Additive Refab: Old House Infilled with Minimalist Modules


New houses give architects a blank slate to work with, but a far more common question is: what does one do with an existing structure and limited budget?

Rather than revamp the floor plan, modify the walls or refit new windows, Sepka Architekti took an additive approach to this remodel, filling in blank spaces with a toolkit of functional living accessories that also shape space.

The result is a language of light wooden furniture, furnishings and fixtures that intentionally stand out against the bare backdrop provided, but unfold to accommodate the basic needs of the dwelling and create a secondary visual language in each zone.

In some places, the resulting pieces hide additional functionality – in others, they become planes that wrap overhead and inform the look and feel of the room.

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