Studio: henkai architekti Author: Daniel Baroš, principal architect Michal Nejezchleb, principal architect
Usable Floor Area: 51 m²
Flat for single person, for active pilot or for a pair. The flat is situated in concrete-block building in housing development which is undergoing gradual generational shift of its inhabitants. Original aesthetics and layout of the flat is in the eyes of investor viewed as obsolete, furthermore the original layout created unused corridor and a loop in connecting the kitchen with living room. Optimizing the layout has led us to fulfilment of investor's request for brightening the space and creating single living area including kitchen and living room. In doing so we also integrated the unused corridor with living area. Materials and new surface treatments were processed so to retain their natural look. Cement facade, white cement screeds on the walls and floor in the kitchen and bathroom, renovated parquet floors. Birch plywood was used for furniture. Some of the supporting walls were left without facade, just raw concrete surface. Naked structure slightly reveals the body of the building. Chosen solutions go hand in hand with low price of realization.