This warm 100 square meter apartment is located in the historic center of Mladinska ulica, in Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia, located in the northeast of the country, on the banks of the river Drava and near the Austrian border. Its style reveals the architectural beauty of cities built at the end of the 19th century. In this remodeling, the architects were able to show that in many cases, the best option is to purify and clean to start anew rather than to add new elements.

The work was carried out by the architects Boštjan Matul and Vita Posinek from the architectural firm Arhitektura AB objekt d.o.o., and completed in 2016.

Less than a century ago, the brick was considered to be of less value and covered with plaster to prevent it from being visible. Today, it is a material that easily adds charm to an interior when used in its décor. With this in mind, it is easy to see that when the plaster was detached from the interior walls of this apartment, the poetic essence of the building reappeared.

This apartment was not intended to be part of a shelter or a family home, it was to be used only as a place for leisure. With this idea as a starting point, the space was opened up completely.

The existing doors were removed and the oak parquet floor was preserved, successfully achieving a wonderfully cozy space.

Interior view with exposed brick walls and arches between the rooms
Interior view with exposed brick walls and arches between the rooms
Lounge and kitchen area
Interior view with exposed brick walls and arches between the rooms
Modern room with integrated bed and bath
Modern room with integrated bed and bath
Modern room with integrated bed and bath