We are continuing with our short Ljubljana architecture survey. This time about Ljubljana architecture publishing.
Now we have here two interesting magazines based in Slovenian capital. Piranesi and Hiše (in English House) reflects both Slovenian architectural history, as well as its very successful present.
Hiše magazin published six times per a year is specialized in family houses architecture around the world. Published by Zavod Big agency, the magazine in the style of more famous, dutch Mark, Hiše showcases very interesting selection of world family houses including work by young Czech practice and our friends A1 Architects from Prague (their teahouse is on the cover of issue 66). Once a year, Hiše published also the special edition of the magazine with annual Nagrade Hiše awards.
Piranesi magazine is a child of the successful architect Vojteh Ravnikar from the Slovenian practice Ravnikar Potokar, which he founded with his friend Robert Potokar. Since 1992 they have published Piranesi magazine which is focused on architecture of the central and eastern Europe. Very nice concept of the magazine is based on the showcase of the recent projects from the various countries of the region, which are completed by one historical project in every issue. So you can read here about very interesting, but hidden modernist masterpieces as well. For example about spectacular 1960s Gino Valle Zanussi headquarters in Italy. Piranesi is published once or twice per a year.
Both magazines represent very high quality of the Slovenian architectural scene and creates very nice theoretic and popular background of this creative discipline.