Mlékárenská Apartment: Minimalist Design Meets Functionality

Mlékárenská Apartment, a minimalist marvel designed by RDTH architekti in the heart of Prague, Czech Republic, effortlessly blends function and aesthetics within a 74 m2 prefab concrete panel apartment.

This innovative project challenges the boundaries of traditional living, seamlessly accommodating three household members with privacy and shared spaces, all while embodying a captivating ascetic approach to modern design.

Minimalist open-concept kitchen and living area with sleek white cabinetry and modern furnishings.
Minimalist kitchen with built-in cabinetry, open floor plan, and wooden dining table.
Minimalist kitchen with sleek gray cabinetry, recessed lighting, and white countertop.
Minimalist open-plan living space with neutral tones, natural wood furniture, and large windows.
Minimalist living and dining spaces with wooden furnishings and large window.
Minimalist interior with clean lines, recessed lighting, and a person sitting on a white ledge.
Minimalist interior with white furnishings, modern lighting, and a person sitting on a sofa.
A modern bathroom with sleek blue tiles, a minimalist sink, and a large mirror reflecting movement.
Sleek, modern toilet room with striking azure tiling and minimalist design.

About Mlékárenská Apartment

In the heart of Prague, the Mlékárenská Apartment stands as a masterpiece of minimalist design. Crafted by the renowned RDTH architekti, this 74 m2 (796 sq ft) dwelling offers a refreshing take on urban living.

Embracing the Essence of Life

The project’s key focus is on stripping away the unnecessary and embracing the essential. By challenging the preconceptions of material possessions, the design team has created a space that fosters mental clarity and spiritual freedom.

Reprogramming the Prefab

Leveraging the adaptability of the prefab concrete panel construction, the designers have transformed the apartment into a harmonious haven. They have maximized the available space, creating a fluid layout that seamlessly merges private and communal areas.

Dual-Purpose Spaces and Flexible Living

The centerpiece of the design is the multifunctional living room-bedroom. A simple curtain allows for instant privacy, transforming the space into a cozy retreat or a private cinema. Simultaneously, the sons’ rooms offer ample storage and adaptable sleeping arrangements, fostering independence and efficiency.

A Neutral Canvas for Personalization

Throughout the apartment, a uniform palette of white furniture and surfaces creates a blank canvas, encouraging the owners to infuse the space with their unique personality. Carefully placed bursts of blue, along with the exposed concrete elements, add depth and character to the minimalist aesthetic.

Embracing the Prefab’s Heritage

Rather than concealing the prefab’s structural features, the design celebrates them. The joints of the concrete panels and the remnants of the original systems are embraced as integral parts of the apartment’s identity, honoring its architectural legacy.

A Family-Centric Oasis

Ultimately, the Mlékárenská Apartment is a harmonious haven that caters to the needs of the family. By striking a balance between privacy and community, the design empowers the owners to live mindfully and embrace the essence of their lives.

Photography by Filip Beránek
Visit RDTH architekti

- by Matt Watts