Asceticism in Luxurious Garments

architect Jože Plečnik
project Villa Prelovšek, Ljubljana, Slovenia
written by Boris Podrecca


Villa Prelovšek, which Jože Plečnik designed between 1931 and 1933, is his most impressive work of this type in Ljubljana. We could talk about a dwelling with its own cosmos. The aura which surrounds it creates a certain socio-cultural spiritual sphere beyond visual charm and constructional-technical finesses. The building disassociates itself from the real world outside, its turbulent and unpleasant networked constitution.