Bubenská 3 (1935)

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#Apartment house #Prague (Praha) #1935


Josef Gočár

Address and directions

Bubenská 421/3
170 00 Prague (Praha), Czechia

Public transport: Vltavská

Today's use: Apartments, shops

The crossroads has been beautified...


This house dominates the crossroads very impressively. The architect uses typical elements for Prague apartment houses of that time,  including seven floors. The ground floor is used for smaller shops and is highlighted by tiles on the facade. In the middle part of the house from the first to the fourth floor he puts on a discreet avant-corps, which makes the house appear more plastic. In these, balconies are used along the curve, making the house to appear distinctivly. Equally typical in Prague is the top floor, which is set back slightly, creating a long terrace.

Since the area is very spacious and there are no houses on the opposite side, the aesthetics with the round balconies is certainly intended to have a long-distance effect.


One of the last projects of Josef Gočár, realised in the years 1935 and 1936. Unfortunetly it is never mentioned a developer.

It is pointed out by Zdeněk Lukeš, that the house was carefully renovated, perhaps also the interiors.


  • www.archiweb.cz Josef Gočár
  • Svoboda, Noll, Havlová: Praha 1919 - 1940. Kapitoly o meziválečné architektuře., 2000
  • Lukeš: Praha moderní II Velký průvodce po architektuře 1900-1950 7 Levý břeh Vltavy,
Construction types
reinforced concrete
plaster ceramics
casement fixed hopper
balcony railing terrace avant-corps
along a street periphere/neighbourhood


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