The Vienna Mosaic: Appearance of Essence

architects Miloš Florijančić, Matej Blenkuš
project Vienna Mosaic (Dunajski Mozaik) residental-office building, Ljubljana, Slovenia
written by Andrej Hrausky


Today, we usually perceive architecture in an indirect way. There are only a few buildings that we actually visit and experience in their spatial wholeness, while the rest are reduced to photographs. We are overwhelmed by architectural photographs, not only in magazines, but also on the Internet, so we just skim through them in these fast and superficial times. And who reads texts any more? But this is a great injustice to architecture, which is increasingly judged by its appearance, while the genuine architectural qualities are missed.