The reconstruction of an apartment on the 8th floor of an old eastern-style concrete apartment block near the center of the city Ostrava was completed in 2021. The apartment is used by a young couple for living and working.
▼项目概览，overall of the project © Martin Jakubec
The two-bedroom flat has been converted into a generous open-space apartment. The loggia of the apartment with a beautiful view of the city is oriented to the west, providing a lot of sunshine in the main living space. The given type of prefabricated block of flats is one of the few in the Czech Republic which offers the possibility of a full-length balcony window in the main living space. The concrete panel forming the balcony windowsill was cut, and a glass wall was placed between the balcony and the main living space.
▼朝向西侧的阳台被改造为小型温室，The balcony facing the west was transformed into a small greenhouse © Martin Jakubec
The eastern part of the layout is a small study separated from the surrounding areas by polycarbonate walls. If necessary, the study can be visually separated by folding shutters. The connecting space between the entrance area, the study, and the main living room is utilized as a kitchen. The main living area is equipped with lightweight, easily portable furniture and serves as a dining room, gym, studio, virtual reality game room, and relaxing space for wellness.
▼起居室，living room © Martin Jakubec
A small conservatory was created in the balcony space, accessible from a raised platform that flows seamlessly from the balcony into the interior of the apartment, creating seating, storage, and a raised bed area. The balcony door can be fully opened to connect the living space and the conservatory.
▼集成式家具提供了充足的储物空间，build-in furniture provides ample storage space © Martin Jakubec
▼可折叠打开的木制百叶为书房与主要生活空间之间提供了隐私，Folding open wooden louvers provide privacy between the study and the main living space © Martin Jakubec
The original kitchen was connected to the bathroom and turned into a spa with a Finnish sauna, bath, and shower in a “wet“ area with a view from the west window.
▼浴室，bathroom © Martin Jakubec
▼芬兰桑拿，Finnish sauna © Martin Jakubec
The concrete panels were cleaned of the original plaster, repaired with rectifying mortar, and painted with a unifying coat. The coarse concrete is complemented by built-ins made of brushed spruce wooden panels. All materials are chosen with regard to their possible wetting.
▼位于过渡空间中的厨房，kitchen in the transition space © Martin Jakubec
▼温室阳台细部，details of the balcony greenhouse © Martin Jakubec
▼平面图，floor plan © TVARY
▼剖面图，section © TVARY