The Red Pif in Prague
This interior has to be a background allowing the enjoyment of good wine and food here and now. It is determined by the high quality of craftsmanship of materials linked to wine producing – oak wood for the floor and bar counter, and reinforcement bars (used in vineyards as supports for vine stems) for bottle shelves. In course of filling the shelves with bottles they disappear from view and transform into a wall of bottles.
When rooms on the ground floor of a house from the 19° century were cleaned of disturbing modifications their authentic quality surfaced again. After the impersonally cool wall paints were removed, the history of the house appeared – remnants of original paints and plasters mingle with scars left after the house was structurally modified. Touching them is a special experience; seeing their graphic quality.
The existing shop windows provide contact with the exterior so important for a restaurant in a city centre. The rotating screens were designed for evening wine tastings or private celebrations; in their structure a free interpretation of the method of cardboard boxes bottle storing can be seen. They allow the shop window to completely close.A visitor then finds himself in a wine cellar separated from the reality of a city. Yet the shop window does not turn blind, but transforms into the restaurant’s big logo.
ph. AI photography
Project: Jakub Fi_er, Petra Skalická – Aulík Fi_er architekti
Client: K4winwe sro
Location: U Dob_ensk_ch 1, Prague
AULÍK FI_ER ARCHITEKTI is an architectural practice involved in various architectural activities from town planning, design of different types of buildings (particularly office and residential ones), to renovations and/or interior design.
Ing. arch. Jan Aulík established the office named Studio A in 1992. Jakub Fi_er became a partner in 2007 and the office was renamed Aulík Fi_er Architekti.