Author: Alex

Záhřebská 577/33

Záhřebská 577/33

A figure clad in historic dress stands guard over a handsome neo-renaissance apartment building in Zagreb Street in Prague’s Vinohrady district.

U akademie 283/1

U akademie 283/1

This art-nouveau detail is from an apartment block of 1908 built by Karel Hübschmann in the district of Bubeneč. In the 19th and early 20th centuries the ancient foundation myth of Prague became a crucial element of the...

Ovenecká 341/46

Ovenecká 341/46

Art nouveau detail from the facade of a residential building designed in 1911 by architect Alois Masák.

Šmeralova 360/30

Šmeralova 360/30

Decorative element from the art nouveau facade of a townhouse designed in 1911-12 by the architect Václav Vacek. This was the first photograph taken specifically for The Prague Vitruvius, on 26 June 2011, and marks the official start...

Nad Královskou oborou 102/5

Nad Královskou oborou 102/5

A memorial to the Slovak painter Cyprián Majerník (1909-1945), who spent most of his working life in Bohemia. His paintings were strongly influenced by contemporary events, especially the Spanish Civil War (Don Quixote became an important figure of...

Nad Královskou oborou 189/7

Nad Královskou oborou 189/7

‘Well to ourselves, to no man ill’ is one of several proverbs depicted on the facade of this handsome apartment building in Prague 7. Constructed in 1901 overlooking the spacious Stromovka park, the architect is Jan Brzák, and...