Last week we have visited Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. Its architecture past and present is impressive. The city not bigger than the Czech Brno has a very strong architectural heritage.
Except many buildings in the centre of the city, we have discovered the unique functionalist villa hidden in the jungle of greenery. Villa Oblak, which is today national monument of Slovenia, was built in 1931 - 1935 by architect, France Tomažič (1899 - 1968). Tomažič was a student of Josef Plečnik, key figure in Slovenian architectural history, and also member of "Petkovci" group. This group included many representatives of modern architecture in Ljubljana and in the 1930s was one of the strongest movement of the Slovenian functionalism.
Villa Oblak is his most famous work and represents very interesting example of the Slovenian functionalism. Today, the villa is hidden in the greenery that we can not see its original form almost. Most original part of the house is the big arch creating original exterior space with two-armed staircase.
More about Slovenian architecture soon...