Single family house "Pavel Janák" of the Baba Estate (1931)

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Architects

Pavel Janák

Developers

Svaz československého díla SČSD (Czechoslovakian Werkbund)

Address and directions

Nad Paťankou 1785/16
160 00 Prague (Praha), Czechia

Public transport: Sídliště Baba / U Matěje

Today's use: single family house

Pavel Janák was responsible for the Baba Estate and lived in this house.

Description

Originally planned as a semi-detached house, however, like the other houses in the estate, it was designed as a single family house. The construction consists of bricks with concrete ceilings. During the last reconstruction, thermal insulation was applied, which greatly changed the original proportions of the house. All other works are based very closely on the templates.

It seems interesting to us that a garage was inserted in the ground floor on the left at the beginning. Nowadays, these areas are used for living.

On this website are some historical pictures. They are very helpful, as the garden is very overgrown these days, making the north facade hardly visible.

History

This house was the architect's private house. The house was inaugurated on 29 November 1932. He was the main actor for the regulation and conception of the Baba Estate. Some of the houses on Nad Paťankou Street overlook Prague and Prague Castle. In 1936 Janák became the chief architect of Prague Castle, so that his two centres in life had a direct visual connection.

Sources

Construction types
masoned
Facades
plaster
Windows
casement hung ribbon
Roof
flat
Details
railing canopy garage roof terrace
Position
along a street with/in a garden periphere/neighbourhood
Storeys
3

Impressions

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