Apartment 41


Timisoara, Romania




Interior design


84 m2


Marius Gaman, Ana-Maria Branea, Stelian Gaman



The available views and indoor-outdoor relations have determined the minimalist interior decoration style. In order to accentuate the view as the interior’s defining element, all spaces were oriented towards the exterior and designed in a simple manner that doesn’t compete with the scenery but acts as its background. The rectangular shapes and sombre colour pallet employed respects the modernist style of the building.

As some important spaces, kitchen, bathroom, were undersized, while circulations were generous in size, it was decided to spatially reorganize two areas without affecting the structural walls. Spaces were divided based on their intimacy gradient through the use of thick functional walls that hide the accesses to private areas. Thus, activity islands were created. The kitchen isolates itself from both the inside and the outside. The living room become a single unit with the access, the residence’s only public space. The sleeping and working areas are protected by a hidden access, while the working area can furthermore isolate itself from the interior by encapsulating itself in a continuous furniture wall.

Intimacy represents the main theme of the layout, the location and height allowing for a complete openness and transparency towards the exterior.

Relatia cu exteriorul si privelistile oferite au determinat stilul minimalist al amenajarii de interior. S-a hotarât orientarea spatiilor catre exterior si accentuarea privelistii drept element definitoriu al apartamentului, subliniata printr-o amenajare simpla ce nu intra în contrast cu peisajul ci creeaza un fundal pentru acesta. Formele rectangulare utilizate si paleta sobra de culori respecta arhitectura modernista a blocului. Deoarece s-a observat ca unele spatii importante, bucataria, baia, erau subdimensionate, în vreme ce circulatiile erau prea generoase, s-a optat pentru o reorganizarea spatiala a doua zone, fara a afecta peretii structurali. S-a decis separarea spatiilor din punct de vedere al gradului de intimitate prin intermediul unor pereti grosi din mobilier ce ascund accesele în spatiile private. Astfel, se contureaza insule de activitate. Bucataria se izoleaza atât din exterior cât si din interior. Camera de zi devine un spatiu unitar cu zona de acces, singura zona publica a locuintei. Zona de noapte si cea de lucru sunt protejate de un acces ascuns, mai mult chiar zona de lucru putându-se izola din interior prin încapsularea întru-un perete continuu de mobilier. Intimitatea constituie tema principala a amenajarii functionale, locatia si înaltimea permitând o deschidere si transparenta totala catre exterior.