Project: Ice Cream Shop Ještě Jednu
Architects: Holky Rády Architekturu
Author: Barbora Kudelová
Project location: Minoritská 2, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Completion year: 2021
Gross Floor Area: 29,5 m2
Photographer: Barbora Kudelová
Graphic design: Steezy Studio
The ice cream shop is situated in the centre of Brno on the Minoritská street in one of the old apartment buildings in the city centre. The space is made by vaults and is quite small. This was the main challenge to fit all the kitchen necessities in. The task was to create an ice cream shop with a kitchen background, ice cream bar, freezer and coffee corner.
The concept works with genius loci, uses the vaults and arcs and refers to the origin of Italian product at the Czech place. The space of the preparation kitchen and the ice cream bar are divided by a glass partition. People behind the glass become the alchemists who prepare the frozen delicatessen.
The ice cream bar with its shape and texture also refers to Roman history and becomes the fundamental object of the space. The front part of the shop is made with in-built freezing box with ice cream boxes. The details are stainless sinks that resemble the street fountains of south European states. You can wash your hands as you enter the shop before eating the ice cream, behind the bar the sink serves as hygienic sink for stuff. This space was fun! Playing with three words – reference, reflection and arc. Every time you enter there is something new that catches your sight. Come in!
stainless steel – working spaces, sinks
tiles – kitchen
glass – partition
concrete – ice cream bar
painted metal – lights
textile – curtain
Products and Brands
Spaherae light — Dechem\www.dechemstudio.com
10×10 tiles — Winckelmans\www.winckelmans.com
curtains — Zips Interier\www.zipsinterier.cz
freezing boxes — Eiskon\www.eiskon.cz
floor — Dekor Italia\www.decoritalia.cz
concrete bar — Créer\www.creer.cz
HRA or Holky Rády Architekturu (in English Girls who like architecture) is a young architectural studio. Barbora Kudelová and Kristýna Sirová were colleagues at the university of architecture, later on they founded studio in 2020 and since then have been working on different projects together. There are various types of projects in the portfolio, starting mainly with interior design, but recently also projects of family houses, public spaces and other interesting architectural and design topics.