Polish architectural studio MUS Architects designed in 2016 the interior of this 46 square meters modern industrial apartment located near Wawel Castle in Krakow.
From the architect:
The base and purpose of the project intervention is the apartment, housed in a restored old tenement house located at Wawel, in Cracow.
The place is small, has a surface of 46m2, but the height of 330cm in the light of the room allowed us to think of the local stratification of utility functions and create mezzanine. By analyzing the requirements and lifestyle of the customer, we considered maximizing the open living space (living room) and creating a bedroom on the mezzanine above the entrance strip of the apartment.
Therefore, in the space of the apartment are separated zones: entrance with a hall, kitchen open to the living and dining room, bathroom and separate children’s room. The bedroom zone above (entrance to the apartment, kitchen, and bathroom) on the mezzanine was divided into the master bedroom (separated from the living room) and the children’s bedroom (available from the children’s room). It is worth noting that due to the way of living of the client’s family, the apartment is not used on a daily basis, and is mainly a “private haven”, a meeting point, one of the living spaces of the client and his family.
Thanks to the accepted arrangement of space, we could fill the desired customer’s functional plan on a small surface while maintaining the space of the day zone, opening up to the undoubted strengths of the space – high interior, attractive balcony and large windows and what is outside the house.
The apartment was designed functional and modern. The language of aesthetic articulation is compact and minimalist, and the layout of the space is legible and tailored to the needs of the client.
The interior is dominated by white ash wood and a black skeleton of lumps levitating in space that order and accentuate the elements of the composition. The entire composition is complemented by free standing furniture of famous and esteemed producers.
Photos courtesy of MUS Architects