“Pastatai kalba” invites you to take a look around the virtual exhibition presenting the architectural traces left in the city by Dr Algimantas Mačiulis, who was the chief architect of Druskininkai in 1956-60.

Dr Algimantas Mačiulis (born in 1931) is known not only as an architect, but also as a lecturer at the Vilnius Academy of Arts and the author of the books on Algimantas and Vytautas Nasvytis, Vytautas Edmundas Čekanauskas, Simonas and Gytis Ramunis and the monographs “Architektūra. Stiliai, kompozicija, menų sąveika” (1997) and “Dailė architektūroje” (2003), as well as the creator of the Druskininkai master plan. Almost seven decades ago, the architect’s vision of the city-park, which created an architectural synthesis between the urban and natural contexts, left a deep impression on the resort, which is still strongly felt even today.

However, the series of photographs created in collaboration with photographer Karolis Zeltinis offers an opportunity to get acquainted with the often forgotten architectural contribution of Dr A. Mačiulis to the urban spaces of Druskininkai – the architect’s private and public buildings, with a special focus on the typical houses inspired by modernist ideas, which have acquired unusual and unique features over time, revealing the uniqueness of their owners.

Algimantas Mačiulis