Letná Apartment
Veronika Raffajová
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
RugsMaimana
Zanafi hand-woven rug
Kitchen ceiling lights Delta Light
Switches and socketsABB
Ceramic TilesBrother & Duck
Custom made concrete kitchen countertop and sinksBurning Vibe
Concrete floor screed surfaceConcrete Group

Product Spec Sheet
Rugs
Zanafi hand-woven rug by Maimana
Kitchen ceiling lights
Switches and sockets
by ABB
Ceramic Tiles
Custom made concrete kitchen countertop and sinks
Concrete floor screed surface

Letná Apartment

Markéta Bromová architekti as Architects

How do you create one open space out of a large multi-room apartment so that there doesn't have to be a door between rooms because the client wanted as few as possible, but you still felt like the rooms were separated? We tried to clean the whole space, to use the existing structural and technical parameters of the apartment. The reinforced concrete ceiling structure with ribs was also exposed. This gave the apartment a rawer character.

photo_credit Veronika Raffajová
Veronika Raffajová

The supporting theme of the concept was the choice of flooring, which was supposed to be uniform throughout the apartment, including in the bathrooms and shower spaces. One of the options was a terrazzo floor but after a static analysis, the client and I decided on a brushed concrete screed.

photo_credit Veronika Raffajová
Veronika Raffajová

The second theme of the concept is the insertion of "boxes" into the open space, so that the rooms are separated from each other, and also in this way the private part of the apartment is separated from the residential part. The inserted boxes are made of different materials and structures. The main dividing element of the space is a green scalloped box that hides a part of the kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher or built-in oven, wardrobes in the bedroom or also a closet that serves at the entrance. The client wanted as few doors as possible.

photo_credit Veronika Raffajová
Veronika Raffajová

At the entrance there is a small utility room and two built-in wardrobes. One is recessed in a dark panelling that goes around the corner into a library. The other is located in a green box. The central space is the kitchen with an island lined with patinated brass panels. This has a solid concrete countertop. The island's countertop surface has cleverly hidden openings for things like bio-waste sorter. The bedroom is located behind the green box. It has three entrances. The headboard uses the existing massive chimney as a divider. There is a pass-through library between the master bathroom and the bedroom.

photo_credit Veronika Raffajová
Veronika Raffajová

The other half of the apartment is without any divisions or partitions. There is space for a dining room with a living area. In this half of the apartment is also a small bathroom where is a toilet for visitors. The entrance to the bathroom is at the vestibule of the apartment.

photo_credit Veronika Raffajová
Veronika Raffajová
photo_credit Veronika Raffajová
Veronika Raffajová

The views that were created after most of the partitions were removed are sometimes surprising, due to the interconnection of so many materials used in the apartment.

photo_credit Veronika Raffajová
Veronika Raffajová

Team:

Architect: Markéta Bromová architekti

Author: Markéta Bromová

Design team: Dominika Galandová

Photographer: Veronika Raffajová 

photo_credit Veronika Raffajová
Veronika Raffajová

Materials used:

Concrete: floors, columns, ceiling, kitchen countertop, custom made sinks
patinated brass: tiling of the kitchen island

Solid timber: custom made furniture

Perforated steel sheet: bathroom ceiling

Products and Brands

Custom made concrete kitchen countertop and sinks: Burning Vibe

Concrete floor screed surface: Concrete Group

Metalsmith works: DEMO Works

Carpenter works: Lemberk

Pivot doors: Dorsis

Kitchen ceiling lights: Delta Light

Switches, sockets: ABB

Water faucets: Waterevolution

Rugs: Maimana

Ceramic tiles: Brother & Duck

Ceramic Mosaics: Winckelmans

Pendant light Elgar Coal Sammode: Monobrand

Ceiling Ceramic Lights: Zangra 

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