Project type: Interior
Area: 63 m²
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Team: Laura Malcaitė, Dmitrij Kudin, Janina Basova
Photographs: Darius Petrulaitis
The Living Spaces That Change
This modest living space of 63 sq m may be shaped and reshaped according to dweller's needs. The layout of movable partitions and functional zones allows formation of as many as eight different spaces.
In a modest-sized apartment, adequate space and sufficient daylight are of vital importance. It is often the case that one of them is inadequate, sometimes both...
The idea of rooms as isolated spaces becomes fuzzy when partitions are removed, flooding the newly emerged space with daylight on all windowed sides. The spaces become visually connected, and the whole apartment may be walked round. It is owing to the moving wall systems that the space is easily transformed, adjusted to dweller's needs and mood thus reflecting his or her individuality.
The apartment space is only contoured by outwalls. Its segmentation is realized not by walls but rather by furniture volumes. In this way the space available is used most efficiently. The only room that has real walls is the bathroom. The furniture acts not only as moving walls but it also functions as interior finish.
The monumental black cabinets are counterbalanced by the delicate parquetry texture and elaborate furniture design. The interior design employs two main finishing agents: the herring-bone oak parquet and the black wood chipboard. The horizontal flooring overlaps the vertical surfaces. This makes a certain impression of a space that has no end or a mirror reflection.