St. Michael's Church
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Plecnik's (the guy gets around) Church of St. Michael on the Marshes is amongst the ubiquitous architect's most unique projects and worth a gander. Built between 1937 and 1940 upon the commission of the architect's priest nephew, St. Michael's combines a hodge-podge of influences from Greek temple (balustrades, anyone?) to Slovenian farmhouse to Japanese Shinto temple. To cut costs (which Joze's brother was bankrolling), much of the interior is made of donated wood and the four supporting pillars are sewer pipes, giving it a proletariat feel. Due to its location on a marsh the entire structure had to be built upon pilings, which we're sure thrilled old Plecnik (more columns!) to no end.
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