A fitted kitchen, a seating nook and a desk area are all contained in oak-lined recesses in the otherwise black walls of this apartment in Ljubljana, Slovenia by regional studio Arhitektura d.o.o. .


Named Black Line Apartment, the 70-square-metre house is found within a just lately developed complicated in the Slovenian capital. Arhitektura d.o.o. – whose preceding projects incorporate a loft conversion – was asked to organise its empty interior to create a home for a young couple.


A bathroom was presently set up so the architects focused on the primary living region. They set up black fitted units along both side, leaving the central area free of charge for a dining table and a lounge location.


“We wanted to connect numerous functions from the entrance to the residing room in one component,” architect Boštjan Gabrijelčič told Dezeen.

“In purchase to develop as a lot space for the kitchen, we placed the second element on the opposite side.”


Inside these units, they created three oak-lined recesses – every designed to suit distinct uses.

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The black units lining a single side of the space enclose a kitchen incorporating an oven, hob and sink, connected by a worktop with cupboards and an extraction hood over. This addition stretches the total length of the wall and culminates at a window searching out onto the apartment’s balcony.


Units extending along the opposite wall are interrupted by an oak insert containing substantial bookshelves, as properly as a surface that can be utilized as a desk.

A set of doors beneath the surface opens to give legroom for the desk, although drawers are positioned to one side of the workspace.


The units on this side of the living area extend from a door foremost to the balcony in direction of the apartment’s entrance and two bedrooms for the owners and their children.


At the far end, one more niche supplies a room for casual seating. More cabinets extra to the finish wall of the bathroom opposite the seating nook are faced with mirrored doors.


The apartment’s current flooring informed the decision of wood for the cabinetry, while the dark surfaces are intended to offer a warm and rich contrast to the otherwise vivid and neutral space.


“We employed the black paint to demonstrate the new interventions in the apartment,” Gabrijelčič additional. “They are combined with the oak information that connect with the existing oak wooden floor. The colour blend give us a feeling of elegance and discretion.”

Photography is by Jure Goršič.

Undertaking credits:

Company: Arhitektura d.o.o.
Authors: Boštjan Gabrijelčič, Aleš Gabrijelčič

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