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Prague Architecture Photos

Architectural Images in the Czech Capital, Central-Eastern Europe

18 + 17 + 16 + 15 Mar 2015

Prague Building

Architecture photographs from 2015

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e-architect directors Isabelle Lomholt and Adrian Welch are just back from five days in the Czech Republic. Isabelle was a jury member for the Czech Architecture Awards and Adrian visited key new buildings in the Prague area.

We will post photos and updates throughout this week.

Pictures © architect Adrian Welch, e-architect Editor

The Villa Müller:
Villa Mueller Prague
Villa Müller
The villa for Milada and František Müller in Prague (1928-30) – known as an innovative landmark of early Modernist architecture, the Villa Müller embodies Adolf Loos’ ideas of economy and functionality.

Žižkov Television Tower:
Žižkov Television Tower
The Žižkov Television Tower is an unusual transmitter tower built in Prague between 1985 and 1992.

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art:
DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art Prague

DOX Prague
DOX Centre for Contemporary Art is an art hub with temporary exhibitions, a library, a chic design store & a cafe with an outdoor terrace.
“This multifunctional space for presenting international and Czech art, architecture and design is located in Prague’s Holešovice district, in a renovated complex of industrial buildings from the 19th century.”
Address: Poupětova 1, 170 00 Praha

Zlatý Anděl
The Golden Angel (Czech: Zlatý Anděl)
The Golden Angel (Czech: Zlatý Anděl) is an administrative complex situated in Prague, by French architect Jean Nouvel.

Hotel Josef:
Hotel Josef Prague
Hotel Josef by Eva Jiricna Architects – Hotel Josef Prague page on the EJAL website

Karlin Quarter

This new area to the north east of the city centre incudes Amazon Court by Danish architects office Schmidt Hammer Lassen.

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Karlin Quarter Karlin Quarter Karlin Quarter Karlin Quarter

House of the Black Madonna
This is a cubist building in the “Old Town” area of Prague, designed by architect Josef Gočár:
House of the Black Madonna House of the Black Madonna interior House of the Black Madonna House of the Black Madonna

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House of the Black Madonna

Prague apartment building located in the north west of the city between the Villa Müller and St Vitus Cathedral:

Prague apartment building

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Obecní dům:
Obecní dům Municipal House Prague Obecní dům Municipal House Prague Obecní dům Municipal House Prague
Municipal House (Czech: Obecní dům) is a civic building that houses Smetana Hall, a celebrate concert venue, in Prague, Czech Republic. Its address is Náměstí Republiky 5, next to the Powder Gate in the center of the city.

The Rudolfinum is a music auditorium: this neoclassical Czech concert hall is designed in the neo-renaissance style and located on Jan Palach Square on the bank of the river Vltava:
Rudolfinum concert hall Prague Rudolfinum concert hall
Address: Alšovo nábřeží 12, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 227 059 227

Quadria Praha – new retail building, strong and quite interesting but lacking depth and finesse:
Quadria Praha Quadria Prague building Quadria Prague

Prague Cubist buildings, souith of the city centre, use trams 3, 17 or 52:
Prague Cubist building Prague Cubist building Prague Cubist building

more Cubist buildings in Prague:
Prague Cubist building Prague Cubist building Prague Cubist building

Wenceslas Square building:
Wenceslas Square Prague building Wenceslas Square building

Kotva Modern Prague building:
Kotva Modern Prague building

20th century building:
Prague 20th century building

Podolská building, south of Vyšehrad:
Podolská building Prague

Pařížská Street – the principal high-end shopping street with Prada, Gucci, etc.:
Pařížská Street Prague building

Panorama Prague building:
Panorama Prague building

Palac Archa – fairly heavy facade:
Palac Archa Praha

Palac Akropolis, east of the centre, just north of the TV tower:
Palac Akropolis Praha

New house on Vápencová, south of Vyšehrad:
new house on Vápencová

House on Vápencová:
House on Vápencová

u Kublova housing:
u Kublova housing Prague

Výstaviště:
Výstaviště exhibition ground Prague Výstaviště Praha Výstaviště Praha

Výstaviště Praha Výstaviště Praha
Výstaviště in Prague is an exhibition ground which is used for exhibitions, concerts and other cultural events, founded in 1891. It is located near the metro station on Metro line C Nádraží Holešovice. In the immediate area on the west side there is a large park Stromovka and a planetarium, on the eastern side tha rather plain-looking Tipsport Arena, home hall of the club HC Sparta Praha. The dominant building on its premises is the Industrial Palace, pictured.

Czech Television:
Ceska Televize buildings on a hill to the south of the city centre:
Ceska Televize Praha Czech Television building Prague

Veletržní palác:
National Gallery in Prague Veletržní palác Veletržní palác Prague Veletržní palác Praha
National Gallery in Prague, located north of the city centre at Dukelských Hrdinů 530/47, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice.
Veletržní Palace – Národní galerie v Praze – is a state-owned art gallery in Prague, which manages the largest collection of art in the Czech Republic. It is described as a palace but looks more like a very large grey box with lots of square windows! The collections of the gallery are not housed in a single building, but are presented in a number of historic structures within the city of Prague, as well as other places. The largest of the gallery sites is the Veletržní Palác, which houses the National Gallery’s collection of modern art.

The Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord:
The Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord The Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord The Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord
The Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord (Czech: Kostel Nejsvětějšího Srdce Páně) is Roman Catholic church at Jiřího z Poděbrad square in Prague’s Vinohrady. It is built in 1929-1932 and designed by famous architect Jože Plečnik. Plečnik found the inspiration for this construction in the old Christian and antique patterns.

National Museum New Building:
National Museum New Building Prague
A rather severe builidng located immediately north of the National Museum.

Narodni store building:
Narodni store building

Narodni Modern building:
Narodni Modern building

Narodni building:
Narodni building Prague Narodni building

Na příkopě building:
Na příkopě Prague building
Na příkopě is a street that connects Wenceslas Square with the Square of the Republic.

Nad Cementárnou property, south of the city centre:
Nad Cementárnou property Nad Cementárnou building

Letohrádek královny Anny – Queen Anne’s Summer Pavilion (Belvedere), north east of St Vitus Cathedral:
Letohrádek královny Anny

Petřín Lookout Tower:
Petřín Lookout Tower
The Petřín Lookout Tower is a 63.5-m-tall steel-framework tower west of the city centre across the river, which strongly resembles the Eiffel Tower. Although it is much shorter than the Eiffel Tower, it stands atop a sizable hill, Petřín, so the top is at a higher elevation than that of the Eiffel Tower. The Petřínská rozhledna was built in 1891 and was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower. The two observation platforms are accessible via 299 stairs.

Petřín funicular:
Petrin funicular

Petřín maze building, a mini folly:
Petřín Hill maze building

Karlův most – The Charles Bridge, a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century:
Karlov Most Prague

Karlova building:
Karlova Prague building

Jewish Quarter buildings:
Jewish Quarter building Jewish Quarter building Jewish Quarter building

Intercontinental Prague Hotel:
Intercontinental Prague Hotel

Holešovice Prague railway sculpture – remembering a terrible wartime history:
Holešovice Prague railway sculpture

Holešovice Prague building:
Holešovice Prague building

Charles Bridge tower:
Charles IV Bridge tower

Cathedral of Our Lady before Tyn – a key landmark on the Old Town Square:
Cathedral of Our Lady before Tyn

British Embassy in Prague:
British Embassy Prague building

VZP Klientske Centrum – rather severe Czech Modern architecture:
VZP Klientske Centrum Prague

V rovinách building:
V rovinách Prague building

Valdštejnská:
Valdštejnská Prague

Hradčany Square Buildings:
Hradčany Square architecture Hradčany Square Building Hradčany Square
Several imposing palaces dominate Hradcany Square: Schwarzenberg Palace, Archbishop’s Palace and Sternberg Palace.

Hradčany Buildings:
Hradčany Buildings Hradčany Buildings
Hradcany lies on the left bank of the Vltava river and is dominated by the 16th-century Prague Castle including St. Vitus Cathedral.

Hradčany steps up from the city centre:
Hradčany Prague steps Hradčany steps

St Vitus Cathedral window:
St Vitus Cathedral window

St Vitus Cathedral building:
St Vitus Cathedral Prague building St Vitus Cathedral Prague St Vitus Cathedral Prague exterior

St Vitus Cathedral interior:
St Vitus Cathedral Prague interior

Stemovni building:
Stemovni Prague building

Staronová synagoga:
Staronová synagoga Prague
The Old New Synagogue situated in Josefov, Prague, is Europe’s oldest active synagogue. It is also the oldest surviving medieval synagogue of twin-nave design. Completed in 1270 in gothic style, it was one of Prague’s first gothic buildings.

Spanish Synagogue in Prague – Španělská synagoga Praha, with newer visitor centre building in front:
Spanish Synagogue Prague Španělská synagoga Praha
The Spanish Synagogue is a Moorish Revival synagogue built in Prague in 1868 to the design of Vojtěch Ignátz Ullmann.

River Vltava clocktower:
River Vltava clocktower Prague

River Vltava view:
Prague River Vltava view

River Vltava buildings:
Prague River Vltava buildings

Prague pavilion building:
Prague pavilion building

Prague Modern architecture:
Prague Modern buildings

Kaprova building:
Prague Kaprova building

Dilapidated building in Holešovice:
Prague dilapidated building

Prague decorative buildings:
Prague decorative building Prague decorated building

sources: site vitis to each building + wikipedia

Previous visits to the city were in 1991 – on a Scholarship to study Expressionist Architecture in Eastern Europe, provided by Manchester Society of Architects – and in 1998 working for Eva Jiricna Architects on the opening of The Orangery (and also visiting the site of Hotel Josef to take photos and to Brno to visit the completed Lavka Bridge and the Tugendhat Villa).

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