The residences in Moscow’s prestigious Novaya Riga community by Art Group Design Studio tend toward the Anglophilic, with cottage-style mansions popping up in areas like Montville village. But the owners of this 3,200-square-foot home wanted something a bit more international. Photography by Sergey Krasyuk.
Zero-room apartment is a project designed by MÁS. Creating a really tiny flat is always a challenge. However, checking the continuously increasing real estate prices there is a really big need for bringing out the most of all square meters and create great living conditions even in the smallest places. Photography by Dávid Kis.
B-13 by is a project designed by Nikita Bulatov. This apartment for a young family is located near the international airport Zhuliany in Kiev. Since the apartment has an elongated shape, a small area and only one window – the most important task was the functional planning of the space.
The architectural interiors project for the penthouse sp_penthouse designed by Studio Mk27 sought to attend to the demands of the program with the minimal division of space possible, shaping spatial continuity and amplitude for the apartment. Infinite circulations accentuate the fluidity between the spaces and configure functional pathways – of a clear understanding to the residents and their guests. Large corridors are also used here as galleries for the clients’ art collection and objects as well as pleasant architectural spaces, and not solely hallways. Photography by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.
Penthouse of Vanke Metropolis No. 79 by More Design Office (MDO) is located in Hangzhou.
“We believe that design has the power of transformation. Good design should be able to change one’s perception of their environment. Using light, shadow, material, sound or smell, design can invoke memories deep inside of us. A familiar smell may remind you of the breakfast that your mother prepared for you in your childhood, and in that moment you are taken to another time, another space.
This apartment designed by Balbek Bureau is located in a remarkable architectural monument. To preserve that spirit, the architects decided to partially remove the interior wall finishes, thereby opening an old brick and load-bearing ceiling beams. White panels along the entire first-floor perimeter, high ceilings and almost complete absence of partitions make the space absolutely cozy and comprehensive. Photo credits: Andrey Bezuglov, Yevhenii Avramenko.
The project designed by Balbek Bureau was completed on a small budget, with tons of love and undefeatable sense of humor. When working on modest budgets we encourage scaling back to a bare minimum, without which a comfortable existence would be impossible. In this case, for instance, we left the walls unchanged, just cleaned and thoroughly dusted them.