House with apartments
Inspired by typologies in the surroundings, Josef Pleskot found a quite unconventional solution for this urban situation. Instead of closing the block, he created an open access yard where cars can park and from where one wing of the building is accessible. On the other side of the long wing is the living court with a green lawn and terraces in the niches of the alternating extensions which roofs serve as terraces for the apartments on the upper floor. In contrast to its typological adaptation, the building strikes by its unwillingness to fit into its surroundings aesthetically. The firewalls facing the street and the access galleries that have been shifted to the representative fašades are the main reasons for this. The galleries are hidden behind a fine grid of wooden laths which is the most characteristic feature of this building - beside many simple, yet sophisticated details.