Collection by Sarah Akkoush

Our Dorm Definitely Did Not Look Like This


In Poznan, Poland, architect Adam Wierciński transforms a 1929 residential flat into student dwellings for four.

Student housing conjures images that are anything but glamorous: basic, utilitarian, and sterile spaces are par for the course. Architect Adam Wierciński challenged this norm when he reimagined this 1929 apartment as living quarters for four students. He aimed to selectively preserve original architectural details where possible. Starting with an already compact apartment, Wierciński’s team got creative to extract four distinct private living spaces and common areas, all in less than 900 square feet.

Each student room has a dedicated workspace that's clean, bright, and functional.
The subdued white and grey interiors help highlight details such as the flat's original wood floors.
Working within the constraints of a modest budget, the design team creatively mixed custom-designed pieces with more...
Two green accent walls—one seen here in the dining room—are the only departures from the strategically white backdrop.
One student bedroom features the second green accent wall.
The bathroom features graphic eye-catching Vives floor tiles surrounded by Opoczno wall tiles and clean white plumbing...
Original transom windows from 1929 were preserved during the two month renovation.
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