Photographer Captures People Living in 10 Floors of Identical Apartments

Romanian photographer Bogdan Gîrbovan lives on the 10th floor of a Soviet-era apartment building. Each room below him is identical in shape and size, but Gîrbovan had no idea until the neighbour on the 9th floor asked him to help fix a door. What he saw left him speechless: walking inside was like entering his own apartment, but what filled the space was entirely different. He had to photograph it.

Gîrbovan slowly built connections between all his neighbors, using their friendships to connect with everyone below his apartment. The woman on the 9th floor knew the tenant on the 8th, who knew the one on the 6th and 7th, and so on.

The interior of each home is vastly different, with even more contrast between old and young. While the elderly have often filled their space with a lifetime of furniture and memories, the young mainly live in spartan rooms with a few choice purchases from Ikea.

(Above, photographer Bogdan Gîrbovan lives on the 10th floor)

Mrs. Bita live in the studio apartment on the ninth floor since 1967

9th Floor: Mrs. Bita has lived in the studio apartment since 1967

8th Floor

8th Floor

7th Floor

7th Floor

6th Floor

6th Floor

5th Floor

5th Floor

4th Floor

4th Floor

3rd Floor

3rd Floor

2nd Floor

2nd Floor

1st Floor

1st Floor

(via VICE Italy)

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