Anya and Borya he founders of the bureau acquired a tiny studio condominium in the historic centre of Saint Petersburg, Russia with an place of only 38 m2, which experienced been empty for a lot of many years. They made the decision to change an condominium with plaster falling off and damaged home windows into a compact residing place and a spot in which the doors are constantly open up for pals.
The first detail that was made a decision to do below was to very clear the partitions and ceilings of dilapidated plaster, swap all utilities, and enhance some openings, the design of which was flawed. The apartment’s configuration is a one of a kind one particular for the heart – with windows on three sides and obtain to a compact balcony. But the most strange remnant is a historic light-weight lantern in the ceiling, measuring nearly 3×3 meters.
The fellas have completed a large amount of do the job to restore this lantern, strengthen the structure, and exchange the sealed double-glazed unit. After clearing the walls and ceilings, the harsh brick walls and concrete overlap were revealed. We wished to keep them open up, go away them precisely as they were being – with rough seams, development inscriptions, and metallic fragments. At that, we desired to make the main room thoroughly clean, concise, and minimalist.
The fellas needed the condominium to incorporate a substantial operation – the two totally free space for functions, and a relaxed put for pastime, and a huge volume of closed storage that would not litter up the place. Then there was an thought to surround the house around the perimeter with white panels that disguise all the operation at the rear of them. Guiding these panels, storage, radiators, and engineering units are concealed in distinctive depths.
This system authorized to fully abandon any freestanding household furniture, other than for the table and sofa. The identical panels surround the toilet unit, higher than which there is a sleeping location. The black volume of the closet, in which the fridge is also hidden, is cantilevered as a independent ingredient in distinction to the white environment.
Easy panels build a distinction with the open up ceiling and convert the room into a blank canvas, which is a visible address. Only a couple of cabinets with most loved guides and art objects remained open up. A picket workbench table turned a focal stage in the middle of the condominium.
All the lights electrics were found by the attic to depart the ceiling as clean up as possible and disguise all the wires. All furniture, other than for Muuto chairs and Fild lamps, was made by us in accordance to an specific undertaking.