Loft Goals In Prague | Cornlofts Triplex Reconstruction
The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, is a city rich in culture with a long and really interesting past. Design buffs find themselves in a veritable paradise amongst all the incredible architecture the city has to offer, from old, historical structures to more modern creations. The two styles work well together, with one providing an interesting contrast against the other. This can be seen with Frank Gehry’s ‘Dancing House’, which is built amongst the traditional gothic and baroque buildings. It’s also evident in the way some Prague locals have made their homes, creating modern spaces within old, disused buildings. One that caught our eye was the renovation of a former industrial building, the Cornlofts, in Prague’s Karlin quarter.
B2 Architecture created a loft for their client who wanted a space they could both live and work in. The architects wanted to retain some of the old industrial feel of the space while introducing modern designs and technologies. The result is pretty flawless and completely not what you would expect it to look like from the outside. In order to increase space and natural light coming into the loft, they inserted glass plates in the central void which brought in more light plus opened up the main living areas.
The client’s working area as well as guest rooms are kept separate on the bottom level of the building, and as you ascend the sculpted staircase, which connects the three levels, you make your way up to the living and entertaining space on the second level. The third floor houses the master bedroom and some more living space, which is connected vertically below via the glass plated floor.
Modern furnishings are found throughout the house and complement the industrial feel of the building really well.