JRKVC Designs A Contemporary Yurt Beside A Slovakian Lake

Drawing inspiration from the traditional yurts of Central Asia, Slovakian architecture studio JRKVC has designed ‘Attila’, a holiday home that sits nestled in a field thick with poppies beside a lake in Vojka nad Dunjom.
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Endorphine connects white boxes with black frames to create homes at Slovakian golf resort

Slovakian studio Endorphine has completed a pair of houses at a golf resort near the village of Hrubá Borša, featuring living units that are combined either horizontally or vertically to create different layouts. The four founding partners of Bratislava-based Endorphine purchased two plots on the Green Resort Golf Estate to give them an opportunity to develop

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EFFEKT proposes Bratislava housing scheme modelled on a mountain range

Danish studio EFFEKT has developed a housing scheme for the Slovakian city of Bratislava, which features a dramatically staggered roofline intended to echo the peaks of a mountain range. EFFEKT has proposed the 120,000-square-metre housing block called Južna Dolina for a stretch of parkland in the city’s Petržalka borough, where it will be surrounded by farmland near the Donau river. To

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Plural completes plastic-clad house in Slovakia with inner and outer layers

A small pool is slotted between the inner and outer layers of this house near Bratislava, which was designed according to Italian Renaissance principles by local firm Plural (+ slideshow). Plural designed the 300-square-metre family home for a residential neighbourhood in Bernolákovo, northeast of the Slovakian capital. Called House in a House, the property was designed to include both an inner and an outer More

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Czech and Slovak Pavilion explores whether Soviet architecture is worth saving

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: a bright red model of the Slovak National Gallery forms the centrepiece of the Czech and Slovak Pavilion, which questions whether the countries’ Soviet architecture should be saved or demolished. Entitled The Care for Architecture: Asking the Arché of Architecture to Dance, the Biennale exhibition questions whether buildings like the extension to the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava can More

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JRKVC’s lakeside house optimises small footprint with hidden attic areas

Ladders lead to sleeping platforms accommodated beneath the hipped roof of this simple Slovakian lake house, which local studio JRKVC designed without any corridors to utilise the available space (+ slideshow). The small property was created by architect Peter Jurkovič’s studio for a family of five who wanted a refuge that they could escape to More

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Martin Boles creates barn-inspired house with an extra floor slotted beneath its pitched roof

Modelled on traditional wooden barns, this gabled house in the Slovakian town of Stara Lubovna has a pair of small wooden lofts squeezed beneath its pitched roof (+ slideshow). The DomT house was designed by local architect Martin Boleš for a couple and their two children, who were ready to leave their apartment for a larger family home. The […]

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Proposed mountain hostel by Atelier 8000 looks like it has crashed into the Earth

This giant cube that appears to have landed on its side in the mountains is a proposal by Czech studio Atelier 8000 for a facilities building in Slovakia’s High Tatras peaks (+ slideshow). With the “succinct shape of a simple cube” that appears to have been dropped at random onto the snowy landscape, Atelier 8000’s […]

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