Janko Konstantinov
Janko Konstantinov, is a Macedonian
Macedonians (ethnic group)
The Macedonians also referred to as Macedonian Slavs: "... the term Slavomacedonian was introduced and was accepted by the community itself, which at the time had a much more widespread non-Greek Macedonian ethnic consciousness...

 architect who, after the disastrous 1963 Skopje earthquake
1963 Skopje earthquake
The 1963 Skopje earthquake was an 6.1 moment magnitude earthquake which occurred in Skopje, SR Macedonia then part of the SFR Yugoslavia, on July 26, 1963 which killed over 1,070 people, injured between 3,000 and 4,000 and left more than 200,000 people homeless...

, helped in re-building the city. His most famous building is the round building of the Central Skopje Post Office. He worked for some time in Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware...

's firm in Finland
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, but left after the Skopje earthquake in order to help in building the city.

He is also a painter and has donated 108 paintings-aquarelles to the Bitola Bureau and Museum.

He initially worked on frescoes and icons for the Church "Holy Mother of God" in Bitola. Later on he turned to watercolor painting
Watercolor painting
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Konstantinov is the architect of many buildings in Skopje
Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia with about a third of the total population. It is the country's political, cultural, economic, and academic centre...

, such as: Telecommunication Center, Medical School, High School "Nikola Karev", Protestant Church, Seismology Station in Valandovo
Valandovo is a city in southeastern Republic of Macedonia.The city is the seat of Valandovo Municipality.-Ancient History:Evidence of life can be found beginning in the 10th-7th centuries B.C. There is a settlement known as Mal Konstantinopol dating from Roman times, and the life in the Middle...


His works may also be seen abroad, for instance: Technical College in Stockholm; Institute for Development of Crafts in Falun, Sweden; Administration Trade Center, building block and covered pool in Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
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, Scientific Space Center in South California, buildings and trade centers in California
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and other locations.
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