Apartment Jurkovič



Jurkovic Apartment is located in the city center and offers a private bathroom with a shower and a kitchenette. The private bathroom comes with a washing machine, a shower and a hairdryer. The kitchenette includes dishes (plates, cutlery, glasses, wine glasses, mugs), a hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge. Accommodation is located on the 4th floor of a building wihout a lift. The Jurkovic Apartment has a beautiful view of the Old Town Hall's historic tower and Sv. Peter and Paul. Apartment Jurkovič offers one double bed.

Dušan Samuel Jurkovič is considered to be a modern Art Nouveau architect who connected the folk architecture and inspired the English movement Arts and Crafts. The art of Jurčkovič was focused on the future, he wanted to break the stiff rules of the past. Jurkovič interconnected architecture of his time with historical electrification, through Art Nouveau to the style of functionalism. His work was considered very individual/ori­ginal. In 1899, he received an offer to realize the interior design of the Vesna girls' school. This offer was so attractive for Jurkovic that he moved to Brno that year. Besides the boarding school, he also created/designed a proposal for a facility in his own apartment, located on Veveří Street, and, moreover, he created an interior of two more apartments. This way he set his trait into the cultural life of Brno and met Jiří Mahen as well as the Mrštík brothers. The Jurkovič villa is considered to be the largest architectural realization. This villa is interesting for its specific shapes, which are the transformation of folk elements in the context of the city district. The villa is in Jan Nečas Street. The whole villa is built in a very complex way, so that to solve a comfortable and efficient living – the entire architectural design of the building, equipment, interior accessories as well as landscaping of the garden and surroundings. This villa was a reaction to the Viennese modern. On the occasion of the completion of the construction of his own villa, Jurkovič organized an exhibition of architecture and art industry as a reflection of his close relationship with Viennese modernity. In Brno, he also realized the Pomology Institute in Brno – Bohunice, designed a collection of furniture for Vesna girls' school and participated in the construction of a colony of houses in Nový Lískov. After the First World War he returned to his birth town Bratislava where he died.