Apartment building for employees of the County Authority in Pilsen
1929–1931

V Bezovce 1979/2, Klatovská 1979/94 (Plzeň) Plzeň Jižní Předměstí
GPS: 49.7350553N, 13.3700286E
Architect:

The three-storey apartment building no. 2 on V Bezovce Street on the corner with Klatovská Avenue was commissioned by the District Authority in Pilsen for its employees, and was constructed in the period 1929–1931. The author of the project, the Pilsen architect and builder Karel Krůta, faced a considerable challenge designing its facades, since the house was to turn one facade onto busy Klatovská Avenue and the other again into the quiet residential colony of Bezovka. He therefore decided to apply trios of massive horizontal strips that suppress the verticality of the building and link the house to the adjacent lower buildings on V Bezovce Street. On the contrary, the front facing Klatovská Avenue was highlighted by a subtle avant-corps, which is also characteristic of other buildings on this boulevard. Additionally, the architect enlivened the facade with smooth chambranles around windows and a distinctive running cornice separating the ground floor, designated for business, from the residential floors. In concentrating ten standard, mostly two-room apartments with a bath, pantry and water closet, the building remains a typical example of a modern, if not avant-garde apartment building of the Pilsen builder’s production.

 

Investor

District Authority in Pilsen

Sources

  • Archiv Odboru stavebně správního, Technický úřad Magistrátu města Plzně
 
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