27 Office in the Balcony

Office in the Balcony

Posted on April 26, 2010 by team

Office in the Balcony 1

Cool idea and cool implementation!

Office in the Balcony 2Office in the Balcony 3Office in the Balcony 4Office in the Balcony 5

Office in the Balcony 6Office in the Balcony 7Office in the Balcony 8Office in the Balcony 9Office in the Balcony 10


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27 Responses to “Office in the Balcony”

  1. kirov says:

    That was not much of a balcony in the first place, it looked pretty poorly constructed. The result is a fairly small office, but it turned out pretty well, and the added insulation probably helps.

  2. Ones says:

    Good job…. very nice best practice, 2 thumb up

  3. Sarkawi says:

    How about safety? Has it been considered?

  4. realtor says:

    I had never been in a old soviet apt and always wondered how big the balconies were… nice work in such a tight space

  5. Those poor Russians says:

    Those poor Russians, they can’t even afford a… oh, wait.


  6. Zondernaam says:

    Wow, that is an excellent job. Brilliant use of what was otherwise wasted (and ugly) space. A good flair for design too.

    It takes some talent to make use of such a limited space.

  7. Cristi says:

    Good job.

  8. Maraudon says:

    Cool! I would like one!

  9. hades says:

    he is the stig!! (first 3 pictures)

  10. JZ says:

    In most soviet apartments balconies are used to store unneeded stuff, that “might sometime be useful” but usually aren’t.

  11. todd keilholz says:

    Todd Ray Keilholz

    Date of Birth: 07/21/1963

    SS #: 492-80-6401

    Bret Michaels
    World cup
    Iron man
    Shane Mosley

    Larry king

    Oil spill

    New York

  12. Finik says:

    cool idea where you are allowed to change the look of facade on your own. Our very own KGB would knock the door here in Finland. You would have to pay a construction company to “renovate” it back to the original and maybe get fined. Who knows, maybe even forced to move away from the appartment.

  13. Jason says:

    I wonder if that balcony has some clothes hangers outside to hang the wet clothes to dry after they have been washed in the small front load washer in the kitchen.If it was a corner apartment the balcony would be much bigger.If it was on floor 1 or 2 there would be bars on the windows.

  14. kilo says:

    Back in the USSR converting balconies to living space and changing the facade of the building was illegal and it was strictly enforced. The apartment buildings looked clean and uniform, just like they should. Nowadays, nobody gives a damn about such nonsense, so the city looks like it survived Word War III and is now populated by mutants, who rebuilt whatever was left using whatever materials they could find. People spend many thousands of dollars renovating their own apartments but not a penny is spent renovating the buildings. Regular people don’t seem to care about that too much as if their apartments were hanging in thin air all by themselves. Russians love and cherish their own apartments but they joyfully destroy everything around either by action or neglect.

    • Ivana Benderova says:

      EXACTLY Kilo! It is the same in, for instance, Bucharest. I have seen apartments within buildings that are unsafe to inhabit, and inside, units with beautiful “euro modern” kitchen, bath, fixtures, etc… Short-sighted desperation, and complete lack of knowledge about economics, engineering, real estate, investment, and total lack of common sense.

  15. Musa says:

    That was a very impressive makeover. Nice Post Thanks! :)

  16. kapusta says:

    I was in Kiev, and every multi-storey apartment building I saw had balconies with random wood/metallic framed windows seemingly built from whatever the inhabitants could find from scavenger hunting. It looked very strange. We don’t have that phenomenon in Sweden.
    You’re saying it has been like that only since the USSR fell apart? I googled this to try and find an explanation or even a causerie about it but with little result.

  17. Josie says:

    Very clever. I like what they did with the balcony. Around here, some people also convert in-build closets into little offices. It’s really neat to see how space can be used so effectively.

  18. hoping all the best for bret michaels and his family. Feel better soon bret!

  19. rasputin says:

    what’s an apartment ? Oh, its a dog box that poor peasants who cant afford a house on a block of land live

  20. cool.. very efficient.

    Soendoro Soetanto

  21. Ryan says:

    nice transformation!

  22. Ugly American says:

    Good use of space.

  23. Komar says:

    Very good looking, but in the winter time you get after behind the insulation of the outside wall of balkony , very big problems with condensation of water. the balkony is heavy-beton, these beton have no insulation. sorry for my english, i write from germany.

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