T Lounge by Studio pha

Studio pha have designed T Lounge, a retail tea-selling store that features a central skylight. The store is located in the historic district of Prague, Czech Republic.

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The designer’s description

Presented work shows the tea-selling shop – commercial unit no.7 in the historic Prague passage, at present called Broadway. The default original space itself is quite narrow with ragged side walls around, but it has a wonderful central skylight – the round shaped glass vault. For us this element determines the whole space orientation and hierarchy, so the interior concept is based on it´s fundamental and inspiring effect.

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Newly embedded wooden structure follows this centerpiece and creates the new order, giving the logic and harmony to the room, and separating it from the background facilities.

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The structure grid not only defines the new space morphology, but solves the original dissected walls as well as the electro sockets, HVAC and other technical elements by hiding it.

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Wooden lightweight structure should evoke the symbolism of traditional tearooms and create acomfortable “zen” environment for tasting tea – the place for customers to enjoy the magic moment feelings

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Design: Studio pha – Marek Deyl, Jan Šesták
Cooperation: Martin Vybíral
Contractor: Bernt Interiery
Building design: KPS stavby
Photography by Filip Šlapal