In this project, plusminusarchitects transformed a four room flat into an open working space. The flat is situated near town center of Bratislava on a forth floor of a housing block originally designed and inbuilt 1928 by Otakar Nekvasil. It’s a old brick structure with wooden ceilings and no central heating. The brief was to transform this apartment right into a design studio with the cheap not exceeding 7500 EUR. The duty was to take away all existing walls and create an open space with only one partition within the middle.
The concept was to insert as few materials as possible, adding only two wooden boxes produced from chipboards.One is used as a primary wardrobe with space for printers and materials which aren’t needed everyday. The second one contains a toilet with all necessary facilities and kitchen inserted from the opposite side. The unique wood ceiling and brick walls painted in white are contrasted by the only real black wall used as blackboard for project and sketches. Where is furnished in a variety of different styles, because the studio believes in a mix of new, old and borrowed. This makes where feel alive, without resembling a showroom of recent furniture. [Information provided via e-mail by plusminusarchitects; Photos: Martin Šveda and Peter Simoník]