• March 12, 2019

Villa Hvězda

Villa Hvězda

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This unique two-storey villa was completed in a single year, namely in 1555. It is a symbol of Czech Renaissance architecture. Its exceptional platform has the shape of a six-pointed star. It was not built just as a commercial building, but thanks to the project author, Ferdinand Tyrolský, also as a building of philosophy.

Ferdinand had outstanding education and was influenced, for example, by the principles of symmetry and connection of two contrary forces into mutual harmony, which is adhered to by hermeticism.

Four storeys of the building represent four basic elements: the basement – earth, the lavishly decorated ground floor – water, the first floor – air, and the second floor with a great hall and a pyramid-shaped ceiling – fire. It is considered one of the most interesting Renaissance buildings in Prague.

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