A 17th century brick building in the historical capital city of Moravia, Czech Republic, now houses a gorgeous hostel that preserves the story of the place. Named Long Story Short, the hostel infuses the original building with a contemporary feel and combines raw materials with vintage furniture. Prague-based Denisa Strmiskova Studio renovated the building by highlighting its history, while enriching it with contemporary design.
The horseshoe-shaped building sits in the historical center of Olomouc, the ecclesiastical metropolis and historical capital city of Moravia. The architects’ main idea was to create the whole concept of the hostel from scratch, including all its equipment and visual layout.
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An organically arched hall, which leads from the reception to all the rooms, is different from every perspective and surprises you constantly when walking through. The team enhanced this shape with sophisticated use of light, black details and pastels that contrast the pure white plastering.
Most of the furnishing, including beds, mirrors, lamps, shelves and bathroom equipment, was custom-made in cooperation with local producers and craftsmen. The architects collaborated with Miroslav Bednář from Prague’s shop Retroobjects in selecting turn-of-the-century modernist designs. Some parts of the hostel are also decorated by original works by Czech artist David Minařík.
Via The Spaces
Photos by Josef Kubicek