THE MÜLLER VILLA
The Müller Villa is an important Functionalist building at na Ořechovce in Prague. It is work of architects Adolf Loos and Karel Lhota who built it for entrepreneur František Müller in the period 1928 to 1930, which is the same period in which Ludwig Mies van der Rohe built the Tugendhat Villa in Brno. The Villa is a component of the exposition of the Prague City Museum, and you can thus visit it at any time and get acquainted with the history of Functionalism.
THE KAFKA VILLA
Bohumil Kafka’s Villa with studio number 484, Na Ořechovce 41, Prague 6 - Střešovice, which was designed by architect Pavel Janák for sculptor Bohumil Kafka. Here, architect Janák sensitively merged the demands of a living and working space surrounded by greenery. The house does not deny the inspiration from contemporary English and Dutch family houses made of red brickwork with interesting details.
THE JAROSLAV VONDRÁK VILLA
Architect Jaroslav Vondrák’s own three-storey villa is a dominant feature of the western side of Macharovo náměstí. Its design has a specific expressive appearance, which combines modern and rondo-cubist elements. Architect Vondrák was one of the winners of the public urban design competition for the “na Vořechovce colony of family houses” and is the author of many other buildings in the vicinity, including the Central building housing the Ořechovka Cinema.
THE HYPŠMAN VILLA
The Hypšman Villa is architect Bohumil Hypšman’s own villa, which he designed in a purist but visually impressive style, with clear inspiration from the late buildings of Otto Wagner. It is located at No. 565, U Laboratoře 4, Prague 6 - Střešovice.
THE VÁCLAV HAVEL VILLA
Dělostřelecká 654/1, Prague 6 - Střešovice, was at one time one of the most guarded addresses in the Czech Republic. It was the residence of the President of the Czech Republic, a leading personality of the Velvet Revolution and famous Czech playwright on an international scale Václav Havel, who moved into the villa in 1993.
THE EMIL FILLA VILLA
It is actually a double house built for famous Czech painter Emil Filla and František Krejčí, which was designed in the period 1922 to 1924 by architect Pavel Janák in cooperation with Jaroslav Vondrák and Emil Filla himself. Façades are made of fair-faced brickwork with lintel, enhanced with vertically laid bricks. In the northern gable façade is a big studio window, accentuated on both sides by bays of the “false” chimneys protruding above the roof. A reminder of the fact that it was the residence of a famous painter is his bust from 1929, which was created by sculptor Otto Gutfreund.