1st Central-European Architectural Magazine for the Culture of the Environment
Editorial
Wood is Beautiful

Wood is Beautiful

  It goes without saying that wood is not only beautiful and pleasant to look at and touch, but that it has recently also become, again, a very sought-after building material, with which it is possible to build almost anything. Whereas in the recent past it was mainly used for roof constructions and partly for...
Experiencing Architecture Live

Experiencing Architecture Live

What does it mean to see and experience architecture live? Last summer, we had an opportunity to visit two houses in the United States that are arguably amongst the ten most important houses of 20th century architecture: Wright’s masterpiece “Falling Water”, and Johnson’s own house called “Glass House”. Each of the two houses is unique...
Masters of Their Trade

Masters of Their Trade

While interviewing architect Stanko Kristl, a representative of the oldest generation of Slovene architects who studied and trained with Professor Edvard Ravnikar, we could experience what passion for architecture really means. Despite his venerable age, architect Kristl is still very much active in his area of work: he is currently completing a house for his...
Ravnikar, Piranesi, BIO and Biennial

Ravnikar, Piranesi, BIO and Biennial

A number of years have passed since the memorial park on the island of Rab by architect Edvard Ravnikar was presented in our magazine (Piranesi 4/1994), and the time has therefore come to present another of his works. In the present issue, we thus introduce Ferant Garden in Ljubljana, which was created in the 1960s...
Small is Big

Small is Big

In the previous issue of Piranesi, we focused on Villa Tugendhat and architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, and we are somehow returning to this topic in the present issue as well. The recently renovated Villa Tugendhat has given us an opportunity to conduct an interview with architect Vladimir Šlapeta, who is an expert on...
Mies is Always Topical

Mies is Always Topical

The Tugendhat Villa is one of the most important pieces of 20th century architecture; it is therefore right – in light of the recent renovation – to recall it, to bring it back to our memory and our awareness. In the 1920s, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe had an opportunity to produce his ultimate work,...
Context is (Still) Always Present

Context is (Still) Always Present

Amongst the participants at last year’s jubilee 30th meeting of architects in Piran, Slovenia, was architect Heinz Tesar, who had already presented a lecture in Piran way back in 1986, and since then has always been connected with this town, at least symbolically. This is partly why he was happy to talk about Piran, his...
Thirty Years of the Piran Days of Architecture

Thirty Years of the Piran Days of Architecture

The thirtieth anniversary of the Piran Days of Architecture and the twentieth anniversary of the Piranesi magazine.
Two Decades of Piranesi

Two Decades of Piranesi

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Piranesi magazine, it seems appropriate to celebrate with a small exhibition and the publication of a new spring issue. You therefore have in front of you a magazine with a new graphic layout adapted to the present time, while the concept of its content remains similar...