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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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ARCHIWALK: ‘Nová doba’ – a pioneering work on social housing.

  Thanks to architecture walk organized by Slovak National Gallery, I’ve had an opportunity to visit and photograph a cultural monument of Slovak avant-garde architecture, Nová doba (New Age) estate, a residential complex at Vajnorská Street in Bratislava, Slovakia. The complex was built in 1932 according to the work of architects Fridrich Weinwurm and Ignác […]

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BAR & JANE IN DA LOFT – Escape from Fobos (feat. Bido)

  This short film is part of an urban exploration art project call sign ‘Bar & Jane in da Loft’. The project was realized inside abandoned book print factory Svornosť short before it was being retrofitted to a loft multipurpose building. Bar and Jane are ‘comics & costume’ kind of figures with supernatural powers. Independent […]

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