Above-standard villas in Zlín by Vladimír Karfík

Pavel Novák

SUMMARY

Vladimír Karfík designed and built villas of high standard for Baťa’s top managers. These 4 villas, designed during a war, are different in their architectural form. If we compare their disposition, we can see that they are in principle nearly the same. The construction of each of the villas took more than 2 years because of the size, complexity and atypical elements and this was very unusual in Zlín. All four villas have been declared realty cultural monuments of the Czech Republic.

Keywords: Baťa, Zlín, villas, above-standard, top management, cultural monuments