ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

For architecture lovers, there is so much to see in the Czech Republic. Thousand-year-old buildings and monuments abound throughout the country. There are Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces, and Renaissance courtyards, as well as Art Nouveau and 1930s International and Functionalist public buildings, not just in the capital city of Prague itself, but also in many of the country’s smaller regional centers and the countryside. Amazing historic castles and chateaus can be found hidden in picturesque landscapes – often full of amazing stories and mysterious legends about their former owners.

For architecture lovers, there is so much to be enjoyed in the Czech Republic. Thousand-year-old buildings and monuments abound throughout the country.

Another very important building by one of the founders of the early 20th century’s architectural movements is Prague’s 1930 Villa Muller by architect Adolf Loos. This building and some of Loos’s historic apartment interiors, which were designed for wealthy Jewish families during the interwar years of the 20s and 30s, have been restored and all are open to the public.

 

Czechia still abounds with leading industrial and product designers, such as glassmaker Maxim Velčovský, chief designer of the home décor and lighting company Lasvit. Other talented fashion and jewelry designers and notable furniture makers are too numerous to mention here.

Brno - vila Tugendhat
Brno - vila Tugendhat © CzechTourism – fotobanka, autor: UPVISION