Vjekoslav Bastl

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.

Vjekoslav Bastl
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Born(1872-08-13)August 13, 1872
DiedSeptember 3, 1947(1947-09-03) (aged 75)
NationalityCroatian
OccupationArchitect
PracticeHönigsberg & Deutsch
BuildingsKallina House, Zagreb Ethnographic Museum,

BiographyEdit

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.

WorkEdit

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)
  • Ethnographic Museum, Zagreb (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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