This small apartment for a frequent traveler to the capital of Lithuania has a split personality. Vilnius-based YCL Studio created a sharp diagonal that separates the apartment into two distinct wholes marked by contrasting materials. This dual nature of the interior creatively separates the sleeping quarters from the main living space.
The owner was looking to transform his existing apartment to accommodate two people, but remain open and spacious. The architects met this request by splitting the apartment into two parts, with an open-plan main living area bathed in natural light. Terracotta tiles dominate the bedroom and bathroom and meet the white walls of the living room along a sharp line.
These contrasting conditions convey the alternating nature and moods of daytime and nighttime patterns. Monochromatic tones, clean lines and an open-plan give the living room a more spacious feel, creating the impression of a single continuous volume.