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Plečnikova hiša
Karunova 4 and 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 280 1600
Fax386 (0) 1 280 1605
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Managed byMuseum and Galleries of Ljubljana
 Municipality of Ljubljana
Ana Porok, Curator
Phone386 (0) 1 241 2530
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Maja Kovač, Public relations
Phone386 (0) 1 241 2538, 386 (0) 70 551 961
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Opened to the public in 1974, the house where Jože Plečnik (1872–1957) lived from 1921 until his death has been restored in period style as a museum dedicated to the life and work of Slovenia's greatest architect. The Plečnik House comprises two houses at Karunova ulica 4 and 6, and an adjacent garden with a lapidarium; together with the entire inventory of furniture and other objects used by Plečnik, they form the Plečnik Collection, which since 2010 has been managed by the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana. The collection contains extensive archives of architect's sketches, plans, correspondences, and other documents, including the archive of Ognjišče akademikov arhitektov [Academy of Architecture Collection].

The renovated Plečnik House with a permanent exhibition and a study centre reopens in September 2015. The Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the Czech Republic, has been preparing the nomination of Plečnik's urban planning and architectural works for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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The core of the collection is exhibited in the cylindrical annex which Plečnik had added to his brother's old house between 1923 and 1925. A few years later he had an entrance hall added to the northern side of the house and a winter garden to the southern side. The authentic interiors are preserved just as Plečnik created them, with his own original design of furniture and a wealth of small objects. A spacious garden completes the Plečnik property on the western side of the building.

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From 2 September 2013 through September 2015 the Plečnik House is being renovated. Next to Plečnik’s collection a permanent exhibition focused on his life and work will be on display in the corner building at the Karunova 4, while a study centre is to be arranged in the first floor of the house.


After Plečnik's death in 1957, the large collection of the architect's plans and correspondence was entirely preserved by his nephew Karel Matković. In 1970 the house was sold to the City of Ljubljana together with its contents. Two years later the city municipality established the Architecture Museum of Ljubljana at the building. In 1992 most of the departments were moved to the renovated Fužine Castle, yet the Plečnik Collection remained at the Plečnik House. Since 2010 the site has been managed by Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana.

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