The Glass Palace
The Glass Palace, popularly known as “Skleňák,” is a corner residential building commissioned by the Zemská bank. It was designed by architect Richard F. Podzemný, who is also the author of the well-known Podolí swimming stadium. This monumental residential structure has seven floors, and its facade is adorned with balconies, loggias, and winter gardens. It acquired its nickname due to these large exposed glass surfaces, which were quite rare at the time of its construction. The rest of the facade is covered with white ceramic tiles, and the window frames are also dressed in the typical functionalist white color.
The house was exceptionally well-equipped for its time. It featured underfloor heating, an artistically decorated entrance hall, an extensive basement with parking spaces, a tennis court in the inner courtyard, and a rooftop terrace where residents could enjoy sunbathing on summer days.