I knew the designs of the architects from PB/Studio long before I took up interior photography for good. So, when shortly after starting my photographic activity the designers contacted me with a proposal to perform a joint photoshoot, I immediately knew that there was extremely interesting and important cooperation ahead of me.
The apartment which I had the opportunity to photograph, combines everything that I value PB/Studio group for: ingenuity, taking into account the context of the place, originality and the use of non-obvious materials. From the first moment, I appreciated the idea of exposing a fragment of a reinforced concrete wall in the living room and bedroom – usually a similar operation can be observed in tenement flats with real brick structure, while it is uncommon for an architect (and an investor!) to emphasize that the location of the project is an old prefabricated tower block. What a clever and unconventional solution!
Other curiosities found in the project include: the 'ombre’ effect painted on the walls, concrete countertops, plywood kitchen furnishing and the original color palette which, combined with the furniture collection found in the interior (some of them are second-hand!), is a loose interpretation of the midcentury modern style. Importantly, the project was finished even before the style of the 1960s became so fashionable on the Polish market so the designers from PB/Studio once again showed that they like to think and design outside the box.
Interior design: PB/Studio
Photography: Hanna Połczyńska / kroniki