Excerpt: 077 Residence is an interior design project executed by the architectural firm Lenka Mikova Architekti. The architecture of the building suggests a stylistic shift from art deco to early functionalism, which inspired our interior concept. It is based on timeless materials, refined details and many bespoke and in-built furniture. The aim and the brief were to provide modest, almost minimalistic contemporary living, striving for simplicity while offering a diverse atmosphere and experience.
[Text as submitted by Architect] The generous space asked for a generous approach. The apartment is located in the Old Town of Prague. Its 250 sqm extends on an entire floor of a refurbished residential building from the late 1920s. The architecture of the building suggests a stylistic shift from art deco to early functionalism, which inspired our interior concept. It is based on timeless materials, refined details and many bespoke and in-built furniture.
The aim and the brief were to provide modest, almost minimalistic contemporary living, striving for simplicity while offering a diverse atmosphere and experience. The main welcome is the space itself, a clean, bright architectural space. However, at a closer look, the interior offers moments of discovery and surprise, much like an advent calendar, where opening a door reveals a new flavour or mood each time. In this case, with the appearance of a dark veneer wardrobe, a brass-clad bar, or a whole red powder room.
The apartment layout is divided into three zones according to their use and intimacy. The main living area directly connected with an entry hallway represents the “social” zone. It is conceived as a light open space with large windows along the street facade, providing a relaxed feeling with soft edges and hues. On one side, it is defined by a furniture wall with a fireplace, bookshelf, a hidden TV and bar, behind which the space continues to an office. On the other side, it follows into a kitchen corner separated by a glass partition with sliding doors. A black kitchen counter creates a counterpart to the fireplace cladding. In contrast, a wooden counter makes a twin brother to the sizeable bespoke dining table.
The “private” zone with bedrooms is located at the rear façade and has a more intimate character. The third “threshold” zone lies between these two and consists of corridors and bathrooms, each with a distinct personality. A dark grey corridor leads to guest and kid’s bedrooms and a blue guest bathroom accessible from the office. The colour of the corridors continues into bedrooms, integrating doors and in-built closets. The master suite has a lighter grey tone and wraps most of the bedroom with wall cladding and an adjacent walk-in closet. The master bathroom has a light beige mood and enjoys daylight through translucent glazing to the cabinet.
The project plays with various materials and colours (sometimes bold) that create specific interrelationships and enhance the diversity of experience. The solid wood floor of dyed oak runs through all living areas as a unifying soft texture. Its French pattern continues in the kitchen’s stone floor with custom-cut stone tiles. The interior features six different kinds of stones (four types of marble, black granite and red travertine) and a precious root veneer and brass as specific accents.
The interior consists of many bespoke components, like all in-built furniture, including washbasins, window sills, the kitchen, the large dining table and small side tables made of the stone leftovers. We also invited Studio Dechem to collaborate on the lighting of the living area. This resulted in a bespoke set of lights they designed and produced. These included surface lights above the sofa, suspended lights above the dining table, a brass bar above the kitchen counter and wall fixtures in the hallway. In addition, they added a small glass cabinet handle as the icing on the cake.