Reconstruction of an apartment in a former monastery
• Reconstruction of an apartment in a former convent
The apartment is 100 square in Trnava, Slovakia, is located in a former convent, built in 1719. In the middle of the XX century it was converted into a residential house. Authors of the project JRKVC set a goal to transform this space with a lot of layers of time in a clean and functional home. Architects managed to uncover the advantages of the old construction methods, laid in a reasonable budget.
After a brief of the design process, it became clear that the main focus will be on the living room. This is an open space with a restoration of the original forms of the ceiling and a library full height of the wall. Part of the library can be rotated and is a secret door to the bedroom, located on the other side of the rack, connecting the two parts of the apartment. The owners of the apartments is a young childless couple. Now this space is open plan, but in the future will be quite enough a small intervention to transform it into a three-room apartment.
Photo: Peter Jurkovic