Part Two: Second Wave of Cubism (1918-1922)
17. Kučera family tombstone in the Olšany Cemetery
Vinohradská 1835/153, Prague 3 – Žižkov
This elegant Cubist tombstone is located near the north wall of the cemetery. Its author is unknown.
18. Švanda Theatre in Smíchov
Štefánikova 57/6, Praha 5 – Smíchov
Ladislav Machoň, 1918-1920
The original Classicist façade of this building was modified by Ladislav Machoň after World War I. Cubist features that he added include the motifs of overlapping diamonds flanking the entrance as well as the protruding triangles of the upper cornice. This is the only surviving Cubist work by Machoň.
19. Materna Factory Administration Building
Dělnická 313/20, Prague 7 – Holešovice
Rudolf Stockar, 1919-1920
This building was designed as Cubist, but in 1922 Stockar adapted it in Functionalist style. The façade was recently restored to its original appearance. However, this does not include the inscription above the entrance and the original Cubist doors.
20. Apartment buildings of the Teachers’ Cooperative on Elišky Krásnohorské 10-14
Otakar Novotný, 1919-1921
This block was built for a cooperative of teachers. Interesting elements include the entrances, the bay windows, the cornices, the pediments, and the colour combination. The structure is utilitarian rather than formalist, paving way for the Rondocubist architecture of the post-war period.
21. Portal of the former Trade Union Building
Na Perštýně 347/11, Prague 1 – Old Town
Alois Dryák, 1919-1922
This Art Deco building has a Cubist portal, which is a simplified version of that of the Diamond House.
22. DOPZ cooperative housing
Polská 1751/56-58, Prague 2 – Vinohrady
The author of this late Cubist building is unknown. Its most interesting feature is the portal, which originally contained an inscription mentioning the builder.