TISSE bakery Krkonošská

Location Krkonošká, Prague 2
Realisation Year 2021-2023
Project Year 2021
Project Area 165 sqm
Photographer Filip Šlapal

Magdalena Rochová


Radek Jaroušek

Lenka Mandelová
Tomáš Hrubeš
Lnadscape Architecture

The interior of in first stage La Forme Bakery, newly TISSE, from french word paTISSErie, is a continuation of our project of the reconstruction and extension of the Art Nouveau apartment building Krkonošská 14 in Prague Vinohrady. The owner of the building wanted the interior to be in harmony and connection with the house, so our studio was approached again.


Originally, the house was not open to the street. We designed a modification of the facades and layout in the ground floor, new entrances from the street and new premises were created. The house was connected to the ground floor of the street by this intervention. We were inspired by the original historic plans from 1912, when similar entrances were proposed but not implemented. The outer windows in the parterre facing the street were extended to the level of the front door of the house and two steps were added. The left centre window was stretched to the floor level. Towards the courtyard garden, we designed a new balcony door to enter the garden. We designed the whole space as open, with a view from one side to the other from the street into the greenery of the courtyard.


The concept of the bistro and bakery was intended to be open, transparent with the possibility to watch the complete preparation and production of products such as croissants, danish pastry, baguettes and sourdough bread, all in front of the visitors.


From the street, the interior is accessed via a mezzanine levelled staircase up to the main space and down to the basement facilities. The main area is functionally divided into three parts - sales, production and seating for guests.

The sales part of the bakery is connected to the entrance staircase. Between the production part of the bakery enclosed by glass walls and the sales rack with additional assortment, there is a passage to the bistro part with seating for guests. In this part we have designed benches with tables along two walls, which are linked with the furniture masses of the sales and production part. An elliptical table with chairs is designed in the middle of this part.


The entire production area is bordered by production counters with glass walls with clear glass in the front area and an ombré effect transitioning to clear glass in the customer seating area, for greater intimacy. The main oven is located on the longitudinal wall on the border of the sales and production area, continuing into the wall with other appliances. Next to the oven there are shelves for displaying and cooling bread. In the middle of the production area there is an island with a wooden work surface for the preparation of the products.


The sales area is divided into a main sales counter with clear glass display cases, On the back rear wall is located working counter. In the middle of the sales area is a wooden counter with integrated coffee machines.


The material is a combination of terrazzo, wood, stainless steel and glass. In the production area and the sales area, stainless steel gastro appliances are softened by using wooden elements of the built-in furniture. The floor is poured terrazzo, the stairs are made of solid oak. Solid oak wood is used for the sales and production counter towards the customer area. The glass walls in the production area grow  from the wood part of the counter. The ombré effect of the glass is based on the "dusty flour" motif, the effect partially covers the production area but still remains the open concept of the bistro with bakery. In the production area and the sales area, the materials on the work surfaces are alternated, namely solid wood worktops, terrazzo worktops and stainless steel worktops, depending on what each stage of production needs technologically. Linear lighting with spotlights and led strips run through each section and do not interfere with the overall layout. A greenish colour, based on the original colour scheme in the Art Nouveau house, runs through the interior and is reused and recalled here. All furniture is custom designed. The façade is completed with the shop sign.

The bakery is also interesting as there are many nationalities working there, creating a multicultural space. It complements the overall cosmopolitan atmosphere of Vinohrady in Prague.

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