Berlin architecture firm Atheorem has utilised dark grey curtains and metallic fixtures to update an apartment that dates back to the late 1800s in the city’s Mitte district.
Atheorem employed a restrained colour palette to pair with the unique wood floors all through the apartment in central Berlin.
A lot of of the historic attributes of the rooms have been retained, which includes flooring, plaster mouldings, doors and windows, but modern elements have been additional to the bathroom and kitchen.
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“They have been developed in an abstract style in order to develop a sublime contrast to the original Victorian design and style attributes, while echoing their materiality and tonality,” Atheorem stated in a statement.
The all-white bathroom characteristics minimal fittings and involves a set of curtains that can be utilised to area off a massive shower space when needed.
Open storage room is set into on wall of the kitchen, which also attributes a metal perform surface and brass fittings.
The herringbone-patterned parquet floors in the residing room have been restored, and a floor to ceiling bookshelf has been extra to the dining room to house books, folders and information. The two rooms are divided by a set of bi-fold doors.
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Elsewhere in the apartment curtains have been employed to “define spaces and develop atmosphere” and conceal extensive storage in the bedroom, as well as generating a soft alcove for the bed.
Atheorem was founded by Patrick Loewenberg and Carla Rocneanu, who together have more than 20 years of encounter working in the fields of housing, retail, hospitality and exhibition design and style across Europe.
Other regional studios that have tackled residential tasks in the city contain NOWlab, which added a hidden fireman’s pole to a two-storey apartment in Kreuzberg. Architects Spamroom and John Paul Coss made the most of a 21-square-metre apartment in Moabit with the addition of an internal wooden unit that developed a new floor.
Photography is by Christop Rokitta.
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