Ovenecká 33 is a unique apartment in Prague, Czech Republic, where the design is approached as an art installation, like an immersive experience designed by creative Tereza Porybná and Objektor architekti. Porybná has always been fascinated by the art of connection, whether it’s connecting people or exploring the boundaries between different realms, all while pushing the limits. Her vision for Ovenecká 33 is a space that transcends the ordinary, a place where public and private spaces intertwine, and a home that is ever-evolving, just like life itself.
Walking through the doors of Ovenecká 33 is like stepping into a world full of creativity. Porybná’s collaboration with Objektor architekti, led by Jakub Červenka, Václav Šuba, and Vojtěch Šaroun, brought her vision to life. Initially inspired by the likes of Luis Barragán, Valentina Schlegel, and Bijoy Jain, the project soon took on a life of its own, becoming a space with unique design elements.
Some of the more captivating features of the apartment are its hidden corners and geometric details. The unique interior reveals itself in layers – there’s a home throne, a kitchen that feels like a cave, and a secret doorway in the library. Various shaped niches are carved into the walls, while geometric shapes of stone are embedded into the floors like a giant mosaic.
The horizontal nature of the space offered an unobstructed world for the designers’ imaginations. They conceived the new design as “living scenography of changing and permanent backdrops.” A central core helps create various pathways and unexpected viewpoints, while the sun’s movement continuously changes the patterns of light on the stucco walls.
The main living space is dominated by a massive concrete island that serves multiple purposes.
Ovenecká 33 isn’t just an apartment – it’s also designed as an art gallery. Porybná’s dream is to share the space with creators and invite them for artist residencies, ensuring that the apartment remains in a state of perpetual transformation.
While the apartment is predominately filled with shades of gray, additional colors are brought in, along with warm woods, to make the space more cozy and livable.
A small, minimalist bathroom explodes with colorful light reflections through a stained glass window.
The light-filled entryway leads to a hallway with a built-in throne clad in woven textiles, which doubles as a piece of art.
Photography by BoysPlayNice.