A minimalist one-bedroom apartment stands as a place to slow down in a city that’s always on the move.
Belarusian architect and interior designer Kanstantsin Remez fell in love with East Street the second he laid eyes on it. The understated 62-square-metre apartment is situated in a historical Brutalist-style building in the eye of Manhattan, New York City. Kanstantsin calls it a “silent retreat”; “a shield from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.”
Different sounds of beige play throughout the interiors, imparting a collection of minimalist, restorative spaces which don’t overwhelm the senses. While being dressed in beige, the interiors were also undressed of anything excessive or unnecessary, helping to carve out this minimalist aesthetic. “By peeling away anything that felt out of place, I was able to bring balance into the abundance of forms and volumes,” Kanstantsin says.
The kitchen nook features the Vola 500T1-590 kitchen mixer in gold and the trizo21 Audy-Wall 1S wall light.
Layout-wise, the living and dining areas remain open to maximise the little space that was available, while the kitchen nook creates a small pocket of privacy when cooking. Marble storage cabinets line the entrance hall instead of an idle walk-in closet, leading to the bedroom and bathroom – tucked away to elude any “hustle and bustle”.
East Street Apartment by Kanstantsin Remez affirms that even amid all the chaos, rare moments of stillness and repose can be found.