Tagged: functionalism

Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic

Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic

In 1928, the wealthy Jewish industrialist Fritz Tugendhat and his wife Greta commissioned the architect Ludwig Mies van de Rohe to design a family house on a plot of land overlooking the Czech Republic’s second...

Dykova 51/1: Hussite Church of Vinohrady

Dykova 51/1: Hussite Church of Vinohrady

Similar in date and style to Josef Gočár’s St Wenceslas Church in Vršovice, the nearby Hussite church on Dykova Street is the work of constructivist architect Pavel Janák. The foundation stone was laid in October...

Dukelských hrdinů 530/47: Veletržní Palác

Dukelských hrdinů 530/47: Veletržní Palác

The Veletržní Palác (Trade Fair Palace) was built according to plans by Josef Fuchs and Oldřich Tyl between 1925 and 1928, and was a source of great interest to – among others – Le Corbusier....

Náměstí Svatopluka Čecha: Church of Saint Wenceslas

Náměstí Svatopluka Čecha: Church of Saint Wenceslas

In 1929, to commemorate the millennial of the martyrdom of St Wenceslas, three major commissions were undertaken for the Catholic Church in Prague. The cathedral of St Vitus – begun in the 14th century –...

Vinohradská 52/1: Former Federal Assembly

Between 1966 and 1974, the Prague Stock Exchange, situated near the top of Wenceslas Square, was re-developed as the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia with the addition of a massive trussed roof floating above the original...