City Slick: A Cool Apartment for a Couple “Who Lives and Breathes Urban Life’
We understand why so many city dwellers we know prefer bicycles to cars. Environmental reasons aside, finding four-wheel parking on city streets can be a real doozy, while finding two-wheel parking can be as easy as walking through the front door. And now that we have seen this lovely apartment in Vienna, we realize that there is yet another compelling reason for choosing bikes: they make great art.
The owners’ bikes hang in the front and center of the spacious entrance walls. “Bicycles… have special meaning for owners – they are not only their primary form of transportation, but an expression of urban freedom,” says Blaž Kandus, co-founder of Kombinat Arhitekti, an architecture firm based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, who worked on the remodeling. “The character of the apartment and its owners is expressed in this spacious entrance hall.
The rest of the apartment – fun, smart, and stylish – also reflects their personalities and priorities. Let’s take a walk.
Photograph by Janez Marolt, courtesy of Kombinat Arhitekti.