Cubism. In contrast with fine arts where the style was embraced without any problems, in the case of architecture there were only a few artists that had the courage to use it, and they were almost all Czech. One of the most radical representatives of cubism was Josef Chochol.

In 1912 he designed a villa for Bedřich Kovařovic, an inspector of Prague construction companies. It was a parcel bellow Vyšehrad, with a beautiful view of the Vltava river. Chochol knew how to deal with irregularly shaped estates and the villa is, hands down, the best example of architectural cubism. The oblique surfaces make the lights and shadows playful and dynamic. The windows, doors, staircases and floorings - geometrical shapes are everywhere. Even the original interior was the same style.

There are two more of Chochol´s buildings worth mentioning - "triple-house" on the same street, several steps further at Rašínovo Nábřeží, and the residential building on Neklanova Street. All of these belong to a unique collection of cubist buildings in Prague, which is a little reminder of this genius trend in contrast with the mainstream architecture of the early 20th century.

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