Sixty-Nine: Contemporary Home Design in Žižkov
Sixty-Nine is a contemporary maisonette apartment in Žižkov, Prague, Czech Republic. Designed by No Architects, this project was inspired by two paintings, incorporated into the design and given a respectful living space.
From obvious connections to the discrete ones, such as the color of the wall coating behind the bookshelves, the project blends contemporary art with practical solutions to create a simple and comfortable living space for a family.
Revitalizing a Maisonette in Žižkov with Contemporary Art
This Žižkov maisonette was designed to create a living space that values fine pieces of contemporary art and gives them a place to exist. Studio No Architects incorporated two paintings by Vladimír Houdek and Josef Bolf as the main source of inspiration, while harmonizing the interior with the colors and edges of the paintings.
Number 69 Inspiration
The number sixty-nine, represented in a painting by Vladimír Houdek, has a special meaning for the owners of this space. This inspiration is reflected in the furniture and specially designed heating covers. The unusually rough edges of the paintings are echoed in the kitchen cupboard doors, providing an interesting contrast to the otherwise neutral palette of the room.
The elegant melancholy of the Josef Bolf painting is thematically referenced by the teardrop-shaped lights and the placement of the painting. It was visually connected to a large waterfall painting seen through the living room window, designed by Patrik Hábl. The shade behind the bookshelf was mixed to harmonize with the object above the bookshelves, further emphasizing the artistic elements of the space.
Functional Living Space
This living space is not just an art gallery, but a functional home. Its layout, sanitary hardware and covers have been changed, the heating modified, and an air conditioning unit added. A new set of stairs connects the floors, illuminated with some sacral lighting. The furniture is custom-made, from the bed to the cupboards and dining table.
The maisonette in Žižkov was designed to not only provide an aesthetic home for fine pieces of art, but to also provide practical solutions for a family who values and appreciates art. The incorporation of two striking paintings gives the interior a unique character, while the colors and edges of the paintings reflect the thoughtful design of the space.
Photography by Studio Flusser
Visit No Architects- by Matt Watts