The main disadvantage of the interior we faced was a long, narrow internal corridor, which both provided access to all rooms and separated them from one another. The corridor was dark, with an excessive number of doors (totalling nine). All our efforts were focused on changing this situation. First of all, in the newly developed design we opened the entrance part of the corridor to the living room and kitchen. The overabundance of doors was limited to just 1 !!! (the entrance door), while their functions were taken over by sliding wall elements, the biggest one with dimensions 4.5 m by 2.7 m! We decided to use three colours – dark grey applied on unchanged interior elements, warm yellow to mark residents’ private space, and frosty white to fill in the remaining area. Dark brown wooden floor and fluffy floor coverings were selected to match the three colours. The interior is connected with a terrace made of pine wood, which turns into a bench on one side, and into an openwork partition on the other – the neighbour’s side. There is an outdoor fireplace and a barbecue embedded in the partition. The only room we intentionally left untouched is the child’s room, although a piece of private space was introduced here as well (a yellow wardrobe).
Foto. Łukasz Zandecki