The first panel house was built in Czechoslovakia 65 years ago. It is located in U Prefy Street near the housing estate in Prague’s Ďáblice and differs from later standardized buildings in that it has only three floors. The house, designed by architect Miloslav Wimmer, also has a gabled roof and apartments measuring almost 100 square meters. See how the first experiments developed a housing estate for a quarter of the population.
Photographs and information are based on a series of exhibitions The Story of a Block of Flats, held in 2014-2017 in all regional cities. In cooperation with the Museum of Applied Arts, the catalog Paneláci 1: fifty housing estates in the Czech lands was published, which acquaints the reader with the circumstances and reasons for the construction of housing estates, the architecture and urbanism of these units and the personalities of their authors.