Mudroňova 26, Bratislava
Jindřich Merganc
Otmar Klimeš
1933 – 1934

A unique instance of a Corbusieresque ‘white villa’ in Slovakia, the house was built for Dr. Dvořák and his wife, author Zuzka Zguriška, by architect Jindřich Merganc. The central space is the great hall with a staircase, occupying two floors; the entire asymmetrical layout is determined by this space. Facing the street, the house has a long ribbon window lighting the hall. The residence is one of the most mature Functionalist works, based in the cultivated use of modern conceptions of space while retaining practical utility. 

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Juraj Bartoš
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Department of Architecture Archive, ÚSTARCH SAV