, architects, thinkers and researchers from around the globe. The theme for BIO27, Super Vernaculars, explores a growing and ambitious movement that takes inspiration from vernacular architecture and design ...

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Guided Tour of Fužine Castle for English Speakers

Castle Guided Tour / next event: 28. 1. 2023 / 11:00

Built on commission from the Khisl family in mid-16th century, Fužine Castle is the only remaining renaissance castle in Ljubljana. At the time of its construction it served as a proof of wealth, reputation and political powers of its first owners. The castle changed hands already at the end of the century and then several times over the subsequent periods, which was all reflected in its building structure. An important addition was the hydroelectric power plant which was built in 1897 to serve the Vevče paper mill. Still operative today, the power plant is a unique example of technical history. In 1984, Fužine Castle was declared a cultural monument, and has been dedicated to museum activities and managed by the Museum of Architecture and Design since 1990. The castle is located in the Fužine area which received its name after the ironworks (Slovene: fužine) that were once operative on the river Ljubljanica.   The castle tour for english speakers will be given on last ...

Built on commission from the Khisl family in mid-16th century, Fužine Castle is the only remaining renaissance castle in Ljubljana. At the time of its construction it served as a proof of wealth, reputation and political powers of its first owners.

The castle changed hands already at the end of the century and then several times over the subsequent periods, which was all reflected in its building structure. An important addition was the hydroelectric power plant which was built in 1897 to serve the Vevče paper mill. Still operative today, the power plant is a unique example of technical history.
In 1984, Fužine Castle was declared a cultural monument, and has been dedicated to museum activities and managed by the Museum of Architecture and Design since 1990.
The castle is located in the Fužine area which received its name after the ironworks (Slovene: fužine) that were once operative on the river Ljubljanica.

 

The castle tour for english speakers will be given on last Sunday of every month at 11. a.m. by our associate Katarina Metelko.
Info: katarina.metelko@mao.si

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Built on commission from the Khisl family in mid-16th century, Fužine Castle is the only remaining renaissance castle in Ljubljana. At the time of its construction it served as a proof of wealth, reputation and political powers of its first owners.

The castle changed hands already at the end of the century and then several times over the subsequent periods, which was all reflected in its building structure. An important addition was the hydroelectric power plant which was built in 1897 to serve the Vevče paper mill. Still operative today, the power plant is a unique example of technical history.
In 1984, Fužine Castle was declared a cultural monument, and has been dedicated to museum activities and managed by the Museum of Architecture and Design since 1990.
The castle is located in the Fužine area which received its name after the ironworks (Slovene: fužine) that were once operative on the river Ljubljanica.

 

The castle tour for english speakers will be given on last Sunday of every month at 11. a.m. by our associate Katarina Metelko.
Info: katarina.metelko@mao.si

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Sundays at MAO: UNIVERSUM PLEČNIK guided tour and a children’s workshop

5. 2. 2023 / 11:00

In 1921, after decades of working abroad, Jože Plečnik returned to his home city of Ljubljana. Already a famous architect with an international career he took a position as professor at the newly founded university, and together with his students and supporters embarked on building a unique architectural, artistic, and ethical world, one that over the decades evolved into a one-of-a-kind architectural phenomenon. Looking at some of the approaches that the architect used in his work and discussing the complex relationship between the teacher and his students the exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Design reflects on Plečnik’s extensive legacy and on certain topics that have not yet received much attention. With limited means, Plečnik reinterpreted the remains of the past and combined them into new, comprehensive units, gradually building the Slovenian capital into what we recognise today as the possibility of a different, more sustainable, and humane city.   Join ...

In 1921, after decades of working abroad, Jože Plečnik returned to his home city of Ljubljana. Already a famous architect with an international career he took a position as professor at the newly founded university, and together with his students and supporters embarked on building a unique architectural, artistic, and ethical world, one that over the decades evolved into a one-of-a-kind architectural phenomenon. Looking at some of the approaches that the architect used in his work and discussing the complex relationship between the teacher and his students the exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Design reflects on Plečnik’s extensive legacy and on certain topics that have not yet received much attention. With limited means, Plečnik reinterpreted the remains of the past and combined them into new, comprehensive units, gradually building the Slovenian capital into what we recognise today as the possibility of a different, more sustainable, and humane city.

 

Join us for a guided tour with Miloš Kosec, curator of the exhibition. 

 

While parents enjoy a guided tour of our current exhibition, their offspring learn about architecture through play and innovative creative workshops. Apply at: izobrazevanje@mao.si.

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In 1921, after decades of working abroad, Jože Plečnik returned to his home city of Ljubljana. Already a famous architect with an international career he took a position as professor at the newly founded university, and together with his students and supporters embarked on building a unique architectural, artistic, and ethical world, one that over the decades evolved into a one-of-a-kind architectural phenomenon. Looking at some of the approaches that the architect used in his work and discussing the complex relationship between the teacher and his students the exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Design reflects on Plečnik’s extensive legacy and on certain topics that have not yet received much attention. With limited means, Plečnik reinterpreted the remains of the past and combined them into new, comprehensive units, gradually building the Slovenian capital into what we recognise today as the possibility of a different, more sustainable, and humane city.

 

Join us for a guided tour with Miloš Kosec, curator of the exhibition. 

 

While parents enjoy a guided tour of our current exhibition, their offspring learn about architecture through play and innovative creative workshops. Apply at: izobrazevanje@mao.si.

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