A Modern Apartment in Kraków Organized by Black Frames

WIREFRAME is a modest apartment, spanning just 46 square meters (495 square feet), designed by MUS ARCHITECTS in Kraków, Poland, near the Wawel Castle. While the footprint is on the small side, the tall ceilings allowed them to re-imagine the design plan to include a mezzanine. What sets the interior apart from the rest, is the black frames built to help the functionality of the apartment.

The mezzanine allowed for a bedroom to be built up and out of the way allowing the living room to be more open and spacious.

An open kitchen, dining room, storage cabinets, and a bathroom are situated mostly under the mezzanine level

The interior utilizes white ash wood, black frames, and white surfaces to create a modern, yet minimalist palette.

The children’s room features built-in white cabinets with a circle motif along with a bedroom loft area that’s reached by a compact staircase.

Photos by Janina Tyńska.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.