PL Architects was established in 2004 in Poznan and designs buildings across Poland. Interior design is also a specialty of the studio. Therefore, it is to no surprise that the office of this design studio features an impressive lay-out. The architects adapted an old, unused attic and transformed it into a beautiful light and airy workspace. 17 FAKRO roofwindows were installed to provide fresh air and daylight. This realization won the first prize in a contest organized by Foorni in the category “attic”.
We designed our own studio within a formerly disused attic space in an historic quarter of Poznan. We sought to maximize the space and reveal its character to provide an inspirational working environment whilst allowing our clients to experience our style of architecture and design. The attics original wooden rafters have been expressed by designing a physical separation between themselves and new divisions within the space. This separation is emphasized by introducing flush white walls, cabinetry and office furniture creating a clear contrast between the old and new. We introduced 17 windows to provide the previously dark attic with a world of natural light and view of the neighborhood beyond the rooftops. A second level storage area is accessible by a sliding steel staircase that can be moved aside when not in use.
Nothing in our office is pretending to be anything else; what we see is either our modern work or the building's original construction. Just the way we like it!