Apartment house of Terezie and Jan Korous
1940

Edvarda Beneše 2289/58 (Plzeň) Plzeň Jižní Předměstí
Public transport: Nemocnice Bory (BUS 22, TROL 16)
GPS: 49.7302211N, 13.3758633E
Architect:

The southern end of the row of family houses in Edvard Beneš Street was terminated in 1940 with the four-storey corner house No. 58 of Jan Korous and his wife Terezie. The plans were drawn up by the builder Josef Šašek from the nearby town of Starý Plzenec and construction was implemented by the Pilsen building firm of Josef Hajšman. Due to its well thought-out, economical layout, the house of apparently small dimensions encompasses four flats with a total of ten residential rooms.

The builder Šašek decided to site the entrance area in the subterranean floor, where, in addition to the technical facilities, there is also a small flat with one room and a kitchen. The flats on the ground floor and the first floor are of more generous size, with three residential rooms, a spacious hall, bathroom, toilet, larder and housekeeper’s area. The fourth flat is situated in the loft space and comprises only the most essential living space, lit by huge skylights and roofed by a flat roof, which emphasises the Modernist feel of the building. The facade, void of any relief ornament, is divided only by simple multi-light windows. Josef Šašek underlined the corner site of house by separating out the mass above the subtle string course and by a quarter-circle corner capped with a sloped section of roof. This geometric motif is developed also in the rounded window reveals.
 

Investor

Terezie and Jan Korous

Sources

  • Archiv Odboru stavebně správního, Technický úřad Magistrátu města Plzně
 
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