‘Finowstrasse Third Floor’ is a 140 m2 apartment in Friedrichshain, Berlin. ALLENKAUFMANN studio designed the apartment to accommodate starter-family expecting in-law visits and the possibility of renting-out, while still being enjoyable to live in, entertain and retreat after work. Several walls from the original layout were demolished to open the space and allow light to flood from one space into the next. Dynamic cross views from adjacent spaces and corners connect otherwise separate rooms and spaces to one another. Simple formal details in “trocken-bau/gypsum-board” and well-proportioned spaces with subtle material changes give the apartment harmony and flexibility and an unidentifiable cost of construction.
Photography by Ann Katrin Warter