the Suk House, original state (south façade with stairs to the garden)
The largest villa in the Baba estate was built for the successful building entrepreneur Václav Suk and was designed by the talented architect and designer Hana Kučerová-Záveská from Pavel Janák’s class at UMPRUM in Prague. She combined the Czech environment with inspiration from Le Corbusier’s famous Stein Villa in Garches near Paris, especially in the staircase hallway of the house, which allowed for a separate entrance to the owner’s study. She also designed the interior of the house, including the minimalist furniture. By the late 1930s, the façade had been given ceramic cladding, and in the mid-1960s, the villa was extended to accommodate two apartment units.
Antonie Suková a Václav Suk
Václav Suk, who also owned an Art Nouveau apartment building in Hradčany with his wife, fell victim to the communist persecution of the 1950s and died in prison shortly thereafter.
title page of the construction permit
original documentation and plans from the exhibition catalogue