Vladimír Karfík

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Vladimir Karfík
Born(1901-10-26)26 October 1901
Died6 June 1996(1996-06-06) (aged 94)
Alma materCzech Technical University in Prague
Notable work
Baťa’s Skyscraper

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. Karfík was one of a number of Czech architects to design the "Bata houses" and Bata shoe factory at East Tilbury, Essex, England.[1][2]


  1. ^ Rose, Steve (2006-06-19). "Steve Rose: on East Tilbury the most Modern town in Britain". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
  2. ^ Burrows, Tim (2016-09-08). "The town that Bata built: a modernist marvel on the marshes of Essex". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-11-20.