Jiří Štursa

March 17, 1910 in Prague (Praha), Czechia
Feb. 6, 1995 in Prague (Praha), Czechia

He studied at ČVUT between 1928 and 1933. He became one of the most left wing architects in Czechia. Together with Karel Janů and Jiří Voženílek he was a member of the left wing group PAS (Pokroková architektonická skupina). They wanted to solve the housing problem by looking for forms of standardisation and price reduction.

In addition to theoretical work and publications in the magazines Stavba, Tvorba and Magazín Družstevní práce, they also had a joint office in Prague at Wenceslas Square 44. They planned apartment buildings and a detached house in Prague and its surroundings. Villa Volman became today their best-known project, which they never published. In doing so, they tried to preserve their left ideology and not to be misunderstood in terms of content by an upper-class villa.

Štursa began working with his wife Vlasta Štursová in the late 1930s. After the war, he began working in the housing union of the Ministry of Social Affairs, and then taught at the ČVUT. He gave numerous lectures on the avant-garde Czechoslovak architecture of the 1920s and 1930s.



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Čelákovice, Czechia
Villa Volman (Volmanova vila)