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Building no. 1012

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  • Petřvaldská 2 / Šmejkalova 150

  • Architect Josef Štěpánek

  • Four-story double house with rooftop terrace (right half)

Four-story double house with rooftop terrace (right half). On the ground floor were an entrance hall, storeroom, pantries, and a WC. The first floor was given over to a large living room and kitchen. On the second floor were the bedrooms and a bathroom with WC The top-floor guest room opened onto a rooftop terrace. The different levels were connected by a semi-circular staircase that divided the layout into living spaces and service areas while also acting as a distinctive interior design element.

Building footprint: 52.50 m2

Usable area: 172.62 m2

Living space: 83.00 m2

Building volume: 532.98 m3

Construction cost: 170,000 crowns

Josef Štěpánek (1889–1964) Architect, urban planner, sculptor, author

Selected works: hydropower plant with family home for Ellen and Karel Plhák (in collaboration with Bohuslav Fuchs), Třeština-Háj (1921–1922); family house with studio for the sculptor Julius Pelikán, memorial to Bedřich Smetana in Smetana Park (in collaboration with the sculptor Rudolf Březa), Olomouc (1924–1925); primary school, Zabrušany u Teplic (1925–1926); family house and rental building, Prague (1927–1928); family house with studio for Zdena and Josef Vlček, Velké Meziříčí (1939–1941); weir with hydropower plant on the Elbe River, Předměřice nad Labem (1940–1943 and 1947–1952)

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Petřvaldská 2 / Šmejkalova 150

Building no. 1012

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