Apartment buildings, Úspora (Saving) housing and building cooperative

C256

The apartment buildings in Kotlářská, Tučkova and Zahradníkova streets forming part of a block with a large courtyard, represent another design Kumpošt produced for the Úspora (Savings) housing and building cooperative. The inner yard, a green oasis accessible through the passage in the middle retracted building in Tučkova Street, is an innovation as compared to the previous confined and dark areas. The yard is similar to the Wohnohofs in Vienna, which became a part of the typology of "red Vienna" social development at that time. In Zahradníkova Street, the block merges into a row of buildings, which show a change in the author's design of the facade. The facade features the functionalist motive of a ribbon window broken by the empty space of loggias in the middle entirely in line with the classicist pursuit of symmetry.
The houses contain one- or two-room apartments, often furnished with a large residential kitchen in place of the living room.

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Name
Apartment buildings, Úspora (Saving) housing and building cooperative

Date
1928 – 1931

Architect
Jindřich Kumpošt

Trail
Veveří

Code
C256

Type
Apartment building

Address
Zahradníkova | Tučkova 500-503,418|416-418,258/12-16,16a,18|13-21|19 , Kotlářská 258/19 , (Veveří), Brno, Střed

Public transport
Nerudova (TRAM 3, 9, 11, 12)
Zahradníkova (TROL 32)
Rybkova (TRAM 3, 11)


GPS
49°12'24.962"N, 16°35'48.613"E

Literature
Petr Pelčák, Ivan Wahla (eds.), Jindřich Kumpošt 1891-1968, Brno 2006
Zdeněk Kudělka, Jindřich Chatrný (eds.), O Nové Brno. Brněnská architektura 1919-1939, Brno 2000