SLOVAK FAMILY HOUSE 2006 – 2015
„A house is multispatial art with a message contained in its form, capable of connecting remote
places and cultures....“
Exhibition of contemporary architecture of the Slovak family house is organized by Faculty of Architecture, Institute of Architecture of Residential Buildings, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava in cooperation with publishing house Eurostav and architectural studio Olejar Architect
WITH FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF
Fund for the support of art, Faculty of Architecture STU, Bratislava, Slovakia, Baumit Slovakia
Eurostav publishing house
Magazine ARCH on architecture and other culture
PURPOSE AND AIMS OF EXHIBITION
Representative itinerant exhibition Slovak Family House 2006 – 2015 is reporting on the culture of residential housing in Slovakia. Eleven years later, the exhibition loosely follows up the successful exhibition project Slovak Family House 1989 – 2005/ Individually Designed Slovak
Residential Architecture 1989 – 2005.
The exhibition is a representative cultural project travelling in parallel over two continents of the world, Europe and North America.
The parallelism symbolizes the expression of effort to create
cultural bridges between the countries of two continents. The main goal of the project is to introduce Slovakia through an exhibition dedicated to architecture and exposition of valuable architectural works, a country that is part of the contemporary modern world, with great creative potential capable of not only adapting itself to cultural changes but also emitting cultural impulses.
CONTEXT AND PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF THE EXHIBITION
Exhibition Slovak Family House 2006 – 2015 introduces 33 family houses built during 2006– 2015.
The representative selection was done based on long-term research of the exhibition curator and author of the book Slovak Family House 2000 – 2015 , published in fall 2016,which is also part of the exhibition exposition. They reflect the main trends, significant architectural
concepts but also the contemporary lifestyle. They are a testimony to several breakthrough moments that have occurred during this period and have caused considerable change of the architectural repertoire and conceptual approach.
These family houses set themselves apart from the large gray mass of average catalogue production. They introduce Slovak architects and architectural studios focusing on this field in Slovakia.
Many of these houses were awarded by architectural awards, which have confirmed the quality and high cultural rank of their author‘s work.
Assoc.prof. Andrea Bacová, PhD. / architect, university pedagogue, publicist.
Graduate of Faculty of Architecture of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (1985).
Since 2003 she has been a pedagogue at the Faculty of Architecture STU in Bratislava where she is also currently heading the Institute of Architecture of Residential Buildings, while pursuing a systematic research of architecture in the field of housing. She is an author of more than 250 professional articles, scientific studies, reviews, as well as author and co-author of several books and scientific monographs (Residential Houses in Slovakia, New Housing Models, New Concepts in Residential Buildings Architecture in Slovakia, Slovak Family House 2000 – 2015). As curator she had conducted multiple domestic and international architectural exhibitions. Since 2010 she has been the editor of professional monthly ARCH magazine on architecture and other cultures
whose ARCH Award is one of the most prestigious Slovak architectural awards.