Brandburg Home Studio is not a comfortable apartment nor a nice workplace, but the two things at the time. With just 37sqm of surface, the Polish architecture studio Mode:lina have achieved to create a space that meets perfectly the needs of its tenant and adapts itself to his day to day life, both professional and personally.
The designer Maciej Kawecki was looking for a multifunctional space to stablish the office of his branding company Brandburg Studio. The main function of the project was to create an attractive place for business meetings which acts also like personal workplace and creative workshop. On the other hand, it was also necessary to include all the functions of a comfortable apartment to live, with the plus of being a safe and friendly place for his six-year-old son.
The intervention strategy of Brandburg Studio is based on the design of a central piece that contains a great part of the living and professional functions, without the need of transforming the main apartment structure.
Brandburg Home Studio contains in a central piece all office and home functions in a flexible and efficient way
This central piece is a big container-furnishing –built in with OSB panels- that incorporates, on one since, a work area with a desk and, on the other side, the kitchen facilities. These two areas are separated by a mobile shelving unit that hides a play area with storage space for all the toys. At last, the upper part of the module contains a bed accessible by a built in ladder.
The rest of the apartment is left as a diaphanous space, open to a flexible use, both for working and for living. A table with castors was specially designed for Brandburg Home Studio and can be easily moved and used as a central table for meetings or as a dinner table. It was also incorporated a wall device to hang Maciej’s beloved bicycle -painted in his company’s colorings- optimizing the space.
Photos by Patryk Lewinski