Posts By: Hipsight

BAUHAUS 100: Sonneveld House in Rotterdam.

In the late 1920s, Albertus and Gésine Sonneveld commission architects Brinkman and Van der Vlugt to design a family home. The bureau had previously designed a factory for Van Nelle, where Sonneveld was director of the tobacco department. Inspired by his business trips to America, he has all kinds of technical gadgets installed, like a […]

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FASHION LIVE: Puojd fashion performance at 2018 Fashion LIVE! after-party at ‘Svornosť’

A full take from the Fashion LIVE! 2018 after party featuring a unique fashion-dance performance “AGÓNIA” for the PUOJD collection by fashion designer Michaela Bednárová. This non-traditional performance was realized inside amazing theatre-like space of the former book print house Svornosť (Unity) during the building retrofit into a loft housing.   FASHION PERFORMANCE “AGÓNIA” by […]

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SITE SPECIFIC: Art performances during the retrofit of the former printing house ‘Svornosť’.

It’s always great to see how the art develops inside of unique spaces of strong though sometimes hidden architectural qualities, such as happens in the case of former print house Svornosť (Unity) in Bratislava. The emptying, removal of machinery and equipment in Svornosť building, originally designed for industrial purposes, has created a temple-like aura of […]

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INTERIOR REVIVALS: Office space overhaul in Istropolis building by Pavel Hache Studio.

  Functionalist and minimalist design approach have joined together in the renewal of the interior office space located in the administrative high-rise of the iconic Istropolis building complex in Bratislava. The complex was conceived in the late 1950s as the main administrative, cultural and research center for the then very influential labor unions. It was […]

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URBEX: Discovering the hidden beauty of abandoned printing house ‘Svornosť’.

  During the late 2016 and subsequently in the early 2017, together with my friends we had an opportunity to admire and photograph amazing industrial spaces inside abandoned multi-storey printing house Svornosť (Unity) in Bratislava. It was shortly before the start of retrofit works that would convert the former industrial space into a loft-like apartment […]

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