This distinctive and historic constructing is positioned in charming Vilnius oldtown and included within the UNESCO World Heritage listing. Nevertheless, the renovation of the constructing in 2020 transformed its premises into residential residences, not leaving a lot of its historical past inside.
The Inside’s historical past is mirrored in new home windows with an genuine look and outdated brick arches round them. The primary resolution was to revive and protect these genuine brick arches. To emphasise these areas – a skinny white window board was chosen. Sensible switchable glass movie was put in within the home windows to make sure they continue to be clear as a lot as potential, and but have privateness for its residents.
The second resolution was to wash inside areas to type rooms with simplified geometry. To take action, we replanned a partition wall placement and raised the door top to match the prevailing door opening in a load-bearing wall. While the house had loads of ceiling top, new constructing reinforcement constructions, put in in the course of the 2020 constructing renovation interval, created a number of irregular geometry elevations across the ceiling. The largest problem was to re-arrange ceiling areas with out dropping an excessive amount of top or with out overlaying distinctive brick motifs.
The primary purpose was to create an general mild and ethereal ambiance. A brighter coloration palette was chosen to counterbalance deep partitions and lack of direct daylight as a result of northeast orientation of the primary home windows. To present a pure texture background, white clay plaster was chosen for the partitions and ceiling. Oak chevron flooring appeared like a pure match for an condominium positioned in Oldtown. By way of furnishings, customized furnishings constituted of oak, and lined in oak veneer complemented the selection of flooring and introduced heat to the house.
The condominium’s proprietor is a jeweler with very genuine style. Working collectively we sought proportional concord utilizing sleek and big object combos. Her love for elegant chrome steel particulars and delicate travertine stone enabled us to contemplate and have these supplies all through the inside. Her ardour for Scandinavian furnishings helped us to undertake a contemporary and minimalistic fashion all through all rooms.
Undertaking title: Ethereal condominium; Design: Ikures studio; Undertaking completion 12 months: 2023; 67sq.m. Situated in Vilnius, Lithuania; Photographer: Mona Avik;
Supply: Inside Zine