Plečnik House: the architect's experimental hotbed
Plečnik House to be presented in Prague! The Study and Documentation Centre Nobretov in Prague will be hosting an exhibition on the importance and renovation of Plečnik House, a tribute to the memory of the Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik.
The comprehensive renovation of the Plečnik House, executed between 2013 and 2015, established the architect's former home as a starting point for exploring Plečnik’s Ljubljana as well as the creative mind of Plečnik - an icon of the architectural and urban development of our capital. After the house's successful renovation, the architect's authentic living and working areas have been complemented by a permanent exhibition on Plečnik's life and work, a study centre for researchers, and new areas for temporary exhibitions, presentations, and educational programmes.
The architect's home in Trnovo is marked by Plečnik's inquisitive spirit and asceticism, and numerous architectural experiments on the house later proved to be useful solutions in other projects, therefore Plečnik declared his house to be "a testing hotbed". Today, Plečnik House is a unique space of remembrance of this extraordinary artist, and a space of inspiration for creators of all ages and generations, who know how to listen to the numerous stories the house tells.
The exhibition will be complemented by photographs of the Plečnik House with authentic sources and material from our collection: Plečnik's drawing utensils and his personal objects, small-scale clay and plaster models, original sketches and letters from president T. G. Masaryk, his daughter Alice, and friend Otto Rothmayer, all of which linked Plečnik with Prague.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00–18:00
Basic: CZK 30
Lectures: CZK 60
Children up to 6 years: free
Visitors with a valid ticket from Villa Müller or Villa Rothmayer can use it within seven days from the purchase for a one-time free admission.
Having opened at the end of June in the Norbertov Centre, Prague, the exhibition ‘Plečnik House. The Architect’s Experimental Hotbed’ has been received so warmly that it remains on view in the Czech capital until Sunday 21 October 2018.
The Plečnik House 2018 exhibition programme will focus on Plečnik's work, the achievements of his collaborators, and on establishing Plečnik's oeuvre as an inspiration for contemporary creativity.