Apartamento magazine | Vila Atelier Mathé

The residence of Eva and Ján Mathé is a rare sighting in the Slovak city of Košice. The house stands out against a blend of gothic domes, baroque palaces of the Hungarian nobility, and socialist residential towers left over from the city’s industrial surge in the second half of the 20th century. The couple—sculptor Ján and paediatrician Eva—were invested in the design of the house. You can see echoes of Eva’s travels to medical symposia around the world; she was particularly dazzled by Alvar Aalto’s Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, evident in the villa’s simple layout.

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Writer: Helena Kardová
Photographer: Jan Rybák