E07 Apartment

E07 Apartment

Architect
Malfinio
Location
Prague, Czechia | View Map
Project Year
2022
Category
Apartments
Stories By
Malfinio

Studio Geometr
BoysPlayNice
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Interior LightingFlos
SofaLigne Roset
Side TableJiri Krejcirik
ChairsGUBI
Beetle Bar Chair, Masculo Collection
ChairDriade SpA
Interior LightingBocci
84sp

Product Spec Sheet
Interior Lighting
Sofa
Chairs
Beetle Bar Chair, Masculo Collection by GUBI
Interior Lighting
84sp by Bocci

E07 Apartment

Malfinio as Architects

We tailored this renovation of an apartment from the turn of the 19th century in Prague’s Bubeneč district to young clients with two, perhaps three little creatures.
The clients, together with the space and place as such, were the primary source of inspiration – their requirements, lifestyle, and the feeling they evoke.

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The brief was, in many ways, very concrete – the clients wanted a cement floor tiling with a distinct four-pointed star pattern, a supermirror kitchen island, or several pieces of furniture (bed, atypical drawer), which were moved in from another place.

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In developing the design, we had to deal with a couple of contradictory requirements in a relatively small area. Interconnection and compactness of the whole manifesting its current functional purpose were our key concepts.
In this metamorphosis of tiny details, the materials, colours and textures played a crucial role. They are playfully featured on individual parts of the apartment and interconnected more than just in the openings.

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The apartment, which originally consisted of smaller rooms, as was common in this period, saw several adjustments in its floor plan. First, by removing a wall, we created a central space – the heart of the apartment. This way, we altered the overall movement patterns in the apartment. This adjustment also made way for enlarging the bathroom.

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The central room opens to the children’s room with Montessori elements on one side and the bedroom with a workstation on the other. Overarching elements in the living spaces are subtle colours and clean, regular lines of the atypical furniture.
The apartment has an array of lighting (from standard interior lighting to furniture lighting), which facilitate particular atmospheres while also making the outstanding pieces of furniture come to the fore. Amongst them, the Stella coffee table by Jiří Krejčík, the Roly Poly armchair and the legendary Togo Sofa are worth mentioning.

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Upon entering the apartment, the whole design has a playful clear-cut.
The hallway allowed us to employ a wilder look. In its more tender layer, we complemented this space with a mirror play and a flow created by the colours changing on its distinct-patterned floor tiling (shading from medium grey to mustard ochre and powder pink).
From the hallway, there are doors leading to a separate, hidden toilet or to a generous bathroom.

The whole apartment features remarkable pieces of author textiles from the Geometr Studio.

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Team:

Architects: Malfinio

Author: Martina Homolková

Technical supervisor of the investor: Petr Klapka

Photographer: BoysPlayNice

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Materials Used:

cement wall finish – selected vertical surfaces, washbasin cabinet, kitchen
varnished MDF boards – furniture designed by Martina Homolková
oak veneer in white/smoky oil – furniture designed by Martina Homolková, parquet flooring (solid oak wood)
textiles by Studio Geometr – furniture designed by Martina Homolková
polished stainless steel finish – kitchen island, details on furniture designed by Martina Homolková
brushed stainless steel finish – details on furniture designed by Martina Homolková
blued metal – furniture designed by Martina Homolková

Taraxacum 2 — Flos
84sp — Bocci
Brass 95, Brass 96 — Gervasoni
Roly Poly armchair — Driade
Sofa Togo — Ligne Roset
Stella side table — Jiří Krejčiřík
Wishbone CH24 chair — Carl Hansen
Beetle bar chair, Masculo chair — Gubi

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Author's textile as a part of interior design

Studio Geometr as Textile designers

For Malfinio we create an author's textiles for a hall, bedroom and  children's room. Painting's sketches and color palette were designed special for that space and mood of clients. Light and soft painting were prefered in the bedroom and childroom, in the hall we could use bolder colors combination.

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