|Opis:||Aleksander Dev (1903—1967) is a modern architect who worked in Maribor and its vicinity from the 1930s to the 1960s. He was one of the pioneers of modern architecture in Maribor. After graduating from Jože Plečnik (1872—1957) in Ljubljana, he focused primarily on functionalism, and in his work, echoes of expressionism, residential construction of the nineteenth century and the influence of mentor Plečnik can be noticed. His opus is wide and covers mainly residential and commercial buildings, holiday homes, furniture and interior design, room renovation, and to a lesser extent street regulation and typography.
This thesis deals with the architectural works of Aleksander, also known as Saša Dev in Ptuj, which were created in the 1930s. For a better understanding, the thesis initially focuses on Dev's constructions in Maribor, that is the building of the Central Insurance Institute of Workers (1930—1931), the Dravska Banovina Savings Bank (1931—1932), Drava Economic Insurance Cooperative (1937—1940) and the Hutter apartment building (1940—1941). In comparison with the above, the second part of the thesis is dedicated to buildings in Ptuj, namely the Brenčič house, which was inspired by Plečnik, the functional Jedliček house, the Lešnik single-family house, and the adaptation of the defence tower along the Drava river to the Winery Museum on Dravska street, for which Dev prepared a regulation plan in 1937. This is an attempt to place these projects into Dev's opus, which has not been systematically processed and critically analyzed to this day.|