In transforming a 16th century-Czech Republic residence into this guesthouse, local studio ORA celebrated an assortment of original details including old plasterwork, semi-circular windows and stone steps.
Renderings of Starck's interiors show the use of local materials including marble quarried from the Brazilian states of Paraná and Bahia. A twisting marble and Corten-steel staircase is depicted as it sweeps down onto the marble floor.
Natural light flows through the home from windows located at each end of the apartment and from a skylight in the gabled roof. The neutral, mostly white and grey palette keeps the space bright, with light bouncing off the walls and tiled surfaces.
"The premise was to develop a project in a plot between infill buildings, while reducing to the maximum extent possible the loss of green spaces due to the construction of the house," said the architects.