About

PLURAL produces architecture, exhibition design,
as well as speculations on the city.

Most of the work displayed at this website
is a result of collaboration.
After all, architecture is by its nature plural.

PLURAL is primarily concerned with form and space.
Architecture is perceived as a device for structuring given reality.
Ideas are translated into very specific forms using basic architectural vocabulary. The result aims to be direct yet responsive.

PLURAL's major projects include the revitalization of the Neologic synagogue in Žilina designed by Peter Behrens, built in 1931, and its transformation into a contemporary exhibition space – Nová synagóga (awarded the Bauwelt Advancement Award 2013) and a renewal of a city block in Žilina including the refurbishment of a 1943 modernist administrative building designed by František Bednárik and Ferdinand Čapka. Other built projects involve Alexis bookshop (awarded the Slovak Chamber of Architects Prize CE-ZA-AR 2011), the Summer Pavilion for the Slovak National Gallery (awarded CE-ZA-AR 2012) and the recently completed House in a House (awarded CE-ZA-AR 2017 and nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2017).

PLURAL was founded in 2009 and it is led by Martin Jančok and Michal Janák.

Present and former collaborators include
Zuzana Kovaľová, Eva Štrocholcová, Ruslan Dimov, Amelie Bimberg, Ivana Čobejová,
Ľubomíra Blašková, Lucia Budzáková, Martin Želiar, Dalibor Špilák, Jana Pajchlová,
Danica Jurkovičová, Michal Kontšek, Peter Lényi, Marián Lucký and Matúš Maras.

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