before and after

before & after: attic rental apartment renovation

by Kate Pruitt

This Before & After is a great example of how an interior with very little in it can be incredibly stylish — as long as the space and items within it are well designed. The Hier war Goethe nie “Design Aparment” was designed by Mark Pohl and a group of fellow graduates from the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. The concept was to create a rental apartment that also acted as a living showroom, where everything in the apartment is available for purchase. It’s an awesome idea; imagine how cool it would be if you could live with the products you consider buying to gauge their quality and function. I love the look of this minimalist loft space, particularly the home-within-a-home architecture. Fantastic work, Mark! — Kate

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Time: 6 months

Basic Steps:
Because we had only slanting walls, I needed the possibility to have vertical planes for the bathroom. So I developed a little house built in the middle of the apartment, with a strict idea: to put a bauhaus into a house!

My advice to all people who have a similar project in mind: Start right away! I had no idea how to renovate a house, but I just did. I bought some books and started working. So in fact, it was a learning by doing! — Mark

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