Karel Lhota

1894 - 1947

The personality Karel Lhota is today almost exclusively associated with the work of the famous architect Adolf Loos thanks to their cooperation on iconic structures of inter-war Functionalism (Villa Müller in Prague–Střešovice, Villa Winternitz in Prague–Smíchov), then adaptations in Pilsen of luxury apartment interiors for the Hirsch, Beck and Brummel families. However, it was always Lhota’s teaching and publishing activity that prevailed over his admirable architecture practice.

Selection of other works

1921 State Hospital, Košice (collaboration on the construction)
1922–1923 Projects of sugar factory owners’ villas, Prague–Střešovice
1923 Concept design of a new building of the State Institute for Dentist Training; design of the District House in Horažďovice and sketches for extension of the ear clinic in Prague; the project of the facade of the Physics Institute of the Czech Technical University in Prague (as an employee of the Department of Structural Engineering at the Political Land Administration in Prague)
1927 Conversion of the architect’s own house, no. 70 Klatovská Ave., Pilsen
1928–1930 Villa Müller, Prague–Střešovice (together with Adolf Loos)
1929–1930 Conversion of the house of O. Macenauer, Úlice near Pilsen
1930 Interior conversion of Lumír Kapsa’s apartment, Prague–Bubeneč (together with Adolf Loos)
1931 Conversion of K. Neubert’s house, Dobřichovice
1931 Conversion of Frank Wenig’s apartment, no. 3 Škodova St. (today’s Kardinála Berana St.), Pilsen
1931–1932 Villa Winternitz, Prague–Smíchov (together with Adolf Loos)
1935–1936 Log-style house of Doctor V. Kotleta, Horní Radechová near Náchod
1937 Villa Vogel, Prague–Dejvice Tourist chalet, Vysoké nad Jizerou