GutGut

GutGut is a dynamic architecture studio based in Bratislava, Slovakia, with experience ranging from small interventions through to housing and masterplanning. The trans-generational duo Štefan Polakovič and Lukáš Kordík have been shifting the line between private and public domain, testing the boundaries of each project brief. Their built portfolio includes the award-winning refurbishment of a prefabricated socialist block in Rimavská Sobota, a residential complex on Dunajska Street in Bratislava and the conversion of an industrial complex Mlynica into a dynamic mixed use hub combining living, co-working and offices. gutgut has developed a strong design ethos focusing on re-claiming and maximising of space for social interaction and softening the boundaries between private and shared space, bringing back values of community and exchange. GutGut is active as the co-organizer of the DAAD (Architecture and Design Days) festival in Bratislava – an international platform encouraging critical discourse on local issues. The studio has been the recipient of the CEZAAR award – the highest architecture accolade in Slovakia – for a number of their projects, and their works has been published internationally.