Lukáš Kordík knew his 1930s apartment in Bratislava had a lot of "rough-hewn charm," which eventually came out after he exposed the brick walls, the concrete ceiling vaults, and installed bright blue (and slightly modified) IKEA kitchen cabinetry—his modernist addition to the space. As he told Dwell in a recent feature, "I wanted the kitchen to be one simple block of color without any additional design." More photos below:
If you're wondering about the green dish rack, as I was, it's the Dish Doctor by Marc Newson for Magis ($96).
Kordík uses the floor-to-ceiling cabinet to store almost everything: appliances, dishes, food, snacks, and cookbooks.
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(Images: Gut Gut Architects for Dwell Magazine)