Socialist District Apartment

Residential House

Socialist District Apartment stylistically fits into the architectural style of MDM social realist city district built on the ruins of post-war Warsaw. Details of the designed furniture and doors correspond to Polish ornamentation from the 40s and 50s. New bespoke furniture has been juxtaposed with this renovated in art deco style. The decor of the flat is complemented by paintings of the Polish artists from the first half of XX century.

The flat is located in socialism realism Warsaw district which was built from the beginning on the ruin of the destroyed city. Behind monumental buildings elevation designed by best Polish interwar architects we can find perfect quarters urbanism and too small flats regulated by communism standards.

The project started in November 2021 and was completed in December 2022. The apartment is located in the center of Warsaw.

It was a challenge to renew the 70-year-old ruined interior with damaged installations and leaky windows, to make it correspond to the renovated building. Searching the history and looking for related objects made the designing process more interesting.

The flat underwent various changes during the renovation process. New internal space divisions were made, along with changes in the floor levels. The installations, including electrical, plumbing, heating, and ventilation, were all replaced. Bespoke built-in furniture and doors were added, along with new multi-glass acoustic windows. The flooring consists of oak and waterjet-cut tiles and stones were used for the finishing touches.

The apartment spans approximately 65 square meters and features two rooms, a salon, and a bedroom, along with a kitchen and bathroom.

"It is not often the case that an architect has a chance to work for someone he understands and truly likes. We both wanted to design a luxurious urban apartment for an active businesswoman," says Roland Stanczyk, the designer behind the Socialist District Apartment.

The design of the apartment was inspired by the history and architecture of Warsaw's socialist realist district. The designer's interest in Polish history, especially architecture, played a significant role in the project. The building itself had been modernized with great attention to detail, maintaining its previous look. The interior design of the apartment was made compatible with the architecture of the entire building.

The unique features of this design lie in its ability to blend the old with the new. The bespoke furniture and doors pay homage to the socialist realism era, while the renovated art deco furniture adds a touch of modernity. The interior is further enhanced by paintings from famous Polish artists from the first half of the 20th century.

The Socialist District Apartment has been recognized for its exceptional design and received the Iron A' Design Award in 2023. This award is given to well-designed, practical, and innovative creations that meet professional and industrial requirements. The design is respected for integrating industry best practices and competent technical characteristics, providing fulfillment and positive feelings, contributing to a better world.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Roland Stanczyk
Image Credits: Roland Stanczyk
Project Team Members: Roland Stanczyk
Project Name: Socialist Apartment
Project Client: Roland Stanczyk

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