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Belluš, Emillocked

(b Slovenská Ľupča, nr Banská Bystrica, Sept 19, 1899; d Bratislava, Dec 14, 1979). Slovak architect and teacher.
  • Stefan Slachta

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He studied at the Technical University in Budapest and then at the Technical University in Prague. In 1925 he set up his own practice in Bratislava. From the beginning his career was characterized by a conscious effort to find a modern form of functionalist architecture. He combined simple shapes in well-balanced compositions of masses, and in his delicate flat façades and his detailed interiors and exteriors he showed an unusual feeling for proportion and harmony. Characteristic examples of Belluš’s early work include the Colonnade Bridge (...

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