The Villa Müller is the most significant work of modern architecture in Prague, a true masterpiece by the Brno-born pioneer of modern architecture and design Adolf Loos. He is one of the greatest architects of the 1st half of the 20th century and is the founder of the Raumplan.
The Villa is a prime example of the Raumplan, an innovative architectural concept. Come explore the complex interior structured into multiple levels, with the central space serving as the main living room. There are also a few adjacent rooms, cleverly arranged and all connected by a staircase. On top of the complex building construction featuring multiple height levels, there is a terrace on the flat roof offering beautiful views. Despite all this, the Villa looks quite simple from the outside.
Since 1995 the Villa has been managed by the City of Prague Museum. In 2000, the Villa has undergone a successful and elaborate restoration process.
The hidden gems of architecture – Villa Müller, TV Architect, 2020, 7 mins, English subtitles
Zdeněk Lukeš is a Czech architect, architectural historian and promoter of architecture. During the 1990s he was part of Václav Havel’s team revitalising the Prague Castle and he still works in its monuments department, while as an author and journalist he has done a great deal to popularise architecture in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with TV Architect, Lukeš has his own show called “The hidden gems of architecture through the eyes of Zdeněk Lukeš” where he presents significant figures of contemporary Czech architecture.
František Müller’s Villa
Address: Nad Hradním vodojemem 14/642, 162 00 Praha 6 – Střešovice
Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Guided tours at 9.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00
Organised by the Czech Centre in collaboration with TV Architect.
Part of Adolf Loos / Pioneer of Modern Living, a series of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Adolf Loos' birth organised by the Czech Centres and their partners.
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