mode:lina studio has designed a functional micro live & work space for maciej kawecki, owner of polish design group brandburg studio. the flat — which is a neat 37 square meters in total — incorporates kawecki’s living room, office, kitchen, bedroom and washroom — and even manages to include a secret hiding spot for the designer’s six year old son.

the shelves can be easily removed to reveal the play room
image by patryk lewinski



mode:lina’s main objective was to create a functional, intimate space for brandburg business meetings that could also be used for more casual creative development workshops. after work, the flat needed to transition seamlessly into a calm, domestic space that could accommodate the needs of both the designer and his son. 

the studio incorporates a bedroom, kitchen, living area and office space
image by patryk lewinski



on one side of the room, a lofted wooden structure lifts the bed onto a second level, while incorporating the kitchen and computer space below. the spaces most notable characteristic is a sliding wall of shelves, located behind the computer space, that can be removed to reveal a secret play room for kawecki’s son, with storage place for toys. the rest of the space is left open and flexible for business use, with a large exposed wall space for workshopping ideas and a desk for meetings that can also be used as a dining table in the evenings. 

one side of the room is a flexible office space, perfect for meetings or casual gatherings
image by patryk lewinski

a lofted unit raises the bed onto a second level
image by patryk lewinski

a small window looks from the kitchen into the play room
image by patryk lewinski

the computer area is located beneath the stairs
image by patryk lewinski

a bike rack on the wall allows for simply, easy storage
image by patryk lewinski

the play room has shelves of its own, concealed within the wooden structure
image by patryk lewinski

black and yellow — bradburg studio’s colors — are recurrent throughout the studio
image by patryk lewinski

a simple design allows for a number of flexible arrangements
image by patryk lewinski


concept drawings for the space
image courtesy of mode:lina



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edited by: peter corboy | designboom






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