Průhledová 1804/6

Modernist houses in Prague

In the early 1930s, a group of Prague architects, inspired by the Bauhaus movement (and particularly by the Stuttgart Weissenhofsiedlung of 1927), decided to set up a similar model housing estate in the neighbourhood of Baba, a high ridge to the north of Prague with impressive views over the river to the East and Prague Castle to the South.

Thirty-three villas were constructed – according to the minimalist aesthetic championed by Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe – by prominent Czechs including Pavel Janák, Josef Gočár, and Josef Fuchs. This house, the Vila Miroslavy Lužné, was built in 1932-3 as part of the project, to a design by Zdeněk Blažek.

More photos of the Baba estate can be found on this Flickr site.