Just because a building is old doesn’t mean it’s necessarily outdated or obsolete. Old structures have a lot of character and a history behind them which can’t be replaced by anything else. We love the idea of taking an old house and updating it but with respect for its past rather than a desire to start from scratch.
The strategy here was to keep all the architectural and design elements worth preserving and to integrate a bunch of the original elements into the new design. Features like the exposed brick walls or the ceiling are remnants of the past and they add a lot of charm to this place. To all of these pre-existing features the designers added a bunch of new features creating a mélange of styles.
They also reorganized the overall layout of the apartment, dividing into a day area and a night zone. At the same time, the division of these spaces was done through furniture and decorations rather than vertical dividers. The result is a more open and bright interior with a serene ambiance.
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