Fun Berlin Apartment Has a Secret Fireman's Pole
Design studio NOWlab made a whimisical house full of surprises. On top of colorful wood flooring and a spiral staircase, there is also a fireman's pole hidden behind a bookcase. The two-story apartment is called Haus JJ and is located in Kreuzberg, a popular neighborhood in Berlin. When building the living space, the studio wanted a quick way to move between floors. "It came up in the early discussions with the owners, but the initial idea was to create a slide," NOWlab's founder Jörg Petri told Dezeen. "Unfortunately the floor plan did not allow enough space so we had to compact the idea – the result was a fireman's pole."