Vladimír Karfík

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Vladimír Karfík
Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering of SVŠT
Preceded byEmanuel Hruška
Succeeded byJán Svetlík
In office
Personal details
Born26 October 1901
Idrija, Austria-Hungary
(now Slovenia)
Died6 June 1996
Brno, Czech Republic
Alma materFaculty of Architecture of Czech Technical University in Prague
Occupationarchitect, university professor

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


Karfík 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 Skyscrape in Zlín. Karfík was one of a number of Czech architects to design the "Bata houses" and Bata shoe factory at East Tilbury, 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.