Relax Underground

Interior of a specific relax center in Prague Prague / Czech Rep. / 2018

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Client: Relax Táboritská, www.relaxtaboritska.cz


Location: Táboritská 10, Praha 3


Area: 120 m2


Year - project: 2016-2017


Year - realization: 2017-2018


 


Main architect: Lenka Míková


Contact: +420 604499097, [email protected], www.lenkamikova.com


Address: Myslíkova 9, Praha 1


 


Cooperation: Vítězslav Danda, Kateřina Blahutová


Civil engineer: ing.Petr Benedikt, Ateliér Okulet, www.okulet.cz


 


Photo: BoysPlayNice, www.boysplaynice.com


 


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...


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...


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.


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.


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…


 


Products / suppliers:


All custom/made furnishings – Target design s.r.o.


Reception Light – Shibari by Bomma


 

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    Client: Relax Táboritská, www.relaxtaboritska.cz Location: Táboritská 10, Praha 3 Area: 120 m2 Year - project: 2016-2017 Year - realization: 2017-2018   Main architect: Lenka Míková Contact: +420 604499097, [email protected], www.lenkamikova.com Address: Myslíkova 9, Praha 1   Cooperation: Vítězslav Danda, Kateřina Blahutová Civil engineer: ing.Petr Benedikt, Ateliér Okulet,...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work started in 2017
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Client Relax Taboritska
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts / Wellness Facilities/Spas / Tourist Facilities / Interior Design / Custom Furniture
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