Purist Block of Houses

Architect: František Albert Libra

Year of completion: 1927

The ensemble of modernist buildings in the style of purism consists of a total of 18 uniformly designed buildings that differ only in minor details and their relationship to the inner courtyard. The entire project is led by architect František Albert Libra, who had previously designed the rondocubist colony Svoboda in the nearby Vinohrady slope. The block has two parts enclosing a spacious inner courtyard, which features numerous trees and greenery, as well as playgrounds for children, a basketball court, and relaxation areas. The stylistic purity of the buildings, which is characteristic of purism, is particularly evident in the design of the entrance portals, staircases, and long rows of balconies, which face the southern side despite the block layout of the surroundings. This is an urbanistic rarity, and the entire massive structure is a testament to progressive solutions and an unconventional approach to block construction at that time.

Ruská 710, 101 00 Praha 10-Vršovice
Ruská 710, 101 00 Praha 10-Vršovice

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