‘Mariánsky dvor’ apartment block
Heydukova 18, 16 a Mariánska 8, Bratislava
Also known by its German name ‘Marienhof’, the block consists of four residential wings with one ground-floor commercial wing on a quarter-circular plan. Facing the streets are two residential sections, of almost identical appearance, though one has three floors and the other four. Both of these masses have a symmetrical facade and layout concept; attached perpendicular to them are two five-storey courtyard wings with the raised tower-like mass of the corner staircase. The austere stucco facades are covered with a simple grid of four-part windows in narrow frames. The rounded corner wing contained several small shops with glass facades in between dividing pillars of brick. In the block, the Bauhaus-trained photographer Irena Blühová had her studio. This Purist residential work is among the best achievements of J. Nowotný.
(-k.): Arch. inž. Jos. Nowotný. Salon 10, 1931, 1, s. 24.
Mojžišová, I.: Dve cesty od tvorby k odboju. Grete Schütte-Lihotzky a Irena Blühová. ARS 1989, 1, s. 75 – 83, tu s. 82.
DULLA, Matúš – MORAVČÍKOVÁ, Henrieta: Architektúra Slovenska v 20. storočí. Bratislava, Slovart 2002, 512 s., tu s. 74, 377.
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