Vladimír Karfík

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Vladimir Karfík
Born (1901-10-26)26 October 1901
Idrija, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Slovenia)
Died June 6, 1996(1996-06-06) (aged 94)
Brno, Czech Republic
Alma mater Czech Technical University in Prague
Occupation architect
Notable work Baťa’s Skyscraper
Style functionalism

Vladimir Karfík (26 October 1901 in Idrija – 6 June 1996 in Brno) was a Czechoslovak modernist architect. His life, professional career and his work reflected changes characteristic for the 20th century.

He cooperated with many famous creators of the modern architecture all over the world. His architecture from in all periods of his life is very understandable and universal. The most important part of it was represented by function, construction, economy and beauty. Among other works, he designed Baťa’s Skyscraper in Zlín.