Vršovice Twins Prague, Czech Republic residence design, CZ real estate architecture photos

Vršovice Twins in Prague

6 October 2023

Design: Studio Reaktor

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Vršovice Twins
Photos by Michaela Kociánová

Vršovice Twins, Czech Republic

Two Instead of One

From the Vršovice apartment, twins emerged. The 40 m2 floor plan was divided into two resembling units by architects. The interiors of each unit were inspired by the texture of the original plasterwork. The so-called “Blues” unit is overall darker, playing with black accents and smoked glass. On the other hand, the second unit, called the “Yellows” combines softer and lighter shades with translucent glazing.

Vršovice Twins

The Split Reflected in Detail

Glass partitions between the kitchen and bathroom in both spaces allow light to penetrate into the depths of the floor plan. The kitchen counter seamlessly connects to the bathroom furniture, creating an optical illusion with the reflection of the sink, faucet, and cabinets. It represents a symbolic split, referring to the division of the whole.

Vršovice Twins

Original Paintwork as Artwork

The old, scratched paintwork was preserved in the half of the layout. Small cracks give authenticity to the walls, turning the space into an artistic composition. Only linear marks from the electrician for switch placement, workers’ notes, and a “vagris” – a horizontal line at a height of 1 m facilitating the precise installation of all reconstruction layers – have been added to the paintings.

Vršovice Twins

Utilizing the Height

Built-in steel “I-beam” structures increase the usable area. The railing is woven with stainless steel cables, and each room has a different decor, reminiscent of the Secession railing of an apartment building. The sleeping area was plastered without painting, allowing the craftsmanship of the plasterers to show through a translucent matte lacquer.

Vršovice Twins

Details and Accessories

The space is adorned with original stucco, casement windows, oak parquet flooring, and cleaned panel doors cut above the third hinge to fit under the sleeping loft. The main lighting is provided by a vertical bundle of fluorescent lights reminiscent of a lantern. Welds, scratches, and visible brushstrokes are welcomed throughout the entire apartment.

Vršovice Twins, Czech Republic – Property Information

Studio: Studio Reaktor
Author: Jakub Heidler,Tereza Komárková
Website: www.studio-reaktor.com
Contact E-mail: [email protected]
Studio address: Přístavní 1315/7, 170 00 Prague 7 – Holešovice, Czech Republic
Co-author: Stanislav Heidler, Blanka Heidlerová

Project location: Ruská 568/34, 100 00 Prague 10 – Vršovice
Project country: Czech Republic

Project year: 2022
Completion year: 2023
Usable floor area: 20 m² per apartment
Cost: 80 000 €

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Vršovice Twins

Photographer: Michaela Kociánová
Photographer Website: www.tacofoti.cz

About Studio Reaktor

We build strong architectural stories!
Our work is based on synergy and interdisciplinary relationships. New solutions emerge from long-term clashes of opinions. Graphics, landscape designers, construction engineers and other specialists essential to providing quality results and development are invited to our design process. Approaching standard briefs unconventionally and leaving the old and conventional ways behind, we think outside of the box to get to the core of each project. We discover ways of improving the environment we all live in.

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