A plywood platform was designed to sit within the existing envelope of the studio, utilising the generous ceiling height to create a level change that helps define new living and sleeping zones.
The change in level created by the new bed platform was an essential factor in the re-planning of the apartment's amenities.
"The bathroom floor level was raised to match that of the bed platform, allowing the kitchenette's plumbing to be relocated from it's original position to the entry space," Prineas says.
The length of the original bathroom was slightly reduced to gain more space for the kitchenette's new position in the entry. A floating batten timber floor and ceiling creates the illusion of depth and space and extends the aesthetics of the living and sleeping areas into the bathroom.
The custom timber battens are rounded in profile and produce a sense of warmth and tactility underfoot, helping give the new bathroom the look and feel of a sauna.
Bespoke black steel elements in the studio modern iterations of the Deco style extend into the bathroom through the black fittings and a custom black shelf.
"The entry to the reconfigured studio now opens to the kitchen, with the bathroom accessed via the sleeping area," says the architect.
Eva-Marie Prineas, Architect Prineas
Utility shelf in shower
Toilet and accessories
White mosaic tiles from Bettertiles
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Bathrooms – Highly Commended
Mirror fronts, black melamine interior
Rogerseller showerhead, Astra Walker shower mixer
Floor and ceiling
Turpentine timber battens
Concealed LED lighting
10 Nov, 2017