Guculska Residence / replus design bureau
Textual content description offered by the architects. Guculska condominium is a undertaking by the Replus bureau that rethinks conventional Hutsulian ethnic fashion throughout the neo-renaissance Austrian setting.
The undertaking was about refurbishing and redesigning an outdated condominium in a historic constructing within the coronary heart of Lviv on Hutsulska Road. The constructing itself was constructed in 1892-1896, so our undertaking designers determined to maintain all the pieces that survived in an excellent situation from these occasions. Conserving genuine components and including some new ethnic components created a way of time, highlighting the trendy features of this area.
Context. From the very starting, we have been restricted by extraordinarily slender and lengthy rooms, subsequently our main purpose was to create a way of additional area by way of mirrors and proper furnishings positioning. The condominium was in a sorry state, therefore the cracked ceilings within the kitchen and in the lounge needed to be eliminated. Above these ceilings, we found outdated picket beams that we stored. A few of them have been already rotten, in addition to the kitchen ground. We dismantled these components and bolstered the construction. Having built-in underfloor heating, we lined the ground with pure marble tiles. Parquetry flooring within the rooms was additionally renovated all through the condominium.
Wall sconces have been put in very fastidiously due to the small frescos we had discovered within the bed room. We scraped off quite a few layers of paint from the genuine late Nineteenth century doorways between rooms and varnished them. One other factor to have been saved and repaired was a classic mid-Nineteenth century wardrobe. It turned black through the years, due to a number of layers of varnish. We determined to not contact the floor, we simply realigned it, made minor fixes, and left it because it was.
A historic range from the Levynskyi manufacturing unit was reincarnated in a giant open hearth. It was achieved following a basic expertise by Depend Rumford, a British inventor, the place a fire isn’t deep and its angled sides replicate warmth into the room. It’s not a typical expertise both in Ukraine or within the neighbouring international locations.
Designing this area, we have been making an attempt to retain a sure ambiance and spirit of an condominium within the historic centre of Lviv. We additionally wished to intensify a pleasant neighbourhood setting in Lviv’s typical courtyard the place neighbours talk from their balconies. As a part of that idea, we changed the home windows that face the courtyard utilizing massive aluminum frames that open huge. The home windows on the principle façade have been replicated in accordance with an outdated expertise utilizing wooden and authentic window fittings.
Kitchen. A giant gentle multifunctional kitchen desk carries a sink, a cooking floor, and a few area to have breakfast or to do business from home. Open walnut kitchen cupboards guarantee straightforward and fast entry to all the pieces with out pulling any doorways.
Lavatory. The lavatory is small, so we needed to hold it unobstructed. There’s neither decor nor furnishings within the lavatory, solely the necessities. We couldn’t think about a rest room and not using a window, as a result of it’s an important room the place the day begins. We would have liked extra daylight, so a further little spherical window was put in. The sink is supported by a burned log. We positioned a tub within the bed room to offer an opportunity to benefit from the sounds of town with wide-opened home windows whereas taking a shower. It’s value to say that there are not any ceiling lights within the lavatory, within the kitchen and in the lounge. The air con system was positioned within the attic above the condominium.
Bed room. The bed room’s format was altered to isolate the kids’s room. A partition was made with the door reinstalled, glass added on the high, and cloakrooms organized on the sides. The condominium’s proprietor wished to make use of two picket beams faraway from an outdated Hutsul home within the nation. These beams with engraved inscriptions originate from the home that was constructed by the proprietor’s grandfather. Because the outdated home doesn’t exist anymore the beams are of particular significance and create a hyperlink between the household generations.