Josef Weisskopf's villa (Vila Josefa Weisskopfa) (1928)

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#Villa #České Budějovice #1928

Architects

Josef Hahn

Developers

Julie Gertruda Weisskopf , Josef Weisskopf

Address and directions

Pabláskova 261/5
370 01 České Budějovice, Czechia

Public transport: Grünwaldova

Today's use: Villa

Description

The floor plan of the house is almost square. All rooms with a communal function, such as the dining room, living room or the winter garden, were on the ground floor. The winter garden is clearly visible from the street and protrudes slightly from the facade. On the first floor were the bedrooms and children's rooms, as well as a room for the (children's) governess. The roof terrace could be reached from the top floor. Josef Hahn was influenced by the work of Adolf Loos, like the idea of the Raumplan and using natural materials for the interiors.

The use of plastic window frames differs visually from the original shape of the window frames and window bars.

History

Built in 1928 as the first functionalist villa in České Budějovice. The Jewish family Weisskopf chose the Jewish architect Hahn from Vienna to design the house. In 1942, as a result of the Nazi German occupation of Czechoslovakia, the family was deported to Terezín concentration camp and then murdered in Izbica, Poland.

Sources

Facades
plaster
Windows
casement fixed oculus ribbon
Roof
flat
Details
railing terrace winter garden roof terrace
Position
along a street periphere/neighbourhood
Storeys
3

Impressions

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