Vjekoslav Bastl

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Vjekoslav Bastl
Vjekoslav Bastl.jpg
Born (1872-08-13)August 13, 1872
Příbram, Bohemia
Died September 3, 1947(1947-09-03) (aged 75)
Zagreb
Nationality Croatian
Occupation Architect
Practice Hönigsberg & Deutsch
Buildings Kallina House, Zagreb Ethnographic Museum,

Vjekoslav "Alojz" Bastl (1872–1947) was a Croatian architect known for his diverse secessionist architectural style. His work circulated mostly within the boundaries of Zagreb, where he resided. Later in life, he got heavily influenced by modernism. Today, he is regarded as one of the highlights of early modern architecture in Croatia.

Biography[edit]

Bastl was born on 13 August 1872 to an ethnic Czech family originating from a Bohemian town Příbram. He eventually moved to Zagreb where he established a status as an architect working for the Hönigsberg & Deutsch atelier. His motives for emigrating to Croatia remain unknown (Croatian lands and Czech lands were part of one empire at the time). Upon arrival, he enrolled in the Royal crafts school, graduating in 1896.

Work[edit]

Arranged chronologically:

House Feller, 1906. - four storey Art Nouveau building peaking at the corner of the square; dubbed as Bastl's greatest achievement in creativity and marked with a grotesque detail: a bottle.
  • Pečić House - 43 Ilica st. (1899)
  • Zagreb Ethnographic Museum (1902)
  • Rado House - 5 Ban Jelačić square (1904–1905)
  • Feller House - Ban Jelačić square (1905–1906)
  • Kallina House, 20 Gundulićeva st.
  • Hrvatsko-slavonska zemaljska štedionica - Ilica 25
  • Goršak House - 166 Ilica st. (1906)
  • Hodovsky House - 47 Gajeva st. (1909–1910)
  • Hotel Manduševac - Vlaška st. (1920)

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