CHERDAK. Bar in the attic

Project type: Interior
Status: Built
Area: 131 m² + 41 m² terrace

Year: 2013
Location: Minsk, Belarus
Team: Dmitrij Kudin, Laura Malcaitė, Janina Basova

Photographs: Darius Petrulaitis

Furniture restoration:


This bar in the attic of a newly rebuilt house in Minsk Old Town stands out as an example of honest use of raw materials. 
The original brickwork is left bare,
the bar counter is executed in the same brick.
Two main features organize the space.
First, it is a multifunctional structure in pine boards, which spans across the entire space. It has a bar, a lamp, a shelf and a coat rack. Taken together,
it highlights the space as an archetypal attic.

Second, it is a soft seating structure occupying an otherwise unusable space found under a low ceiling. The dividing elements “mirror” the sloped ceiling,
so the space becomes complete.
Smaller objects of the interior,
new or old, have been carefully collected
by architects from different sources.
The old-fashioned garland comes from USA, the bar stools are from brilliant German designers, old chairs come from a school in Ireland, a number of armchairs bought in Lithuania and renovated date back to the soviet period, other objects come from Swedish flea markets.

Project received awards for professionalism and as the best lighting design project at the “Interior of the Year ‘13” contest.