Thanks to open-plan layouts and modular design, small living spaces have become great venues for entertaining guests and throwing parties. The same goes for this 80-square-meter apartment in Poznan, Poland, with its sleek minimalist surfaces, open kitchen and a retractable projection screen that turns the living room into a cinema. Polish studio Mode:lina Architekci completed the project in 2014 to create a dynamic mixture of private and visitor-friendly spaces.
Similarly, the new Open/Private Apartment in Poznan can act as a cozy private area and a space for hosting cooking parties, game-watching evenings and playing video games with friends. Big, puffy sofas combined with fine wood give warmth to the place. The owners report being happy with the mixture of spaces, especially the bedrooms, which have no Internet or TV, and the library or small office, where books are the only source of entertainment.
“This room is about work, reading books or typing. It’s a place where decor have to stay back. A thought, that’s what counts the most in here! [The] bedroom is a snug place, without Internet or television. Here, you can relax from everything…but books!”
Photos by Marcin Ratajczak