The Diamond house

Architect: Emil Králíček

Year of completion: 1913

Originally designed by architect Ohmann, the project envisioned a neoclassical Art Nouveau building. However, during the construction process, Emil Králíček took over and decided to be inspired by the prism-like forms emerging in the new Cubist movement. As a result, the modern Diamant House is abundant in geometric shapes that extend to its sculptural decoration and interior elements such as lamps, chandeliers, railings, doors, and etched window panes. Králíček’s architecture also harmoniously connects with the adjacent baroque Church of the Holy Trinity, as he incorporated a very unconventional element in the form of a Cubist arch, which serves as a roof for a sculpture of St. John Nepomuk dating back two centuries to 1717.

Lazarská 82, 110 00 Praha 1 – Nové Město
Lazarská 82, 110 00 Praha 1 – Nové Město

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