Friedrich Weinwurm

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Friedrich Weinwurm, a contemporary of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe or Walter Gropius and one of the most noteworthy architects of Slovakia, can be ranked among the leading representatives of the interwar Central European architectural avant-garde. His legacy of several dozen designed and completed office buildings, single-family houses, villas and housing complexes (Nová Doba, Unitas) forms an oeuvre attracting admiration today. His progressive social program and clear principles for architectural design influenced the Slovak architectural scene of the 1920s and 1930s more than the work of any other architect. The publication contains a comparison between Weinwurm´s work and its contemporary efforts on both the local and international levels, as well as its integration into the context of the domestic and broader European architectural situation. Further presenting the architect´s work is a rich array of historic visual materials, photographs, plans, archival documents, and the current photographs by Olja Triaška Stefanovic.


Henrieta Moravcíková is an architectural theoretician and historian employed as a researcher in the Department of Architecture at the Institute of Construction and Architecture at the Slovak Academy of Science, and also holds a professorship at the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. She has published several monographs and many articles on 20th-century and contemporary architecture.