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Ema Butrimaviciute Designs A Light-filled Apartment-gallery In Vilnius

Apartment B9 / Ema Butrimaviciute, Vilnius

Norbert Tukaj

This 100 square meters apartment recently designed by Lithuanian architect Ema Butrimaviciute, Co-Founder of UTOPIUM studio, is located in a modern housing that borders Vilnius old town and cozy park. The laconic architecture of the building inspired to design an airy and light apartment-gallery, where art objects play the main role. The white and neat facade of the housing perfectly reflects the leitmotif of the interior.

 Apartment B9 / Ema Butrimaviciute, Vilnius

The apartment is divided into two functional zones. The ground floor is a calm zone for working and sleeping. Three private rooms and a bathroom are connected with a spacious hall where stairs is a core element. Hanging steel structure helps to make the stairs visually lightweight, while glass elements create playful reflections between natural and artificial lighting.

Instead, the upper floor is dedicated to the living room and kitchen with dining area. Open space planning allows exploiting the natural light that comes from both, eastern and western facades. The only closed area here is the second bathroom; though it has a visual connection with a staircase through the glass.

 Apartment B9 / Ema Butrimaviciute, Vilnius

Texture was a keyword choosing finishing materials. Warm bright colors and halftones make every object to pop up and make a statement. The only distinguishing built-in elements are kitchen and fireplace. Industrial brushed steel facades contrast with expressive marble pieces. The rest of the space remains neat and clean – perfect frame to expose the art which will be collected through years.

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