carrara marble contrasts with exposed concrete in the 'geometry apartment' in krakow

carrara marble contrasts with exposed concrete in the 'geometry apartment' in krakow

at the edge of krakow‘s historic center, polish studio blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt  has turned a previously compartalized interior into a stylish home. as the name of the project suggests, the ‘geometry apartment’ is all about the consistent geometric division of space, as well as quality material finishes. 

blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt completes the 'geometry apartment' designboom

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situated on the first floor of a modern tenement house, the modest 570.49 ft2 (53 m2) space was originally divided into 3 rooms, a corridor and a bathroom. the owners appointed blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt to break down the compartmentalized spaces and to make the apartment feel as open as possible.

blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt completes the 'geometry apartment' designboom

 

 

having bought the property when the building was first constructed, the client wanted to keep the exposed reinforced concrete ceilings. they were made so well that even the randomness of the formwork helps to achieve a feeling of cozy yet orderly space. in the final design, all the walls have been demolished and rebuilt and the kitchen appears in the place of the hall. 

blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt completes the 'geometry apartment' designboom

 

 

despite being in one space, the living and kitchen zones of the apartment are clearly defined thanks to contrasting materials combined with a geometric play of shapes. the kitchen is lined with italian panels made with a carrara marble pattern. the rest of the house uses quality materials right down to bathroom. the exposed reinforced concrete ceiling continues into the bedroom, giving the design continuity and a geometric division that gives the apartment its order.

blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt completes the 'geometry apartment' designboom

blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt completes the 'geometry apartment' designboom

blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt completes the 'geometry apartment' designboom

blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt completes the 'geometry apartment' designboom

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blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt completes the 'geometry apartment' designboom

blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt completes the 'geometry apartment' designboom

blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt completes the 'geometry apartment' designboom

blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt completes the 'geometry apartment' designboom

 

 

project info:

 

project name: geometry apartment

type: private apartment 

location: krakow, poland

design: blackhaus karol cieplinski architekt

total area: 570.49 ft2 (53 m2)

year: 2020

status: completed

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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