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    Architect Štěpán Havlík designed this Czech apartment. Picture: Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

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    Architect Štěpán Havlík designed this Czech apartment. Picture: Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

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    Architect Štěpán Havlík designed this Czech apartment. Picture: Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

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Czech and French landscapes influence apartment

Magda Ibrahim
Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

Architect Štepán Havlík designed an apartment for a musician, inspired by the Czech landscape and homes of Provence.

Although the visions were disparate, the aim was to combine the two inspirations into a cohesive space. 

The materials used in the second floor apartment in Ústí nad Labem were influenced by the area’s surrounding nature, with three basic materials used in the interior: a dark cement coating, oak wood and a whitened birch plywood. 

The whole design with a strongly modelled ceiling from light coloured and whitened birch plywood, which referenced the owner’s love of rock-climbing walls, uses the large glass areas of the balcony window to bring plenty of light into the space.

The light slips across the ceiling, bending at the edges as if on water surface, while the ceiling hides a system of points for hanging elements like hammocks or exercise bars and spot lighting. 

At the same time, it hides a visually unappealing girder or ventilation above the kitchen island.

The original unnecessarily large and dark entrance has been divided by a closet wall into a hallway and walk-in closet. 

The closet room in the centre works as a filter into the bedroom and recording studio. The kitchen takes form by the extrusion of large drawers coming out of the walls.

The inserted countertop and sink are made of African granite with a structured surface. The wall with randomly placed shelves is covered with plywood, making it soft to touch and lean against, while it also features a small wine cabinet. 

A shelving wall with small drawers is a space for books, sound system and other objects from the equipment of the musician owner.

The WIN Awards showcase the very best global creativity and talent in interior design across categories covering interior products, practice and projects as well as branding concepts. The full list of winners of the WIN Awards 2018 is here.

 

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