The Rounded Loft in Prague, Czech Republic is a minimalistic design of boundless space even with its narrow foundation. Designed by A1 Architects, a fluidity of interaction is integrated from within as the common rooms are all connected starting with the entrance hall slightly continuing to the living room and kitchen, which opens up to an upper gallery used for guests. The private spaces such as bedrooms are separated from the more common activities rooms.
To reach specific fluency of space, some of the interior corners were rounded off to give the space its unique smooth character. Due to these softened corners, one moves freely and the boundaries of walls somehow disappear. Even the staircase, with integrated fireplace and library, climbs up the rounded corner. The railing is made out of thin stainless steel net, so it is safe but also smooth and transparent.
Next to the main continuous living space there are three bedrooms and one study room, and some storage spaces integrated mostly as built-in furniture. The issue of materials was another important part of the project. Their main attributes are touchableness and pure naturalness. Most of the wooden furniture are custom designed pieces. Beige large format tiles are used on all attic floors to support the feeling of continuity; wooden beams have been left exposed. The kitchen counter is made out of black granite stone which is next to bright marble on the wall behind. There, walnut wood was used for the dining table and ash veneer for the light above. Via
Photos: A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka