Architect Dimitar Karanikolov Loft 9B
After several years living and working in London architect Dimitar Karanikolov and interior designer Veneta Nikolova moved back to Sofia, where they found a small attic apartment in a newly built development. After spending two years reconstructing the loft, the finished result was modernism's combination of utility, form, and function, blended with a harmony of various styles and new sensibilities from an era since gone.
At the center of the space is the bathroom, set atop the building's elevator shaft and clad with concrete panels, while the building's proximity to its neighbors forced the pair to create their own privacy by lining the terrace with cantilevered aluminum planters. The bedroom's wardrobe meant to look like a suitcase, hiding the guest bedroom and bathroom, complete with a tub that's sinks into the floor. The ventilation ducts are clad in black metal, complementing the magnetic Edison lamps and the lofts custom designed furniture.