Low-budget Apartment

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I am young architect, graduated in 2015 in Naples, Italy in Second level Master in Architecture and Interior design for Historical cities and before that in Master in Sofia.
Since the autumn of 2012 I've got a small architectural practice, in which I design small conceptual projects, temporary objects, interior, product and graphic design.
In 2012 I won a special prize in the Domus Academy competition - My Beautiful Laundrette, and in 2013 my studio 8 1/2 won the Architizer A+ Award in category Pop-ups for the project |CON|Temporary Library in Plovdiv, in 2016 I was awarded with the Bronze A' Design Award and my project was shortlisted in the Restaurant and Bar design Awards.
Since my graduation I have worked as Senior Architect and Interior designer in studios based in Bulgaria, Italy and Malta.
Nominated for Architect of the year in Plovdiv, 2012; Enthusiastic over traveling and meeting new people; Learning about new cultures and languages; Positive, energetic and ambitious person.

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An interior design project of a small space, low-budget apartment in Plovdiv. The clear space is 50 m2 and the budget for the transformation was 500 euro. The apartment is on rent and studio 8 ½ had only one month to create a new eco and intelligent modern space for living and working. The furniture is designed and made by studio 8 ½. We presents here our vision about contemporary living and pure "low-cost" design. The main materials are recycled paper tubes, old painted furniture in new meanings, an old wooden palette and wood panels.