Designed by Czech studio Atelier 111 Architekti, the Apartment for Přemek, is the renovation project of this 1930s home in Vršovice, Prague. The design team was tasked with combining two separate flats to create a 1,249-square-foot for a growing family.
Making only minimal changes to the floor plan, the architects merged the building’s original three-bedroom unit with the adjoined studio to create a four-bedroom apartment that would accommodate the family’s daily functional requirements.
Upon entering the apartment, one immediately sees a view of the street through the large windows that stand behind a built-in niche sofa in the living room. A small closable study is built in the spacious entrance hall, which is without a direct daylight. It is illuminated through Luxfer window leading to the stairway. The window is situated where the previous entrance door in one of the housing units was. A unique element of the main living room is a sofa built in the niche, that uses the protruding space created by the articulation of the facade.
The master bedroom has an independent bathroom, opposite to it are two children’s bedrooms with separate cloakrooms. The whole interior is designed in light natural colour tones, the original wooden flooring is kept, as well as the original casement windows and the interior doors.
A neutral palette features throughout the apartment, with white-painted walls and the birchwood fixtures complementing the original ’30s oak parquet flooring.
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