Apartment in Sofia | Fimera Design Studio


Design Office: Fimera Design Studio

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Photographs: Kris Shopov

Loft 9b | Dimitar Karanikolov – Veneta Nikolova


Description by Dimitar Karanikolov:

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 but interesting attic apartment in a newly built development.They spent the next two years reconstructing the place, designing furniture and experimenting with details, and finishes.

A massive dark “cube” occupies the center of the living room, hiding the bathroom (which sits on the top of the building’s elevator shaft). The “cube” is clad in thin (16mm) custom made concrete panels that continue inside as well.

Since the development was set rather too close to the existing higher residential buildings privacy was a major issue. To solve this the entire apartment has been outlined with tall cantilevered aluminium planters – a green aura that surrounds the entire place and makes the terrace appear like a serene courtyard – completely sheltered from the outer world.

A space full with a lot of а carefully crafted details and surprises:
The wardrobe in the bedroom ( designed to look like an old suitcase ) hides a floor level build-in bathtub situated on a second level of the 4.5m space – an area which is used for a guest bedroom / bathing space.
The techniques used to create the wardrobe inspired the start of a new boutique furniture brand – LOFTCASE ( available soon at http://www.loftcase.com)

Air conditioner is concealed in a bespoke made wooden drawer.
Black metal panels encapsulate the ventilation system. Magnet-held Edison bulbs attached to the them, hang above the dining table.

An interior concept aiming at well-balanced hipster modernity garnished with pieces of vintage furniture and accessories.


Design Office: Dimitar Karanikolov – Veneta Nikolova

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Photographs: Minko Minev – Georgi Petev – Dimitar Karanikolov

Apartment in Bulgaria | DontDIY

Description by DontDIY:

The project is home for a single businessman with passion for photography and travel and is situated on the last floor of an old four-storey high building in Yavorov – the first residential complex built in Sofia in the mid 20th century near the city centre. The neighborhood features a lot of small parks and gardens which is made visible and accessible in every room.

The apartment has an open space kitchen-dining-living room while large-scale wood panel doors separate it from the vestibule and the study. A green staircase furniture connects the main level with the attic while also storing the kitchen appliances. The sleeping area is somewhat hidden as its door is part of the large white bookcase in the living room, and it has a separate bathroom, a closet and built-in wardrobe.

The flexibility of the project allows the possible future separation of the attic space into an independent sleeping area as it has its own wardrobe and bathroom, while the study room on the first floor can be easily used as an additional kids room.

Design Office: DontDIY

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Apartment in Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria | Fimera Design

Design Office: Fimera Design

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria