Plecnik was born in Ljubljana, the son of a Slovenian cabinet-maker, and was to follow in his father's trade and never thought of becoming an architect.
As architectPlecnik was a visionary and a reformer.
Plecnik'sLjubljana was an outstanding example of the modern urban vision and creative ethics - a city that preserved in its older structure important stylistic predecessors - the ancient Roman Emona, the Mediaeval town, the Baroque town, the 19th century town.
In the eighties the work of the architectJozePlecnik (Jo"zePle"cnik, see character set) (a disciple of Otto Wagner) became a true discovery for Europe and the world.
Plecnik's house, preserving its ambient and the artefacts which he used during his life, as well as an important archive is today a part of the Architectural Museum of Ljubljana, while Fu"zine Castle, the seat of the Architectural Museum, houses Plecnik's Paris Exhibition.
Plecnik's creativity is evident in this wooden church where, in spite of a very limited budget, he managed to recreate a peaceful and informal environment.
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