The student design workshop ‘At Home With Concrete’ was organized in partnership with the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, Salonit Anhovo, and technology company Zevnik Lab from Kranj, which deals with the implementation of research into contemporary types of concrete. The design workshop was organized following the initiative of MAO Ljubljana and Salonit Anhovo. The workshop explores the possibilities of concrete as a tactile material for smaller, everyday objects that ‘inhabit’ our homes. Studets researched various production methods of ‘home’ products – from simple and ‘primitive’ to high-tech ones – which affect different characteristics of products. Twentyone students from 2nd to 5th year attended the workshop and developed over 20 designs. We selected 12 products with the most potential for possible implementation. The series of products consists of tables, lighting, tableware, board games, chess set, coathangers, and storage niches, which, ...

The exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Slovenian-American architect Ivan (John) Jager (1871–1959) highlights the importance of this architect for the Slovenian-American architectural history while at the same time relating to the celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture. Architect Jager was able to study architecture at the Vienna Polytechnic Institute through the financial support of his Slovenian patrons, among them Kotnik from Vrhnika and Valenčič from Trnovo, which Jager never forgot. Recognizing that Slovenian technical know-how is crucial for the development of the nation, he returned the goodwill he received from his patrons and helped Slovenian students of architecture and their professors in Ljubljana wherever and whenever he could. Settling permanently in Minneapolis in the United States, he started sending specialised literature to Plečnik’s seminar already before World War II, and after the wat to ...

At the Project space of the Museum of architecture and design, Nonument Group introduces itself with an exhibition with a suggestive title: The Exhibition is Outdoors. It is focused on the phenomenon of nonuments, a term used to describe architecture, monuments, public spaces and infrastructure whose meaning has transformed as a consequence of social or political changes. The exhibition serves as an introduction to the work of the art and research group by showcasing the database of nonuments and staged art interventions, as well as scheduled events in the field. With their analyses of the historical context, markings in the field and/or art interventions, the Nonument Group interweave the spaces of the past and the future, everyday spaces and spaces of art. The exhibition layout, which intends to present the work method in three sections, also poses various questions: the unfinished database opens up the question of archive, art interventions are displayed as mere fragments of the ...

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Guided Tour of Fužine Castle for English Speakers

Castle Guided Tour / next event: 27. 6. 2021 / 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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