The architects main task was to create unique and friendly environment for a young couple. Expetations that their clients put in front of them required designing multifunctional studio. It had to be composed of daytime space, night space, kitchenette and working area, all that on less than 27m2.
Originally the interior was supposed to be divided into hall, two small rooms and kitchen. This division made the apartment even smaller and had strengthen the feel of small amount of space. The architects proposed opening whole area by demolishing walls in order to create so-called “open space” without any noticeable divisions.
Their main intention was to create interior which could reflect the character of young couple and at the same time could provide effect of integrity and neutrality. They decided to use simple and modern forms, subdued colors which they broke with dominant red sofa. It took a lot of time and energy to find material that would complement our idea and could provide appropriate character to whole project. Finally they used OSB board of which they made kitchen cabinets and desk top.
Cheap building material after varnishing became noble and perfectly fitted in white interior. Due to such a small space available all of the furniture were designed specially for that apartment and were manufactured by carpenter. Next step was to match proper lighting. Cubist plafonds were main source of light, lit working area downlights and industrial kitchen wall lights.
In small interiors it is crucial to act with moderation when you are choosing accessories and how many of them you want to use.Location: Warsaw, Poland Architects: GRUPA A TRZY | Natalia Berowska and Andrew Kazulak
Photographer: Natalia Berowska