An interior mise-en-scène employs the physicality of the theatrical set and amalgamates this with filmic ideas relating to perception and interpretation.

Project Name: Tetovska – An Interior Mise-en-scène
Studio Name: Petokraka
Design Team: Aleksa Bijelović, Milica Maksimović — Petokraka, with Kosta Glušica
Area: 380 m2
Year: Completed 2019
Location: Voždovac, Belgrade, Serbia
Photography Credits: Relja Ivanić
Other Credits: Architecture by Dejan Miljković, Jovan Mitrović

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©Relja Ivanić

The architects, studio Petokraka, in close relationship with the client, developed custom-designed structures and objects, from staircases, partitions, and cabinetry to lighting and furniture pieces.

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©Relja Ivanić

The interior architecture project spanned for more than five years. The design was developed in parallel to the building construction and included the work on the ever-evolving layout adaptation alongside the diligent development of details synchronously with the on-site progress.

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©Relja Ivanić

The spatial programme consists of a living room with an elevated open study area and a kitchen with dining on the groundfloor, a multifunctional space with workshop and a guest room in the semi-basement, and bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms on the first floor.

[1] ’Creating Interior Atmosphere, Mise-en-scène and Interior Design’ by Jean Whitehead

Studio Profile

Petokraka is an independent creative practice founded in Belgrade, Serbia, by architects Aleksa Bijelović and Milica Maksimović.

A place of interdisciplinary actions and cross-disciplinary methodologies, with wide array of interests and themes, Petokraka aims to create new experiences by open interpretation of every task — creating spaces, objects, and situations that draw the users into new relationships enabling them to make their own story-line. The broad field of actions spans through domains of interior architecture and adaptive reuse, exhibition design and spatial installations, object design, visual art, identity and graphic design.


Since 2004 Petokraka has been working with the great support of the diverse team of graphic designers, architects, illustrators, photographers and art historians.


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