Werkbund Baba estate You're out coordinates houses architects model 3D contacts In his own villa design, he implemented a perfect terraced cube with a winding staircase in a middle strongly inspired by the spatial plan of the famous architect Adolf Loose. But even with a perfect design and vision, a small error can creep in; the oddity of Janák’s villa was the fact that in the house of the renowned functionalist architect, one could not open one of the windows as a result of the location of the heating pipes. Immediately after her husband’s death, his wife sold the villa in 1956. In the 1970s, the unsuitable construction of a garage took place. The house has recently been renovated. Pavel Janák (*1882 Prague +1956 Prague) An architect, urban planner, designer of furniture and decorations, professor at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, and architectural theoretician. He studied technical studies in Prague at both the Czech and German schools, as well as at the Academy of Art in Vienna. He worked with Josef Gočár at Jan Kotěra’s studio. His works go through several distinct phases: his first period is consciously focused on modernism, then he becomes the leading representative of Czech cubism. He then goes through a period of national style only to end up being entirely devoted to functionalism. He was a long-standing president of the Czechoslovak Werkbund, the main initiator of the functionalist Baba estate, and the author of Baba’s urban plans. In the Baba estate, he designed the Dovolil House as well as his own house. 1899-1905 studied architecture at CTU in Prague 1902-1903 studied at the German Technical High School in Prague 1906-1907 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Otto Wagner 1907-1908 cooperated with the studio of Professor Jan Kotěra in Prague, study trips to Italy 1908 member of the Mánes Union of Fine Arts 1909-1910 employed in the Department of Construction of the Prague City Hall 1911 independent architect in Prague member of the Group of Fine Artists in Prague 1912 co-founder of the Prague Art Workshops (PUD) 1914-1918 military service 1919 state exam at the Czech Technical University in Prague 1921 Professor at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague member of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts 1924-1945 President of the Czechoslovak Werkbund (SČSD) 1935 corresponding member of the Moscow Academy of Architecture 1936-1956 architect of Prague Castle Significant Works 1909-1910 Hlávka’s Bridge in Prague 1911 Jakubec house, Jičín 1912-1913 reconstruction of Dr. Fára’s house, Pelhřimov 1913-1914 weir on the River Labe, Předměřice 1 1914 Villa Pick, Ljubljana 1922 crematorium, Pardubice 1922-1924 Riunione adriatica di Sicurta, Prague-Nové Město (with Josef Zasche) 1923-1924 artists’ colony (villas of J. Benda, B. Kafka, E. Filla and V. Beneš), Prague-Ořechovka 1924-1926 Škoda Palace, Prague-Nové Město Czech Autoclub building, Prague-Nové Město 1924-1928 Libeň Bridge, Prague 1925-1934 reconstruction and extension of the Czernin Palace, Prague-Hradčany 1927 airport, Mariánské Lázně 1927-1928 pavilion of the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design at the Brno Exhibition Centre 1927-1929 block of cooperative houses, Prague-Dejvice 1929-1932 building plan of the Baba Housing Estate, Prague-Dejvice 1932 houses of Pavla and Václav Linda and Ing. Karel Dovolil and his own house, Baba, Prague-Dejvice Juliš Hotel, Prague-Nové Město Congregation of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church, Prague-Vinohrady 1934-1935 villa with a studio for the sculptor Josef Mařatka, Prague-Střešovice 1948-1950 renovation of the Riding Hall, extension of garages and terraces, Prague Castle 1950 renovation of the Hall of Ball Games, Prague Castle Nad Paťankou 16, No. 1785 Pavel Janák’s House Architect: Pavel Janák Builder: The MOK Company the Janák House now, 2020 the Janák House (south-east corner) Owner Pavel Janák An important architect, urban planner, member of the State Regulatory Commission, professor at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague, co-founder of the Artěl Association, main architect of Prague Castle, author of various publications and one of the leading representatives of the Czech Werkbund. Pavel Janák (1882-1956) led the Czechoslovak Werkbund in the second half of the 1920s, when he became the main initiator of the functionalist construction in Baba, as well as the author of its urban study.