It is hard enough to design an ergonomic and aesthetic modern apartment in limited space, but the task becomes trickier when you need to also incorporate a design studio within the limited confines. Add to this the need to transform it into a safe and kid-friendly setting that a six-year old can also enjoy and you have the Brandburg Home and Studio in Poznan. Crafted with care and creativity by mode:lina studio, the smart apartment occupies just 37 square meters and manages to squeeze in a multifunctional studio, apartment and even a secret storage unit for the homeowner’s kid.
This was accomplished by using a custom-crafted box made out of sterling boards that sits at the heart of the revamped apartment. The cool box holds a dashing kitchen in black on the outside, a loft bed that acts as the bedroom and a home workstation that offers ample storage space. Inside the box one finds additional storage units along with a secret hideaway for the little one at home. There is also a cool cabinet that tucks away all those bundles of toys even as the open living area charms with a simple gallery wall, a small couch and a table on wheels.
The minimal design of the apartment was specifically created to ensure that clients who step into the space do not feel like walking into a home. Yet, once the weekend rolls in or the sun sets on a long day, the apartment can be turned into a cozy, safe and wonderful living environment that is also welcoming. [Photography: Patryk Lewiński]