• image Exhibition Tendencies: Architecture and Urban Planning in Celje, 1955–1985 [h2]3/21/-5/19/2019[/h2]Aimed at both the general and professional public alike, the exhibition offers the first comprehensive insights into the lesser-known post-war architectural achievements, large-scale urbanisation and mass housing projects in Slovenia’s third largest city. It also opens up an eternally pressing issue: how to preserve and evaluate modernist architecture, and which architectural projects in particular should be singled out for such. THU. 3/21/2019 | 7 PM /Exhibition/Tendencies-Architecture-and-Urban-Planning-in-Celje-19551985.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition KIOSK K67: Metamorphoses of a System [h2]3/5/-4/5/2019[/h2]Architecture Department of ETH Zurich presents the exhibition curated by Maja Vardjan in collaboration with gta exhibitions. ETH Zurich has been offered a unique opportunity to acquire a Kiosk K67 model of the second generation and after careful restoration, this rare example is now being shown to a wider Swiss public for the first time. The opening will be accompanied by talks with the designer Saša J. Mächtig. /Exhibition/KIOSK-K67-Metamorphoses-of-a-System.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition Living with Water - Southern Fringe of Ljubljana [h2]10/18/-3/24/2019[/h2]Instead of fearing water and related threats, could we imagine a future where we built systems as flexible as the changing water levels? Instead of protective measures against environmental hazards, could we consider developing smarter, more inclusive human-natural living environments? MAO and Future Architecture platform present an exhibition that looks at alternative urban development scenarios that consider the synergetic relationships between humankind and the natural environment. /Exhibition/Living-with-Water-Southern-Fringe-of-Ljubljana.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition Oskar Kogoj’s Gondola [h2]12/6/-3/31/2019[/h2]Research and conservation/restoration works
    Throughout his career, designer Oskar Kogoj has built his body of work with organic forms evolving from his exploration of the human body. The exhibition, does not however present an extensive range of Kogoj’s pieces, but the more technical, museum-specific issues of heritage preservation, namely on one of the loungers from the iconic Gondola series.
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  • image Exhibition Made in Slovenia [h2]5/11/-12/31/2018[/h2]The ongoing exhibition at the Centre for Creativity premises in Maribor. Made in Slovenia is the name of the collection we are building to showcase the examples of good practices by Slovenian designers and producers in the cultural and creative industries that demonstrate the principles of sustainability and forge collaborations between the creative and commercial sectors.  /Exhibition/Made-in-Slovenia_1.aspx 12

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Guided tour

hour SAT. 3/30/2019  | 11 AM
The castle is located in the Fužine area which received its name after the ironworks once operative on the river Ljubljanica. Built on commission from the Khisl family in mid-16th century, it is the only remaining renaissance castle in Ljubljana. Guided tours in English every last Saturday of the month! more »
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Made in is a research, design and heritage initiative by six institutions from the region encouraging collaboration and knowledge exchange between traditional craftsmen and contemporary designers, revitalizing crafts tradition, educating designers about material and immaterial heritage. more »
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Guided tour


The guided tours of exhibitions in MAO are organized for different age groups. Featured content is enriched with the interpretation, observation amd conversation. They can be accompanied with worksheets or workshops. Join us on these special explorations! more »
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The café, designed by Bureau Triiije (Three architects), is furnished with iconic chairs and tables that distinguished Slovenian interiors in the 20th century. Guests are pampered with fragrant coffee, cups of hot tea and delicious homemade cakes by Kaval Group, as well as ice-cream in the hot summer months. more »
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Future Architecture announces selected creatives of 2019

Future Architecture members, 2018 alumni and platform followers have selected...
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