a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment designed by UGO
 

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment designed by UGO

over three levels, and an area of 1023 ft2 (95 m2), UGO architecture has realized a contemporary residence with an individual character in poznan, poland. located within the warzelnia housing complex, the bronek apartment is designed to maximize the space and the views, which include picturesque forests and brewery ponds.

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment, designed by UGO designboom

image by PION studio

 

 

the apartment spans over one floor and two mezzanine levels, which help give the space an airy, loft-like feel. upon entering, residents pass by a small toilet and coat cupboard before stepping into the open plan kitchen and dining room, which extends outside onto a terrace. this floor also contains the living room and a large window to bring in swathes of natural light. the bedroom, wardrobe and the open bathroom with a bathtub are situated on the mezzanine, designed by UGO to be the owner’s private space.

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment, designed by UGO designboom

image by PION studio

 

 

the main purpose of the design is to emphasize the views of the surrounding nature, plan a large storage space for the owner’s vinyl and wine collections, and preserve the character of the open space. as a result, the only separate room in the apartment is the small toilet on the ground floor, whereas the rest of the zones have become a homogeneous space, connected with a consistent color scheme and material palette.

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment, designed by UGO designboom

image by PION studio

 

 

due to numerous non-standard solutions, steel is the dominant material used in the creation of most elements, such as the kitchen arrangement, the vinyl storage shelves, and the double flight stairs. the height of the apartment allowed the third level to be implemented – the steel structure on which the bathtub is located. the uncovered concrete mezzanine ceiling creates balance with the aged oak panels on the floor. finally, the colors of the interior are maintained in earthy tones, linking to the natural surroundings outside.

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment, designed by UGO designboom

image by PION studio

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment, designed by UGO designboom

image by PION studio

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment, designed by UGO designboom

image by PION studio

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment, designed by UGO designboom

image by PION studio

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment, designed by UGO designboom

image by PION studio

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment, designed by UGO designboom

image by PION studio

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment, designed by UGO designboom

image by PION studio

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment, designed by UGO designboom

axonometric by UGO

a steel staircase doubles as storage in this poznan apartment, designed by UGO designboom

ground floor plan by ugo

 

 

project info:

 

project name: bronek

location: warzelnia, poznan, poland

architect: UGO

 

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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