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White doesn't have to be boring! Interior remodeling project for a house in Poznan

11 of August '21
Technical data
Name: House reconstruction
Location: Poland, Poznań
Studio: Atelier Starzak Strebicki
Design team: Jola Starzak, Dawid Strębicki, Luis Gómez Soriano, Anastasiia Oksiukovska


90 m²



The interior of a house for a family of four in Poznań's Juników district was transformed under the guidance of architects from the Atelier Starzak Strebicki team into a minimalist haven, where white, wood and books dominate, and functionality plays first fiddle.

The existing space of the Poznan house required considerable changes - some of the walls were demolished, others were moved, and still others were built. These measures made it possible to create a clear plan with a spacious, bright living area and an open kitchen, three bedrooms and practical storage spaces (a closet and a storage room).

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projections before and after remodeling

© Atelier Starzak Strebicki

We based the design of the ninety-square-meter house on the idea of making the interior spacious, and this in turn required us to rearrange the existing layout of the rooms. We decided to tear down a number of walls limiting freedom, which also interfered with bringing out the metric potential. As a result, we gave the apartment functionality, and each place in the interior gained the possibility of its practical use," explains the concept of architects from Atelier Starzak Strebicki Mateusz Nowicki.

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view of the living area

photo: Danil Daneliuk

bright and spacious

And so after the metamorphosis, the heart of the house became an open living room with a kitchen. The existing wall in this part was replaced with an I-beam stringer, an opening was also broken through for a new, large glass window surrounded by a deep wooden frame, which adds a modern character to the interior, and a new door leading directly from the living area to the garden was inserted.

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large glazing surrounded by a deep wooden frame adds modern character to the interior.

Photo: Danil Daneliuk

The entire living space - both walls, ceiling and floor - is white. The white, which, as the architects from the Poznan studio proved with this project, doesn't have to be boring at all, provides a background for the somewhat austere wooden furn ishings (kitchen built-in, table, bookcase filled with books) and colorful accents - paintings, dark green sofa, multicolored carpet and green front door.

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white walls, ceiling and floor are the backdrop for a variety of furnishings

photo: Danil Daneliuk

stylish accessories

Both the living room and the rest of the house are filled with a variety of furnishings that stand out against the snow-white background, from completely modern to furniture with a history, such as the stylish three-door wooden closet with a mirror in one of the bedrooms or the raw table (bench) in the living room.

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interior of the house

Photo: Danil Daneliuk

tailor-made minimalism

This is not the first interior design project by architects from Atelier Starzak Strebicki, in which functionality, spaciousness and simplicity reign supreme - drawing on such examples as the arrangement of the Kahawa cafe and bookstore in Poznań or the reconstruction of an apartment from the 1950s. XX century with multifunctional "wall-furniture", one can see the designers' characteristic minimalism tailor-made for future users - not too formal but creating a good space for living.

compiled by:
Ola Kloc

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