Apartament nr 13
interior of an apartament in a pre-war house
The interior before the renovation was divided into small narrow rooms. There were no visible old and original detais. Previous owners invested in PVC windows and put in steel vandal-proof doors. Only the height of the rooms – about 3 m indicated that the apartment may have a story to tell.
The implemented idea was to create an “impression of space”, by opening certain parts of walls. Black steel frames helped in this, through which you can observe the changing daylight and shadows in the interior, without being surrounded by walls.
A general renovation was carried out. In the project, the key issue was the choice of materials. Cement-lime plasters were specially made to reveal their natural beauty (we did not paint and did not fill in the cracks that arise as a result of plaster hardening) and have only placed colorless impregnation.
An oak stave was laid on the floor in the rooms and the living room. Bathroom and kitchen floors have been carefully made of terrazzo on white cement. Also the kitchen countertops were made of terrazzo. The kitchen furniture was made of black steel.
To complete the story, as many details as possible from the original interior have been recreated.
Wooden windows and wooden entrance doors were made on the model of the original ones existing in this building. Signed brick obtained from demolition was used to erect some walls. Once the apartment was heated with tiled stoves, to recreate such atmosphere, a classic iron stove was connected.