The house of Antonín Uhlíř

The house for the member of the National Assembly Antonín Uhlíř was designed with a traditional floor plan with a two-wing layout, but it was made special by a sloping greenhouse on the ground floor, continuing in the upper floors as a glass-walled verandah. In 1936, the house was extended with an overhanging terrace, as designed by Ladislav Žák, which surrounded the house from the eastern side and was connected to the garage. 


František Kavalír

(*1878 Osek +1932 Prague)

An architect, publicist, and building entrepreneur; a student of Jan Kotěra and classmate of Josef Gočár at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In 1914, he co-founded the Architects’ Society and the “Za starou Prahu” Association; he also co-founded Artěl, an association supporting the Czech art industry, over which he also presided. It brought together progressive personalities of Czech art and design. In the Baba estate, he designed the Letošník House and Uhlíř House, which he built with his brother Václav. They also built other houses not of their design.

studied with Professor Jan Kotěra at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague 
later he was in construction with his brother Václav in Prague 
active member of the Artěl Association and the Czechoslovak Werkbund (SČSD)

Significant Works

around 1923
school, on Vinohradská třída, Prague-Vinohrady

around 1925
school, Humpolec

around 1927
residential estate, Prague-Hřebenka

triple villa, Prague-Střešovice 
buildings of the Association of Building Entrepreneurs, Prague-Nové Město

houses of Antonín Uhlíř and Božena and Václav Letošník, Baba,  Prague-Dejvice


PhDr. Antonín Uhlíř

PhDr. Antonín Uhlíř (1882-1957) was a philosopher and a secondary school professor at the Czechoslovak Business Academy. He edited the “Hlídka času” magazine and resumed the publishing of the philosophical journal “Česká mysl” (Czech Mind); from after the republic was established in 1918 until 1929, he was a member of the National Assembly. The Uhlíř family moved into their house in 1932, but not for long. Even before WWII, the family of a Czechoslovak officer was already living in it.