New issue of PIRANESI was published in December 2013

Cover photo: David Židlický

New issue of PIRANESI, 1. Central-European Architectural Magazine for the Culture of the Environment, was published in December 2013: Winter 2013, Piranesi No.33/Vol.21.

Column Architectural icon is representing Villa Tugendhat in Brno, one of the pioneering prototypes of modern architecture in Europe. It was designed by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe on basis of his principle of “less is more” and his strive for functional amenities. The first part of the article is written by architectural historian Vladimir Šlapeta who describes the influences of society of the time Villa Tugendhat was being built. The second part of the article is written by art historian Iveta Černa – director of Brno City Museum-Villa Tugendhat and Dagmar Černouškova – from Study and Documentation Centre of Villa Tugendhat. The article is concluded by text of Ivan Wahla, czech architect who was responsible for villa’s renovation during 2010 and 2012.

Column Interview is presenting Austrian architect Bernardo Bader who won Piranesi Award 2012 for the project Islamic Cemetery in Altach. It reveals some of the most important works of the architectural office bernardo bader architekten. The winning project Islamic Cemetery in Altach is presented in detail in column Piranesi Award 2012 as well as two projects that won Piranesi Mention 2012: Hall Rowers Moto Guzzi by the Lake Como in Italy, designed by act_romegialli architects, and Eduard Wallnöfer Platz in Innsbruck in Austria, designed by LAAC Architects and Stiefel Kramer Architecture.

A selection of contemporary projects of Central Europe is represented in column New Architecure: Secondary Technical School in Koper, Slovenia, The Ptuj Congress and Cultural Centre Dominican Monastery Ptuj, Slovenia, Gabelsberger Primary School in Graz, Austria, Pratic F.lli Orioli – Headquarters and Production Complex in Udine, Italy, Reconstruction of the Szatmáry Palace in Pécs, Hungary, Family house Mšeno in Czech Republic.

The issue is concluded with Design of Domen Fras and three reviews of slovenian architectural books.

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