An attic reconstruction

An attic reconstruction

We like to say that the basic idea behind our blog is client education. That being said, the truth is this: a private interior is very personal – if you think about it, you can tell very much about a person after seeing hers or his apartment. It is natural for people to be involved in the process of their apartment design but as architects, we sometimes feel frustrated with too-involved, stubborn clients. Ideally, clients would say what they want and what they like, and then give us some freedom to work our magic.

My very first out-of-the-college project was a reconstruction of our family summer house attic. What I learned then, I still find to be true – working for a family member is one of the most challenging tasks for an architect, at least for a young architect. Continue reading “An attic reconstruction”

​My kitchen remodel – one phase of a single-family house reconstruction

​My kitchen remodel – one phase of a single-family house reconstruction

You have decided to remodel your kitchen. You found some inspirational projects, you read about basic rules for kitchen design, you set the budget. You thought about your habits – which you will not change for your lovely new kitchen, and you thought about what is bothering you in this kitchen and what would you like to change.

Great start! That’s exactly what I did. Continue reading “​My kitchen remodel – one phase of a single-family house reconstruction”

3 things to have in mind while designing a studio apartment

3 things to have in mind while designing a studio apartment

There are so many great blog posts and articles about beautiful studio apartments that makes us wish we lived in one. They are all clutter-free, bright and cozy.
People who live in studios might be surprised by the fact that we really believe that those gorgeous apartments are not just make-believe scenes for photo shoots. Of course, there are few important things to have in mind while designing a studio apartment and it can be very helpful to pay attention to those details when you see photos of an interior that you like.

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