Gallery house with affordable apartments

C367

This apartment building offering affordable housing was built on the corner of Křídlovická and Ypsilantiho streets in 1936-38, according to designs by Josef Polášek and Florián Kuba. This five-storey building on an intricate ground plan is linked to the older development of this part of the city. At the same time, as the longer wing is perpendicular to the street, it disrupts the traditional block development and delimits the area of the inner yard, open garden and a small front garden in the street.
The segmented street facade is dominated by balconies of brick and a cut-out roofed corner with glazed loggias which compensat
e for the adverse northern orientation of the rooms in this part. The main entrance is sheltered by the protruding risalit of the side wing. Each floor has seven minimal apartments accessible from the gallery running around the inner wall and consisting, as was usual with this type of residence, of a small hall, residential kitchen with a balcony, a closet and a bathroom with a shower.

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Name
Gallery house with affordable apartments

Date
1936 – 1938

Architects
Florián Kuba, Josef Polášek

Trail
South

Code
C367

Type
Apartment building

Address
Ypsilantiho 53/4, (Staré Brno), Brno, Střed

Public transport
Poříčí (TRAM 2, 5, 6, 8,10)
Poříčí (BUS 44, 84,405,406)
Václavská (TRAM 1, 2,9,10,12)


GPS
49°11'16.842"N, 16°35'44.348"E

Literature
Petr Pelčák, Ivan Wahla (eds.), Josef Polášek 1899-1946, Brno 2004