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Pre event: LAKA – Unveiling the hidden story her creative power / 9/04/2024 / 11:00 AM Santiago

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Speakers: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nataša Koselj, architect

Date: 09/04/2024 12:00 am

Date details: 11:00 am Santiago Chile | (UTC -4) due to time change

LAKA – Her own studio in Ljubljana. Photo- MAO


Abstract:   Between 1967 and 1981, Vladimira Bratuž – Laka, a Slovenian architect and sculptor, taught at Ple?nik’s Križanke Art School in Ljubljana. These years represent the period of Slovenian structuralism with Cankarjev dom as the peak of this period. It is interesting that Laka built her own studio, which she named Moj dom (My home) on Veselova Street in Ljubljana, in the same year that Cankarjev dom (Cankar’s home) began to be built in the immediate vicinity. Both buildings have a lot in common, especially in terms of a structuralist approach to the treatment of space, since in both cases the classical understanding of perspective and facade breaks down into sequential views that give a more complex and multidimensional understanding of space and building elements. This brings a new dynamic to the understanding of architecture, in the case of Laka’s living studio ‘My Home’ on a very small scale and in the case of Ravnikar’s Cankarjev dom on a very large scale.

Written by Claudio Galeno

April 7th, 2024 at 6:22 pm