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Josef Gočár

Czech Republic
born 1880, Semín

Josef Gočár (13 March 1880, Semín near Přelouč–10 September 1945, Jičín), was a Czech architect, one of the founders of modern architecture in Czechoslovakia.

Josef Gočár received his early instruction at the State Technical School in Prague. At the age of 23 he went to study under Jan Kotěra..

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Jan Kotěra

Czech Republic
born 1871, Brno

Jan Kotěra (18 December 1871 – 17 April 1923) was a Czech architect, artist and interior designer, and one of the key figures of modern architecture in Bohemia.

Kotěra was born in Brno, the largest city in Moravia, to a Czech father and German-speaking mother. He studied architecture in Vienna..

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Karel Hubáček

Czech Republic
born 1924, Prague

Karel Hubáček (23 February 1924 – 25 November 2011) was a Czech architect who designed the Ještěd Tower and hotel atop the Ještěd mountain near Liberec. Hubáček was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on 23 February 1924. He died in the Czech Republic at the age of 87.

Hubáček's best known work..

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Bohuslav Fuchs


born 1895, Všechovice

Bohuslav Fuchs (24 March 1895 in Všechovice – 18 September 1972 in Brno) was a Czech modernist architect.

Bohuslav Fuchs, one of the most prominent architects in interwar Czechoslovakia, was born in Všechovice near Bystřice pod Hostýnem on 24 March 1895. After the outbreak of World War I he..

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Vila Lídy Baarové

Prague, Czech Republic
by Ladislav Žák

This modernist villa was designed by Czech architect, painter, architectural theorist Ladislav Žák in 1934 for Lídy Baarové, Czech actress and mistress of Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister.

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Ladislav Žák

Czech Republic
born 1900, Prague

Ladislav Žák (June 25, 1900 – May 26, 1973 in Prague) was a Czech architect, painter, architectural theorist and teacher. He was an important exponent of the Czech functionalist architecture in the 1930s, later he devoted himself mainly to landscape architecture. In his theoretical works, he laid..

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The building was designed by František Lydie Gahura as an tribute to T. Baťa who has tragically died at the beginning of 30’s. After the II. World War the premises were filed with new temporary functions. Till today its being used as gallery and recently also as concert hall. Nowadays the..

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František Lydie Gahura

Czech Republic
born 1891, Zlín

František Lydie Gahura (October 10, 1891, Zlín – September 15, 1958, Brno) was a Czech architect and sculptor who became famous for his collaboration on the architectural and urban design of Zlín, a city in southeastern Czech Republic. He worked for the Bata Shoes organization in the 1920s and..

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The collective house in Zlín is a unique housing project of its time. Though the idea of collective housing reaches into the first three decades of the 20th century, it was first built after World War II. The architect of the one in Zlín was Jiří Voženílek, who was one of Bata's architects.
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Jiří Voženílek

Czech Republic
born 1909, Holešov

Jiří Voženílek was born on August 14th, 1909 in Holešov. He attended high school in Prague, where he also studied architecture at the ČVUT and he became a university professor at this institution in the 1960’s. Later, he became the main architect of The Capital of Prague.

He started to work..

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Miroslav Drofa

Czech Republic
born 1908, Vsehrdy

Architect Miroslav Drofa was born in Vsehrdy near Plzen into a family of head teacher. He grew up together with two sisters and another brother as the youngest among them.

After that he graduated from the Construction College in Plzen in 1928 he embraced the offer to start his career at an..

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Karel Prager

Prague, Czech Republic
born 1923, Prague

Karel Prager was a Czech architect. He graduated in architecture from the Czech Technical University in 1949, beginning his career during the period of Socialist Realism. He then began to use new materials and structural elements; for example, his Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Prague,..

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