We can assume that when we think of a Home with a capital H, we don’t exactly picture a brutalist interior. However, Plus One Architects’ Tusarova Apartment design does its best to erase that preconception from our minds. Let’s take a look around an apartment where brutalism rules!
Grimness and raw concrete—the Prague interior is made truly homely by clean elements and the aforementioned stylistic traits. The residence is located in a 1970s apartment building, which is instantly recognizable thanks to the Brutalist style designed by architect Karl Filsak. Raw harmony inside and out. The interior was dreamt up by Kateřina Pruchová and Petra Ciencialová from Czech Plus One Architects. The design duo ticks several boxes of Brutalism features, creating a monochromatic experience in terms of color, while you can almost perceive the rough feel of the looming concrete columns through photographs.
An important feature of the Tusarova apartment is the living room, which is characterized by airiness and an abundance of sunlight. The space is dominated by the trademark concrete pillar, which nevertheless does not overpower its surroundings, but blends in. The most striking element of the common space is the kitchen, which arbitrarily marks the center of the apartment.
Oak wood is a recurring motif in the imposingly grandiose kitchen, which emerges from the white walls. In addition to the aforementioned dark oak elements, the unique furniture is complemented by marble-like stone elements that both break up and enhance the rough texture. Another complementary material is metal, which is found in every room, be it a bookcase, bar stool, or bedside table. In addition, stylish neutral colors accentuate the artwork hanging on the walls, brightening up the whole interior.
In addition to style, the functionality should also not be overlooked: the built-in wardrobe in the hallway has plenty of storage space, aesthetically concealed by the designers and enhanced by the magnifying effect of the color white. The bathroom, in contrast, is dominated by dark colors, which go perfectly with the concrete blocks and stainless steel wash basin elements.
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