Location: Riga, Latvia Year 2006 Area: 100m2 Team: Zane Tetere – Sulce with the participation of Edijs Grunsbergs Photos: Gvido Kajons
The apartment is located in a renovated Soviet era factory building. The interior is based on exposing the existing concrete constructions which are complemented with simple materials such as veneer, metal, concrete and plaster. From day one, the apartment is the handiwork of its owner Edijs with the interior concept a creative collaboration with his friend Zane Tetere-Sulce.
Edijs was attracted to the property because of its ceiling height of 4,5 meters which made it possible to design an apartment across 1,5 levels. The floor on level 1 is made of lacquered oak with tiles in the entrance area. On level 2 the floor is lacquered veneer. The sliding doors are made from sheets of OSB.
Many pieces in the apartment have a special story. The bath is a vintage cast-iron piece treated in a special technique by master Juris Markulis who also produced the decorative plaster masterpiece on the bedroom wall. The mirror above the sinks is a second-hand market find. Numerous items including the table and chest of drawers are pre-loved but restored. The bedside tables are made of blocks which are usually used for constructing buildings.
Illustrating that creativity knows no bounds and limited budgets are no restriction.