Vinotéka Red Pif by Aulík Fišer Architekti
Made in 2010 by Czech studio Aulík Fišer Architekti, the Vinotéka Red Pif is, as its name shows, a Prague’s wineshop. A salon/restaurant inspired by the French stalls. To avoid any artificiality, contrary to the world of grand crus, the architects decided to restore this XIXth century’s dwelling according to its original look. The walls have thus been freed from all the paint and paper layers accumulated through time to let appear the plaster and its signs of wear. On the ground, oakwood, while the shelves are replaced by the metal frames used in the vineyards. Lastly, second-glazings shaped like bottles adorn the windows but allow the light to filter through in such a way, from outside, the commercial function of the place can be seen, ensuring at the same time a complete isolation for the space of tasting. The shop front so transforms into a real logo as wide as the restaurant.