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.
Design project of the apartment has been developed by Balbek Bureau at the end of 2011. After that we had been working on its realization avoiding bringing any changes into its original planning and design. Photo credits: Andrey Bezuglov, Slava Balbek
E Apartment is a project designed by Balbek Bureau and is located in Kyiv, Ukraine where the sense of belonging to cultural traditions has not precluded the emergence of new styles. The living is the main environment. Surrounded by large windows, it is the eye on the city. Photo credits: Slava Balbek, Alexander Ivasiv, Andrii Berezynsky
This apartment designed by Balbek Bureau on the slopes of Dnipro River where light hits and fills the space from dawn till sunset offers splendid color change on both sides of the window. This time architects decided to stick to the minimal urban loft which remains an unusual choice for family homes and suited rather for public spaces. Photo credits: Andrey Bezuglov, Slava Balbek