Monograph of the Machnáč sanatorium
OFF SEASON is a book dedicated to a monument of modern architecture – the Machnáč sanatorium in Trenčianske Teplice, Slovakia. The Machnáč sanatorium ranks among the most precious works of architecture built in Czechoslovakia in the interwar period and is a significant representative of European functionalism. It was designed by the Prague architect Jaromír Krejcar (1895–1950). The architectural solution of this unique building is a celebration of technological and social progress, embodying its author’s humanistic vision. The Machnáč sanatorium was first opened on June 1, 1932, included in the first register of national cultural heritage of Czechoslovakia in 1969, closed in 2002, and has been abandoned and decaying since.
This publication has been supported using public funds provided by Slovak Arts Council.
Idea: Andrea Kalinová, Martin Zaiček
Texts © Martin Zaiček, Andrea Kalinová, Petra Hlaváčková, Jan Tabor, Peter Szalay, Klaus Spechtenhauser
Editor: Petra Hlaváčková
Photos © Peter Kuzmin, Radana Somora, Andrea Kalinová
Graphic design © Magdaléna Sheryová
Reviewers: Henrieta Moravčíková, Katarina Burin
Publisher: NGO Archimera
Copyright © Abandoned (re)creation, 2017