Werkbund Baba estate You're out coordinates houses architects contacts model 3D Originally, a smaller family house by Oldřich Starý was designed in the spirit of a symmetrical layout similar to the aesthetics of the architect J. E. Koula. The simple staircase connects all the floors, including the roof, which has a sundeck with a typically nautical railing. The extension of the house also created space for a terrace connected with the bedroom balcony. Oldřich Starý (*1884 Prague +1971 Prague) A pioneer of Czech functionalism, architect, theoretician, and teacher; he is one of the most prominent figures in Czech modern architecture of the interwar period, with its principles of “new architecture,” purity, truthfulness of form, and the belief that architecture is not an art but a “scientifically-based cultural task.” He soon became a harsh critic of excessive façade decoration. Bearing in mind Le Corbusier’s view of the house as a “machine for living,” he designed four houses in Baba (Heřman, Bouda, Vaváček, and Sutnar). He is the author of the palace building on Národní třída in Prague, which he designed for the Czechoslovak Werkbund in 1936, and he was also the Werkbund’s president from 1935. He also presided over the Architects’ Club and was the editor of the functionalist “Stavba” Magazine. He was a professor and later the rector of CTU in Prague. 1903-1909 studied architecture with Professors Josef Schulz and Jan Evangelista Koula at CTU in Prague 1912-1919 professor at the State Technical School in Pilsen 1913 founding member of the Architects’ Club 1920-1945 professor at the State Technical School in Prague 1920-1948 President of the Architects’ Club 1922-1939 editor-in-chief of the “Stavba” Magazine 1939-1971 editor-in-chief of the “Architektura” Magazine 1945-1970 professor of architecture at CTU in Prague 1948 Rector of CTU Significant Works 1928 house at the Exhibition of Contemporary Culture in Czechoslovakia, Brno 1929-1932 villas in Prague-Dejvice 1934-36 1932 houses of Iška and Ladislav Sutnar, František Heřman, Cyril Bouda and Karla and Gustav Vaváček, Baba, Prague-Dejvice 1934-1936 House of Art Industry on Národní třída in Prague (in cooperation with František Zelenka) 1935 villa in Prague-Braník Na Babě 7, No. 1780 František Heřman’s House Architect: Oldřich Starý Builders: Václav and František Kavalír the Heřman House now, 2020 the Heřman House, south façade with added extension, 1934 Owner František Heřman František Heřman, Colonel of the General Staff of Czechoslovakia, sold his house soon after its completion in 1933 for CZK 200,000 to a bank clerk, Josef Dvořáček, and his son František Dvořáček, a professor of the First Czechoslovak State Grammar School in Prague XII.