My name is Monika Stábová (born in Bratislava in 1980) and I am an authorised SKA architect with nearly 15 years of practice behind me. In the years 2004-2010 I was a part of the architectural and design office GFI, a.s. Bratislava, where I made material my first references, such as the hotel Gate One, the Aircraft Sporthouse sports building and the administrative building Aircraft Bratislava.
In 2010, I founded, along with architects Daniel Szabó and Vladimír Sekera, our own atelier, called Puzzlebox.
In 2017, now under the leadership of two partners, Sekera and Stábová, the atelier underwent a change of commercial name to Beionde.
Another change occurred in 2018 and the atelier was split. Led by my own vision to demonstrate my professional identity to you, I founded the architectural atelier Monika Stábová Architects.
I bring together professionals, specialists and dedicated architects, who share the same convictions and aims.
I want to create works at which you can say at the end of the day that they were worth doing. Do note that you would go into this with me again and again.
This is me. Welcome to my world. Welcome to Monika Stábová Architects.
“A good architect is someone who is able to creatively respond to all very varied inputs. Architecture is about deduction, selection and creation of the most appropriate solution for a specific person or company, its attributes, namely at the given place and at the given time.ˮ
I believe in the human desire for development equally as the desire for beauty. It’s necessary for a person to move forward and to develop. It’s natural to make things better and more beautiful. Beauty represents development, health and perfection, while its opposite represents decline and fall. I believe that architecture becomes an object or space when alongside the fulfilment of its old essence, and then its function, it becomes art. When a person permits his or her dream to come alive. It inspires him or her, helps him feel and to dream. My clients and I feel this in the same way.
What defines me?
Functionality, an idea, an aesthetics. I like to add emotion or drama, because strict minimalism is inexplicable for me. It’s only geometry. Without emotion and tension.
What do I offer?
My portfolio includes many family houses and residential buildings, flats and commercial interiors, shops, hotels, administrative buildings or parks. I consider myself to be a focused, dedicated and enthusiastic architect and designer who loves to create functional and highly aesthetic exterior and interior environments and to do so with a certain dose of drama. I choose only quality partners for you, quality materials and quality suppliers, because we can create the work only together. I do not accept the weak link in the chain.
My approach is humane, personal and professional. I try to put myself in the client’s place to see what the client is looking for, and if he or she doesn’t know what he or she is looking for, to show him or her the way. I use the entire space creatively. That’s why this is a space, not a ground plan print. I want the user to feel inspired, to depart and return happy and fulfilled.