Janko Konstantinov

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Janko Konstantinov, (Macedonian: Јанко Константинов; 18 January 1926 in Bitola, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes – 2010) is a Macedonian architect and artist.

Education and Career[edit]

Janko Konstantinov studied Ahitektonskiot Faculty in Belgrade under famous designers and educators such as: Alexander Deroko, Milan Zlokovik,j Mate Bajlon, and Nicholas Dobrovikj. He graduated in 1952. Then in 1954, he went on to specialize in his field at the Royal Danish Academy of Art and Architecture in Copenhagen.[1] Konstantinov gained experience working on projects in Finland, where he worked with the legendary Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, Sweden and the USA.[2]

From 1958 to 1964, worked as a designer in the studio of designer Victor Gruen. He also worked in the studio Daniel Johnson Medehal Los Angeles, the United States.[1] After the tragic events of the 1963 earthquake, Konstantinov returned to Skopje to help rebuild the city.[2] His Telecommunications Centre and Post Office (built in different stages between 1974 and 1989) are two of his most recognizable contributions to the rebuild of Skopje.[3]

He worked in Bitola in the studio of the famous Russian painter Ivan Meljnikov. Janko Konstantinov was inspired by the beauty of his country, and his common motifs were landscapes of Ohrid.[1] In 2009, Konstantinov donated 108 of his paintings, mostly watercolors, to the Institute and Museum of Bitola.[4] In 2006, The Art Gallery of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, held an exhibition of his work.[5]

Architectural Works[edit]

His architectural works include:[1]

From 1955 to 1958 he was the architect designer in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, the Bureaus of S.Tregord, N.. Kehinger and G.Letstorm (Helsingorden school, school in Falun, a technical high school in Stockholm, administration and commercial center and residential neighborhood Helsingorden).

museum in the city Olborg in Denmark,1958

covered swimming pool in Los Angeles 1960-1962

Science Center Southern California from 1962 to 1965

Seismological Station Valandovo, 1965

"Youth House, seven secretaries of SKOJ" in Zagreb

Skopje City Hall, 1982

Shopping Centre in Skopje

monument of the Ilinden KRU

Optical in Skopje

administrative building of GP Pelagonia shaped bank in Tehran

multipurpose tower in Kuwait

a villa in Greece villa in Thessaloniki

Pedagogical High School "Nikola Karev" in Skopje 1965-1968

Medical Center in Skopje 1968-1970

PTT Telecommunications Center in Skopje - first phase 1972-1974 and salad counter, a second phase from 1979 to 1980

hotel "Aleksandar Palace"

"You Mobile" MK in complex Macedonian Telecommunications

He collaborated with the "Magic Design Center" in Skopje


Architect Konstantinov holds numerous awards:[1]

fighting plaque architecture in Macedonia in 1969 Pedagogical High School "Nikola Karev" in Skopje,

fighting plaque architecture in Macedonia the 1975 Telecommunications Center in Skopje,

October 11 award of SR Macedonia for architecture in 1975 Telecommunications Center in Skopje,


  1. ^ a b c d e "In memoriam Janko Konstantinov, architect and artist (1926-2010).". Portal 3. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "CENTRAL SKOPJE POST OFFICE". MIMOA Mi Modern Architecture. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nº4/10" (PDF). european architectural history network. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Janko Konstantinov gave 108 paintings of museum". Vest. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "MACEDONIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS Jubilee exhibition of works by architect Janko Konstantinov". Dnevnik Independent daily newspaper. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 

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