EMA Butrimaviciute Create a Cool Contemporary Apartment in Vilna, Lithuania

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This cool contemporary apartment from Vilna in Lithuania was completed in 2018. The project, simply titled Apartment B9, was taken on by the architecture firm EMA Butrimaviciute.



The property is on the large side for an apartment (although it is a duplex). It covers an area of 969-square-feet (90-square-meters) over it’s two floors.



Apartment B9 is positioned on the border of Vilnius’s old town and a park. According to the designers, the laconic architecture of the building was the inspiration for the interior redesign.


Texture was a keyword choosing finishing materials. Warm bright colors and halftones makes every object to pop up and make a statement. – EMA Butrimaviciute


Inspired by art galleries the designers set about creating a light and airy home. White surfaces coat nearly every floor, wall and ceiling. Furniture and fixings are they used to introduce some pops of color to the otherwise white finish.

The only distinguishing built-in elements are kitchen and fireplace. Industrial brushed steel facades contrast with expressive marble pieces. The rest of the space remains neat and clean – perfect frame to expose the art which will be collected through years. – EMA Butrimaviciute


The first floor of the duplex is used predominantly for sleeping. There are three rooms, two of which look to be bedrooms while the third appears to be a cozy nook for studying or reading. Other spaces are dedicated to storage or a downstairs bathroom.

Going up a level takes you to the main living space. It’s an open plan room with a kitchen, dining area and living room all wrapped into one. There’s also a substantial terrace, and a second bathroom.


Photos © Norbert Tukaj

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.