Architects: B² Architecture
Location: Karlin, Czech Republic
Architect In Charge: Barbara Bencova
Area: 230.0 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Michal Šeba, Eduard Hueber
From the architect. Located in the Cornlofts, a former industrial building, in Prague´s quarter Karlin, reconstructed for the residential use based on the design of Baumschlager Eberle Architekten from Wien. The design for a Live/ Work unit eschews conventional loft typologies in order to maximize square footage and natural light. Portions of the original floor plate is removed while new glass plates are inserted into a central void. As a result, this formal gesture increases overall square footage while simultaneously providing unexpected views and natural light throughout.
The main goal of the loft´s redesign was to bring back the original industrial look balanced with the modern design and materials.
The lowest level contains the entrance space with custom-made closet, owners music studio, nursery and guest room with bathroom and utility areas.
The second level has a public character. On one side, there´s an open office with the roof window and view over a sculpted staircase connecting the three levels of the loft. On the other side, there´s living and enternaiting space vertically connected by partially glassed floor plate of the third level.
The living space is furnished with the vintage/modern custom-made furniture completed with the pixeled piano mozaic and other music related elements refering to the owners profession.
Besides the entertaining space, the third level also includes the master bedroom with a bath and two dressing rooms.