A Modest, Modern Apartment for Living and Working

Maciej Kawecki, owner of Brandburg Studio, hired mode:lina™ after finding the perfect apartment in Poznań, Poland to become his new place to both live and work. With just 38 square meters (approx. 398 square feet) to work with, every component had to serve many functions for his office and life, along with incorporating a “hiding room” for the owner’s six-year-old son.

Besides offering the function that he needed, Kawecki wanted a space that looked professional enough to host business meetings, while being safe and comfortable for him and his son.

They used OSB (oriented strand board) to create a box that would serve multiple functions – a kitchen, bedroom, office, and hidden kid’s room. While some of the boards are left in their natural, unfinished state, some was painted black for a modern contrast.

Hidden behind the moving shelf is a “secret” spot for toys and treasures to remain when not in use. When the child is there, the shelf can be moved to give the kid his own place to play.

A simple ladder hangs over the desk and gives access to the loft bed. A long white wall opposite the box becomes a place to store the owner’s beloved bicycle.

Photos by Patryk Lewiński.

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.