Family Houses

From Expressionism to the Prague Cubism of 1914, Kroha arrived at his own style through temporal changes.

1924-1926 Villa I, II, III in Kosmonosy; 1925-1926 Gellner House (combined with a big shop) in Mlada Boleslav; 1927-1928 the familynhouse in the Werkbund Brno called the New House Colony; 1928-1930 Villa Kroha in Brno; 1929 designs for the Werkbund Prague called the Baba Colony; 1935-1936 Villa Pod Vodojemem in Brno.



In Villa Pod Vodojemem (1935-1936) on Kaplanova Street 11, Brno, Kroha realized his idea to free the interior space from the “mass” of static furniture. By a rather simple mechanism, controlled partly by foot, the dining table with eight seats could be raised from underneath the floor in order to make more space in the room.

The chrome-plated railing also served in the living-dining room as central heating system.

The iron-free pillars contained inside an integrated light for illumination.