the Vaváček House, original state (south-east corner)
Like Vojtěch Kerhart with the Řezáč House, Oldřich Starý also made his house design for Baba commissioned by Gustav Vaváček as a kind of economical Czech variation on the new objectivity. The house is characterised by its axiality and symmetry; the layout is repeated on both floors. The third floor is topped by a large sundeck at the expense of the living area.
Gustav and Karla Vaváček
We know very little of Gustav Vaváček, who worked as a chief administrator for the Central Customs Office. He lived in the house with his wife Karla and three children.
title page of the construction permit
original documentation and plans from the exhibition catalogue