Residential ArchitectureApartmentsSmall Attic Apartment in Vilnius by AKTA

Small Attic Apartment in Vilnius by AKTA

Small Attic Apartment in Vilnius by AKTA

Project: Small Attic Apartment in Vilnius by
Interior Design: AKTA Interiors
Authors: Dovilė Piekytė, Dovilė Paunksnytė
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Area: 45 sq m
Project year: 2020
Photographer: Darius Petrulaitis
Copywriter: Dangiras Bugas – AKTA

It was an early Sunday morning of mid-June, when her pleasant dream was invaded by a screamy “twee twee”. Through her slowly opened eyes, sharp light entered her mind, and blurry memories of last night soon followed. Her head was heavy.
“Twee twee,” a little bird kept continuing it’s evil song right outside the opened window. “Not again. Why now? Stop it,” she weeped. The bird song was fast transforming into one dental drill soon-to-be broken in her mouth.
With her head under the pillow, she spat out lunaticly: “I’ll kill you; or I’ll kill myself. This is the end.”
The end, however, found itself another way.

kitchen by AKTA

To quit bird songs in early mornings after late night outs – and for several other reasons too – she and her lover bought an apartment in Vilnius city. Their cozy suburban house, surrounded by nature, still perfectly serves as their main home from Monday to Friday.

kitchen by AKTA

To set the new small attic apartment so it would best suit the couple’s weekend escapes to urban life – that was the task we were invited to undertake this time.

Small Attic Apartment in Vilnius by AKTA

Given the task, and type of the apartment – attic, we started with solving quite a disproportion between the relatively extreme height and small area. Shaping the layout as open as possible seemed like a felicitous solution.

Small Attic Apartment in Vilnius by AKTA

Full integration of all home appliances was another move we made to avoid household boredom. To extend the feel of modern architecture of the building, in which the apartment is situated, we chose concrete, dark wood and polished steel as the major interior materials.

Small Attic Apartment in Vilnius by AKTA

Sharp and neutral, enriched by classic cobalt blue details, the interior, at first glance, may resemble some mysterious hotel room. Well, the “home sweet home” impression was definitely not the target in this case. Rather, a private “crime scene” set for weekend pleasures was what we together with the client sought.

interior design by AKTA

bathroom by AKTA


Subscribe to our newsletter

Peter’s House in San Francisco by Craig Steely Architecture

The house presented in the contiguous images, named Peter's House, is located near Dolores Park in San Francisco. As you can also see in...

Georgian Bay Cottage / AGATHOM Co.

The northern Georgian Bay island is remote, breathtakingly beautiful, and entirely private. However, the poor old original cottage was tired, the log walls had rotted to a degree that made the structure dangerous, there was nothing to save.

Dr. Bravura Bird’s Nest Drink & Dessert Store

A variety of works of nature feature hexagons and curves, behind which is the subtle arrangement of molecules. The studio Towodesign recently completed a bird's nest drink and dessert shop for Dr. Bravura.

Satispay Office, Milan / Balance Architettura

The Satispay’s new offices are placed in the neighborhood of Isola, in Milan, located almost at the same distance between Centrale Railway station and Porta Garibaldi Railway station.

SoMa Loft in San Francisco by Studio VARA

Offering spectacular Bay Bridge views, this two-level loft was an uninspired white box chopped up into many small rooms. Having worked with the owners on another home in the Carmel Valley, the designers wanted to bring a similar warm, modern and spacious character to this loft that celebrates the view while offering two-bedroom suites for overnight guests.

Recommended Stories