Ivan Vurnik was a Slovene architect that helped found the Ljubljana School of Architecture. His early style in the 1920s is associated with the search for Slovene "National Style", inspired by Slovene folk art and the Vienna Secession style of architecture. Upon embracing the functionalist approach in the 1930s, Vurnik rivaled the more conservative Plečnik's approach. The Cooperative Business Bank, designed by Vurnik and his wife Helena Kottler Vurnik who designed the decorative facade in the colors of Slovene tricolor, has been called the most beautiful building in Ljubljana. Vurnik has also drawn a number of urban plans, among these the plans for Bled, Kranj, and Ljubljana.
|Born:||June 1, 1884, Ljubljana, Duchy of Carniola, Austria-Hungary|
|Died:||April 8, 1971, Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Alma mater:||Vienna University of Technology|
About Ivan Vurnik
Slovenian architect who was a founding member of the Ljubljana School of Architecture. He was initially inspired by Slovene folk art and the Vienna Secession style during the 1920s, while he adopted a functionalist style during the 1930s.
Ivan Vurnik Before Fame
He attended the Vienna University of Technology, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1912 and where he was taught by the famed Karl Mayreder. He went on to study architecture in Italy.
Achievement of Ivan Vurnik
He was the recipient of multiple honors, including the 1966 PreÅ¡eren Award.
Ivan Vurnik Family Life
He was born into the upper-class family of a stonemason. He married Helena Vurnik in 1913.
Associations of Ivan Vurnik
He and fellow Slovenian architect Joze Plecnik were contemporaries.
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- Slovenian Roman Catholics
- Prešeren Award laureates
- University of Ljubljana faculty
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