Werkbund Baba estate You're out coordinates houses architects model 3D Contrary to the customs of all the other model houses in Baba, Josef Gočár positioned the living space of the house for Václav Maule, the department head of the Ministry of Education and National Enlightenment, on a raised ground floor and there was a large living room and a bedroom upstairs. He thus offered the inhabitants of the villa a more stunning view of the Prague panorama from an elongated living space lined with a strip of windows. The house belongs among the four more comfortable villas in Baba and is characteristic of Gočár’s stylish elegance. contacts Josef Gočár (*1880 Semtín +1945 Jičín) An architect, professor, urban planner (Hradec Králové and Pardubice), and designer of furniture and articles for daily use. Josef Gočár was a generally respected figure of Czech architecture; he influenced many of his students and the following generations of architects. His works display the world’s rarity of Czech cubism in architecture (the iconic House at the Black Madonna) and rondocubism (the Legiobanka building, Na poříčí Street), the influence of constructivism or even designs in the national or Art Deco style. His professional life culminated with functionalism; the villas of the Baba estate (the Maule, Kytlice and Glücklich Houses) or the Church of St. Wenceslas in Vršovice. In 1925, he received the Grand Prix for his design of the Czechoslovak pavilion at the International Exhibition in Paris and, in 1926, he received the Order of the French Legion of Honour. 1902-1905 studied architecture with Professor Jan Kotěra at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague 1905-1908 cooperated with the studio of Professor Jan Kotěra in Prague 1906 spent several months in London while supervising the Czech installation at the London Exhibition 1908-1945 independent architect in Prague 1908 member of the Mánes Union of Fine Arts 1911 co-founder of the Cubist Group of Fine Artists 1912 co-founder of the Prague Art Workshops (PUD) 1913-1914 member of the Association of Czech Works (SČD) 1916-1919 military service 1920-1924 President of the Czechoslovak Werkbund (SČSD) 1924 professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague 1927 member of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts 1928-1931 Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague 1934 corresponding member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Significant Works 1909 Wenke’s House, Jaroměř 1910 Jarušek’s House, Brno 1911-1913 The House at the Black Madonna, Prague-Staré Město 1912-13 Spa Pavilion, Bohdaneč 1920 Czechoslovak Pavilion for the trade fair in Lyon 1922-23 Legiobanka building, Prague-Nové Město 1922-24 Masaryk Square, Hradec Králové 1924-25 building plan of Hradec Králové 1924-1927 school building campus, Hradec Králové 1925 Czechoslovak Pavilion at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, Paris House of Agricultural Enlightenment, Prague-Vinohrady 1928-1930 Church of St. Wenceslas, Prague-Vršovice 1932 Directorate of the Czechoslovak State Railways, Hradec Králové 1932 house of Václav and Jarmila Maule, Baba, Prague-Dejvice 1933-1936 houses of Karel Kytice, Marie and Stanislav Mojžíš-Lom, and Julius Glücklich, Baba, Prague-Dejvice 1934 Tax and District Office, Hradec Králové Otakar Med’s villa, Humpolec Nad Paťankou 18, No. 1786 The House of PhDr. Václav and Jarmila Maule Architect: Josef Gočár Builder: The MOK Company the Maule House now, 2020 the Maule House (south façade facing the street) Owner PhDr. Václav Stanislav Maule PhDr. Václav Stanislav Maule (1884-1945) was the head of the department of universities from 1937; he translated Brehm’s Life of Animals and Frank Hurley’s Pearls and Savages and he also contributed to the bulletin of the Royal Czech Society of Sciences. He was a member of the Czechoslovak Werkbund and participated actively in the preparation of the Baba estate exhibition. In 1944, he was taken to the Terezín concentration camp. He returned to his wife Jarmila and to Baba in May 1945 and died of typhus soon afterwards.