Building no. 1009

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  • Petřvaldská 8

  • Architect Bohuslav Fuchs

  • Three-story triplet (central portion)

Three-story triplet (central portion). The layout of all three parts of the triplet was the same, with an open staircase in the middle. On the ground floor were service and storage spaces (servant’s quarters, washroom, storeroom). The first floor consisted of a kitchen zone, a small study, and a dining area that also acted as the main social area (all without partitions). On the second floor were the children’s bedroom, master bedroom, and a walk-in closet.

Building footprint: 46.85 m2

Usable area: 106.09 m2

Living space: 50.65 m2

Building volume: 409.50 m3

Construction cost: 135,000 crowns

Bohuslav Fuchs (1895–1972)

Architect, urban planner, designer, university teacher, theorist, author; 1935–1948 permanent delegate to the International Congresses of Modern Architecture (CIAM) and member of the International Committee for the Realization of Contemporary Architecture (CIRPAC); 1937 made an honorary member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); 1947 named full professor of urban construction and planning at Brno University of Technology; 1948–1960 honorary vice-chairman of the International Federation for Housing and Town Planning (IFHTP) in The Hague; prestigious Gottfried von Herder Award (1969)

Selected works: Josef Zeman Café (“Pavillon”), Brno (1925–1926), one of the first thoroughly functionalist buildings in the Czech lands (demolished 1964; replica rebuilt 1994–1995); Avion Hotel with café, Brno (1926–1928), the building, which Fuchs considered his best work, became a manifesto of mature functionalist architecture and a symbol of the Czechoslovak architectural avant-garde; set of spa pensions (Avion, Viola, Radun, Iva; 1927–1928); Pavilion of the City of Brno, Brno (1928); Moravian Bank (in collaboration with Ernst Wiesner), Brno (1928–1930); Vesna Trade School for Women’s Professions (in collaboration with Josef Polášek) and Eliška Machová Home, Brno (1929–1931); Municipal Baths in Brno-Zábrdovice, Brno (1929–1931); Morava Sanatorium, Tatranská Lomnica in the High Tatras, Slovakia (1930–1933); Zelená Žába thermal baths, Trenčianské Teplice, Slovakia (1935–1937), an outstanding work of organic architecture in Europe whose artistic value far exceeds the time and place in which it was built – it is one of Fuchs’s best works

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Petřvaldská 8

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