July 20th, 2017

Štajnhaus Guest House by Studio Ora

Words by : Raka Prayuga / Photograph by : BoysPlayNice

Štajnhaus guest house has recently opened its doors to public after being renovated by Czech studio Ora. Located at the foot of Mikulov Castle, a landmark in the Moravian town in Czech Republic, the house combined the building’s original medieval sensibility with a contemporary aesthetic of ascetic elegance and modernist charm.

This building is registered as a cultural monument and has sustained extensive damage throughout its history as well as numerous reconstructions and alternations that had irrevocably altered its original character.

Both guest rooms and a holiday residence for its owner that had renovated, features an assortment of distinct characteristics mined from its rich history such as plastered double-barrel vaults, wooden ceiling beams, quirky windows of different shapes, as well as a restored vaulted brickwork wine cellar, all tied blended well where you can’t easily recognize what is old and what is new.

The guest room is named after the color of their floors, they are Yellow, Blue, Green, Gray, and White. Designed with a bleached out palette of white hues and natural wood finishes and furnished with bespoke pieces made out of recycled wooden beams and lightweight rough steel. The material provide strong accents ambience of muted tones.