Slovene architecture

Renovation of Plečnik's house

Arrea / 2015
LOCATION: Karunova 4 in 6, Ljubljana

Plečnik’s house is a complex of two old buildings on Karunova street, where the architect built a cylindrical annex and a winter garden. The house in which Plečnik lived is the most important one and was renovated without significant changes. The other two buildings were transformed into new exhibition and lecture rooms, while the attic is used by the curators and researchers of the master’s legacy. Several experts participated in the renovation process, among them representatives of the client, the municipality of Ljubljana, conservationist Irena Vesel, Restoration Centre of Slovenia, and the Museums and Galleries of Ljubljana. Plečnik’s house has a great historic value as it is one of the few artists’ homes in the world that can boast an original design and well preserved equipment. It houses a permanent exhibition of the architect’s life and work, including original models and plans, a model of Plečnik’s Ljubljana and his personal belongings.


Object information

Project Year
Construction year
Object size
715,90 m2
Energy Performance Certificate

Technical team

Jože Plečnik
Interior designers
Maruša Zorec, Maša Živec, Matjaž Bolčina, Arrea
Landscape architects
Ana Kučan, Mojca Kumer, Studio AKKA
Tadej Bolta
Mechanical engineers
Celarc d.o.o.
Electrical engineers
TE-biro d.o.o.
Construction engineers
Elea iC d.o.o.

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor
Makro 5 gradnje d.o.o., Restavratorski center
SBS tim inženiring d.o.o.
Windows, doors
Makro 5 gradnje d.o.o.
RPS d.o.o., Lesnina MG oprema d.d., SBS tim inženiring d.o.o.
Svetila ca-sa d.o.o.