Brno Architecture Manual




Tůmova 2261/36 (Žabovřesky) Brno Žabovřesky

Public transport: Náměstí Míru (TRAM 4)

Tábor (TRAM 3, 11)

GPS: 49°12'19.256"N, 16°34'57.291"E



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 In 1928 Jaroslav Grunt designed a detached house for Marie and Anna Jelínek in Tůmova Street. He employed the design of inwardly oriented layout manifested by a full street facade with a minimum number of windows. A similar minimalistic concept guarding the inhabitants' privacy was also used by architect Adolf Gustav Schneck in his house in the Weissehhofsiedlung estate in Stuttgart. Grunt visited this villa in 1927 together with Jan Vaněk and Bohumil Tureček.

The two-storey house with a flat roof on a square ground plan features living areas facing west, and its balcony on the first floor and the roof terrace with delicate railings overlook the garden. The entrance to the house, which stands off the street line, is situated in the left-hand side facade and is accessible from a landing. The ground floor features a spacious hall with a staircase, kitchen, dining room and the living room. The first floor was occupied by three bedrooms and the bathroom; the attic contained a large studio with an entrance to the terrace. The ground floor housed the janitor's apartment and service areas with the laundry, fuel depot and larder. Grunt's favorite cactus window providing views of the street from the hall is one of the interesting elements of the street facade.




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