Previously the 80sqm space was used as a singular, flexible room, with platforms at varying heights punctuating the space. Bruzhus maintained and extended the platforms to delineate various functions throughout. Colours, height, and volumes define the space, rather than close it off.
There are no doors in the apartment, except for the bathroom. A custom made light oak structure separates dining and bedroom, with a nested kitchen on one side and built-in wardrobe on the other. The bedroom sits at a higher elevation to the rest of the space, which despite its lack of a door creates a more intimate feel.
The bathroom is a total hidden gem, painted pale blue and featuring a sculptural grey
An interplay of restraint and opulence is evident throughout the apartment. Restraint is achieved through efficient hidden storage, colour-blocked bare facades, and a distinct lack of decorative objects. Opulence is delivered through custom pieces, rich textiles, and abundant use of marble and terrazzo. The playful, warm colour palette includes rose-coloured kitchen cabinetry, muted jade, and brass fixtures, all of which play off the cool concrete ceiling and floors. Brighter tones of yellow and blue are hidden on the interior panels of built-in storage units.
Décor came via Studio CouCou, Bruzkus’ own curated showroom and online store, featuring pieces she sourced or made for her design projects and particularly loved. The luxurious sofa, upholstered in three shades of ruby-pinks, dominates the living area. Full-height windows across both the east and west façade ensure abundant natural light, but statement wall-mounted lights from PSLab are there to do the job on dim days.
Narrow raised platforms border full-height glass doors that open onto an outdoor deck. Bruzhus created a Moroccan moment in her private rooftop garden, including a fringed hammock suspended over another raised platform, and cushions aplenty. There’s even a small apple tree. An inner-city oasis, if ever we did see one.
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