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SUMMARY The functionalist inter-war architecture in Zlín was always linked with the company Baťa and its requirements, closely related to the developing town. The unrealised pieces of architecture in Zlín, designed by outstanding Czech architects like František Lydie Gahura, Vladimír Karfík, Miroslav Lorenc, Jozef Gočár, Jan Víšek, Otto Rothmayer, Josef Havlíček, Bohuslav Fuchs, Jiří Voženílek, […]
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 […]
SUMMARY In April 1993, Vladimír Karfík from the designing studio of Baťa’s company flies with the company airline to Prague and from there to Paris, and from Bretagne to New York by ship. He has to fulfil an important task. During his previous journey to the US, Jan Baťa decided to build American Zlín on […]
SUMMARY The author tackles the phenomenon of “Architecture of Zlín”, which became a remarkable phenomenon not only of the Czech-Slovak but also of the world interwar period architecture. In the period of developing funcionalism, in the period of rise of several outstanding architectural works that mostly were the solo architectonic monuments, the architecture of Zlín […]
SUMMARY Among interesting inclinations of the architect Karfík, beside whole range of architectonical types which he thought out and projected, we may undoubtedly count high rising buildings. Skyscrapers were in the first decades of the 20th century reflected as real architectonical phenomena, which were perceived differently in Europe as opposed to America, the country of […]
SUMMARY The author, professor of architecture at the university in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, Peter Lizoň, is a disciple of Slovak architectonical schooling system. In his articles, the author summarizes contribution of the architect Vladimír Karfík to the development of the modern European architecture of the 20th century, with mention of his American experience in studios […]
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SUMMARY Bratislava in the inter-war period in the 20th century was the centre of the political, social and cultural life in the country. The major architectural trends had a significant application there, along with utilization of progressive technical and construction methods. Among the realized projects a considerable number of structures created for commercial purposes from […]