The way to the world beyond (and not only there): A visit to the Bratislava crematorium designed by Ferdinand Milučký

Ondrej Kurek


The article is part of the PhD thesis Architecture in Movement / Movement in Architecture which analyses the presence of the term ‘movement’ in the architectural theory and practice, as well as in architectural history. We are especially interested in movement as process and its presence in Slovak architecture.

In this article we focused on movement as process and its types that have impact on the concept of internal architectural space. Our case study is Bratislava Crematory designed by Ferdinand Milučký. We took inspiration from studies written by Paul Rudolph who made several inspirational analyses of movement in Barcelona pavilion designed by Mies van der Rohe as we can see parallels in both structures.

For higher level of objectivity of the research results we use the Space syntax technique. With the help of this set of digital techniques for analysis of space configuration we will create different graphic outputs. Based on the evaluated results we will try to create a complex picture of movement in the researched building.

Keywords: architecture, crematorium, Ferdinand Milučký, movement