Micro Apartment Staircases
Heim Balp Architekten repurposed a large early 20th century industrial complex in the Berlin Wedding area into a centre of creativity. The complex houses art ateliers and galleries.
The former bathrooms have been turned into three micro apartments meant for artists in residence. The 20-m2apartments include a living, a comfortable bathroom and a full kitchen. The design takes advantage of the high ceilings, with a mezzanine bedroom above the bathroom.
Studio Mieke Meijer was commissioned to design the apartment staircases. Using the samba stairs principle, the studio realized a steep staircase that is still comfortable to walk. The staircase includes a bookshelf and a small bench to maximize its functionality. Every staircase has a different color, thus creating a unique identity for each apartment.