Relax Underground in Prague

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Relax Underground in Prague

Commercial Spa Architecture in Czech Republic – design by Lenka Míková

27 Aug 2018

Relax Underground

Main architect: Lenka Míková

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Relax Underground

Relax Underground in Prague

A special „relax“ centre that serves as an hour hotel was a really unusual brief and a big challenge – as well as the given underground space with no windows. The main issues were to avoid vulgarity while meeting all the specific requirements of such a hotel, how to create intimacy, how to use existing brick walls and vaults without resembling to a medieval torture chamber…

Relax Underground in Prague

Relax Underground in Prague

The approach was to create a world of its own, with a bit mysterious, slightly bizarre yet still elegant and most of all intimate mood. The interior is inspired by the aesthetics of David Lynch movies, the main corridor makes a tribute to a scene from Under the Skin movie. Intimacy is supported by the play with lighting effects. The rough masonry is contrasted by a minimalistic treatment of all the new surfaces that are united by a single colour. To emphasize a „luxury“ feeling there is also an additional decorative surface, almost at the edge of a kitsch – which doesn‘t matter in this case…

Relax Underground in Prague Relax Underground in Prague

Relax Underground in Prague Relax Underground in Prague

The visitors seeking an asylum are welcome by inconspicuous street entrance and then led downstairs into the dark to a safety gate, which is a symbolic threshold. Once allowed they continue by a long corridor with a slightly confusing lighting that cuts them off from the outside world. At the end there is a light over a reception from which they continue to one of the five rooms.

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Relax Underground in Prague Relax Underground in Prague

There are three major rooms, each with a specific „water feature“ and its own colour – the blue one is „Royal“ with a large jacuzzi, the green one is “Relax” with a bath tub, the red one is “Hot” with a show-of shower. Each of them has also its own stone texture. The other two rooms are smaller, cladded like a wooden cabin with a bold, almost exotic wood texture.

Relax Underground in Prague

Relax Underground in Prague

The rooms are logically dominated by custom-made beds with distinctive fronts, they also feature some practical details but in a discreet way – who needs them, finds them. Generally the design is not so much about the specific use of the place, it’s more about the aim to make a parallel underground world with an appropriate atmosphere where visitors could forget about the life outside, at least for a while…

Relax Underground in Prague

Relax Underground in Prague

Relax Underground, Prague – Building Information

Description: Interior of a specific relax center in Prague

Client: Relax Táboritská, www.relaxtaboritska.cz
Location: Táboritská 10, Praha 3
Area: 120 sqm
Year – project: 2016-2017
Year – realization: 2017-2018

Main architect: Lenka Míková

Cooperation: Vítězslav Danda, Kateřina Blahutová
Civil engineer: ing.Petr Benedikt, Ateliér Okulet, www.okulet.cz

Products / suppliers:
All custom/made furnishings: Target design s.r.o.
Reception Light: Shibari by Bomma

Relax Underground in Prague

Relax Underground in Prague

Photos: BoysPlayNice

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